July 18, 2017

Julia Young, assistant professor, history published commentary in The Washington Post on why deportation is ineffective.

Since President Trump’s election, immigrants with undocumented family members have been on high alert.

They are right to be nervous. Trump campaigned on the construction of a “big, beautiful” wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and called for a “deportation force” to round up undocumented immigrants. On Jan. 25, only days after taking office, Trump issued two executive orders: one that authorized the construction of the wall, and a second that directed law enforcement agencies to deport all “removable aliens.” And since the inauguration, the news and social media have been rife with stories of otherwise law-abiding undocumented immigrants being detained and deported. ...

Continue reading in The Washington Post.