President Trump has shut down the government to get money for a border wall that he says will stop illegal immigration. But the fact of the matter is that that’s not all he wants to stop. During the three-day shutdown last January, he demanded a 40 per cent reduction in legal immigration, arguing that America has been swamped by immigrants.
“There’s a limit to how many people a nation can responsibly absorb into their societies, ” he has declared.
He is not alone in invoking this boogeyman. That America.