Magazine October 19, 2020, Issue

Trump’s Immigration Record

President Donald Trump tours a section of recently built border wall in San Luis, Ariz., June 23, 2020. (Carlos Barria/Reuters)
Mexico hasn’t paid for a wall, but there has been progress

It’s beginning to look like Mexico isn’t going to be paying for the wall after all.

But it turns out that our neighbor to the south did something far more important: The Trump administration persuaded Mexico to work with us to reduce the number of bogus asylum claims by Central Americans, claims that were threatening to make the border fence irrelevant.

And that’s just one of the immigration accomplishments the administration can point to. There have been plenty of stumbles, of course, and it won’t be clear for some time whether the Trump presidency will represent a net plus or minus in

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