Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Trump Executive Order on Immigration

Here is the text of the new Executive Order on immigration (h/t Adam Isacson). The "recent surge" language is highly misleading, crime has not suddenly become a problem in border cities, and the vast majority of immigrants pose no danger at all. But we're in an era of alternative facts.

Among the many serious problems with the order is that it calls for more detention facilities, which are a human rights disaster, and 5,000 more Border Patrol agents. Plus, without more federal immigration judges, you cannot possibly process the people you round up--the order says to "assign" them but not to hire more. There is mention of hiring "personnel" I don't know who that encompasses.

This can't end well.


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