Rodricks: Indecent and inhumane, Trump’s treatment of immigrants also makes no economic sense

As is now clear, in a way that only the most obtuse American might have hitherto missed, the Trump administration’s approach to immigration is draconian and prejudiced against the poor, driven by red-meat politics rather than rational policy, and makes no sense with regard to the nation’s economy. Following last week’s big ICE roundup of undocumented workers in poultry-processing plants in Mississippi, a police action carried out in our name, the administration announced new rules to make it even tougher for immigrants with legal status to get a green card, a visa or citizenship. (Balt. Sun)

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