[T]he tactical defeat suffered by Trump could be ... a substantial victory for the racist and xenophobic agenda that has dominated the debate about ... immigration policy.
<i>Jean-Eric Branaa analyzes the current situation in the United States against the backdrop of the government shutdown and the proposed construction of a wall along the Mexican border. He believes Donald Trump to be in a not unfavorable position, as immigration is a subject he controls and this allows him to maintain [Read more]
[The FBI] has been forced to put terror-related and child trafficking investigations on hold due to a staff shortage.
The lyrics speak of a 'wall … high enough to keep all those filthy hands off of our hopes and our dreams.'
So why is Trump obsessed with the wall? Because the wall has become a metaphor for his administration.
[T]he possible construction of the wall ... is not simply a budgetary disagreement between Trump and the Democrats, but much more.
None of the plans for, or routes to, better living conditions for the population of the Central American countries will bear fruit while weak democracies persist.