The electoral motivations behind Trump’s anti-immigration policies are well known, but there has been little discussion of their long-term sustainability.
For Trump, the wall is the perfect solution to dealing with the anxiety of his base. For these voters, the “outside” threatens the supposedly sacred world inside.
[T]he Mexican Secretariat of the Interior has not ... developed a clear policy on how to proceed given the directives regarding asylum from the Trump administration.
[H]is style of governing, situated somewhere between wild and threatening and more suited to a showman than to a statesman, is not the best to ensure the stability of the country.
These actions help draw the attention of the international community to the extent to which anti-immigrant measures, built on racist and xenophobic sentiments, endanger international peace and security.
Within the last six months, Border Patrol agents have apprehended 240,000 migrants, 30 percent more than in the previous period, with a significant increase after Donald Trump was elected on Nov. 8.
While Trump used the visit to create a presidential status and reinforce his image to voters, Nieto ... gave the impression of being a weak and pulseless leader.
Illegal immigration, drug smuggling and gun violence tend to dominate the narratives of most campaign speeches, which some local commentators dismiss as unfair, disproportionate and usually poorly informed.