Loose rhetoric from advocates and the left distorted the debate during the Obama years.
Mackenzie Cox, right, a student at Drury University, joins other protesters outside of Sen. Roy Blunt’s Springfield office on Sunshine Street in January to protest Blunt’s support of President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration.(Photo: Andrew Jansen/News-Leader)
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The immigration issue amply demonstrates that when political pendulums swing too much to one side, they then swing back wildly and uncontrollably.
President Trump’s rhetoric and policies toward immigrants, legal and undocumented, have been harsh and have reflected the views of his base. But all this is partly — only partly — because during the Obama years, the immigration rhetoric became quite loose.
It wasn’t Barack Obama’s fault. As deporter in chief, he deported record numbers of undocumented immigrants. But with eight years of a Democrat in the White House, progressives and immigrant advocates became quite emboldened
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