(OPINION) A Growing Immigration Divide: Trump and Biden stake out opposite ends of a complex issue — leaving a vacuum in the middle

In 2016, Donald Trump made immigration restrictions a signature campaign issue, one that drew a core group of passionate voters. Since becoming president, Trump has pursued policies aimed at significantly reducing immigration—especially in the months after Covid-19 arrived on our shores. Yet some voters, polls show, have balked at his more draconian measures, which should provide an opening to Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee. The former vice president’s problem, however, is that the entire Democratic Party has lurched significantly to the left on immigration—and his own platform reflects that move.

A Growing Immigration Divide
Steven Malanga, City Journal
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