D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham. (Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post)
There is no issue that has so dominated President Trump’s presidency and disfigured the GOP than obsessive, unhinged fear-mongering about illegal immigrants — which has now morphed into a broader mission against legal immigration. What was once a distressing fetish among a narrow group on the right has become — along with protectionism — a rallying call for a party disinclined to pay attention to facts (and Labor Economics 101) and determined to humor the aggrieved white non-college educated working class that has been fed a steady anti-immigrant diet by Fox News and other right-wing media.
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Anti-immigrant voices’ smokescreen that they were only opposed to illegal immigration has been shredded. They now revel in their calls
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