“While much of the attention this year has been on illegal activity at the border, the White House has moved in calculated, but often overlooked, ways to constrict the pipeline of legal immigration.” Read Fortune’s whole article to learn more here.
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Extremist anti-immigrant groups want more than a wall – they want to slash all immigration, including legal immigration /
Trump put so much focus on building the wall that he neglected many other areas of immigration reform, and did not push any legislation when the republicans had control of the house and senate. However, it still remains clear that the ultimate goal is to have as few immigrants in the United States as possible. Read more here.
There are no crises at the border, other than a humanitarian crisis caused by Trump’s illegal actions. In addition, this story about life in New Mexico near the U.S./Mexico border describes another crisis that is different than what the Trump administration would want you to believe: “The only crisis we’re facing here is a shortage of labor. Fewer people cross the border to work than before, and Americans don’t want to get their hands dirty doing hard work.” Read more here.
How ironic that Trump’s government shutdown due to his obsession with an unnecessary border wall is adding to the already massive delays in immigration court. See this article for a discussion of how immigration court backlogs may increase by years as a result of Trump’s shutdown.