The politics of discomfort in the Age of Trump

On Monday, the Trump administration will double down on its counterproductive Make America Less Safe executive order on immigration from certain Muslim-majority countries. This is merely the latest effort by the Trump White House to let the Customs and Border Protection (CPB), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and every other Department Homeland Security-affiliated agency do whatever they want when it comes to border control. And they’ve already done a great deal that seems awfully illiberal.

The aggregation of these efforts seems to make it clear that the administration is doing whatever it can to make a certain category of immigrants feel as unwelcome as possible.

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