Magazine March 20, 2017, Issue

The War over Enforcement

A special agent from Immigration and Customs Enforcement searches a vehicle heading into Mexico at the Hidalgo, Texas, border crossing, May 28, 2010. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Trump’s policy is good so far, but the real battle is in the workplace

President Trump’s executive orders on immigration enforcement had barely been signed when the Left identified its first “victim,” a Mexican woman living illegally in Arizona named Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos. She had been routinely checking in with ICE over the years in scheduled meetings that she always walked away from without consequence. Then, in early February, ICE detained her at one of these sessions and deported her back to Mexico.

There is no doubt that Garcia de Rayos is a far cry from one of Donald Trump’s “bad hombres.” She came here at age 14. She lived in the United States

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The Week

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