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“Trump’s Deportation Machine”: David L. Wilson in Jacobin

A May Day demonstration for immigrant rights and worker rights at the White House in 2010. nflravens / Flickr

In 2017, Monthly Review Press will publish the second, updated edition of The Politics of Immigration: Questions and Answers by David L. Wilson and Jane Guskin. Here, for Jacobin, David L. Wilson writes about Trump’s possible use of mass deportation to drive a wedge between workers:

“Like so much about the incoming administration, president-elect Donald Trump’s intentions for undocumented immigrants remain unclear. But he seems likely to go forward with a substantial program of ‘getting them out of our country.’ ¶ In his first major post-election interview, Trump announced that he plans to deport two or even three million immigrants ‘here illegally,’ ‘people that are criminal and have criminal records, gang members, drug dealers.’ In reality, as Vox’s Dara Lind explains, there simply aren’t two or three million undocumented immigrants with criminal records, much less gang members and drug dealers….”

Read David’s article in Jacobin

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