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out a silent administrative war to limit legal immigration.They have succeeded with devastating effect. He began by issuing executive orders that all but eliminated immigration and tourism from several Muslim majority countries—issuing repeated iterations of his Muslim Ban until opposition lost focus. He ended legal status for over a million people: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a program that allowed people who were brought here as children without documentation to stay and work in the US legally. Temporary Protected Status, which allows people from countries experiencing a catastrophe to stay and work in the US. Most of these individuals have called the US home for a decade or more. He eliminated hundreds of staff who run our immigration system, including at embassies and in our domestic immigration agencies, causing a backlog that has more than doubled the wait times for most applications. He appointed anti-immigration advocates to key leadership positions in US Citizenship and Immigration Services, including even the position tasked with investigating civil rights abuses by immigration officials. Throughout these policy and personnel changes, his appointees provided little to no guidance on how to implement orders coming from the White House. Mere hours before the government shutdown, State Department officials had received no guidance about how a shutdown would impact their operation or what services would still be available to the public.

Questions & Lies  

Questions & Lies is about the emotional toll of the politics of grievance and fear: immigration, climate change, transphobia, wealth hoardin...

Questions & Lies  

Questions & Lies is about the emotional toll of the politics of grievance and fear: immigration, climate change, transphobia, wealth hoardin...

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