If my little corner of American suburbia is any indication, Donald Trump’s revolution is running into trouble. The president has been in office for more than 100 days, spring is in the air — and I still haven’t bought a lawnmower.
My personal stock of landscaping equipment matters in the current political context because of the president’s campaign promise to deport millions of undocumented immigrants. That pledge poses a clear and present danger to the way families like mine cut our grass.
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We don’t do it ourselves — not any more. Lawn care is one of the many chores that US suburbanites have farmed out in recent years to newly arrived workers from Mexico and other Spanish-speaking countries. After the number of undocumented immigrants rose last
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