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Migration is reshaping the U.S. political landscape—but perhaps not in the way most believe. At a time when anti-immigrant restrictionists appear on the rise in the United States, a nearly invisible mass migration in the Americas could be reordering American politics in a direction favorable to immigration rights. With the U.S. foreign-born population at a near-historic level—13.4 percent of the population in 2015 compared to the modern high of 14.8 percent in 1890—anti-immigration rhetoric has unquestionably been a cornerstone of Donald Trump’s surprise presidency. In office, his rhetoric has morphed into anti-immigrant policies and proposals that threaten the tradition of […]
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