President Trump effectively ends asylum for migrants traveling through Mexico to get to the U.S.. These pass-though migrants must, instead, now seek asylum in the first safe country they enter. In effect, Trump builds a wall made of Mexico. Have we given up on the idea of the U.S. as refuge for the world’s beleaguered masses?
Despite his opponents’ narrative that President Trump is anti-immigrant, he presides over huge growth in new citizens and approval of citizenship applications, including those of asylum seekers and refugees. Will Trump’s base of xenophobes and immigrant-haters abandon him because more foreigners are becoming citizens?