Thursday, November 17, 2016

Amanda Frost: How Painful Can Trump Make the Lives of Immigrants? The Answer: Pretty Darn Painful


Amanda Frost on Slate considers just how painful a Donald Trump administration can make the lives of immigrants in the United States as well as the general impacts on immigration.  Her punchline:

"Even if [Trump] cannot quickly build a wall or remove millions of unauthorized immigrants, he can instill fear, driving some immigrants to leave and others not to come in the first place. Fear alone can reduce immigration—both legal and illegal—without the federal government spending a cent. For this, at least, Trump gets all the credit."



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