In an op-ed recently published in The Hill, I examine the inconvenient truths that confront President Trump’s border wall proposal.
President Trump’s termination of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) last month showed callous disregard for innocents caught in the broken U.S. immigration system. On Sunday, he doubled down. The president turned those same “dreamers” into bargaining chips, by conditioning any legislative deal on their fate to Democratic agreement to a set of hard line proposals. These include constructing his long promised border wall, hiring 10,000 more immigration agents, and cracking down on “sanctuary cities.”
Read the full op-ed here.