The Democrats running for the White House do not lack ideas on the hot-button issues of immigration and border control. But as they prepare to take the stage on Thursday for their debate in Houston, most would rather talk about the hard-line policies of the man they seek to replace, President Trump.
Immigrants are also unusually entrepreneurial. They are twice as likely to start new businesses as native-born Americans. New businesses account for essentially all net new jobs created in the United States, and many of these small businesses go on to become very big. More than half of all American startups worth $1 billion or more today were founded by immigrants.
Trump announced last week that he would stop about $500 million in aid payments to Central American countries and has threatened to close the U.S.-Mexico border, perhaps as early as this week.
El Paso, Texas, Mayor Dee Margo (R) said in an interview that aired Monday on “Rising” that the root of the immigration problem in the U.S. lies in the nation’s capital.
They were known as immigration hardliners long before President Donald Trump took office. And the defeats they suffered in Tuesday’s midterm elections sparked swift declarations of victory from immigrant rights groups.
I keep thinking about this phrase. It is evidently inaccurate—no one is “undocumented” before crossing into the country—yet apparently it didn’t strike the editors at either Clinton’s publisher or the magazine as unusual. The word has become as commonplace as the assumptions it reflects, and these assumptions are shared across the political spectrum.
In its lawsuit filed in Concord, the ACLU accuses several Exeter police officers of arresting 25-year-old Bashar Awawdeh in August on suspicion that he was an undocumented immigrant. It argues that authorities had no basis for arresting him and did not suspect he had committed any crime. It also argues that his immigration status alone does not constitute a crime.