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An Instagram-worthy Immigration Plan

| May 17, 2019

President Trump's new immigration proposal, announced in the Rose Garden Thursday, was touted as a complete overhaul of how we decide who gets into our country and under what conditions.

In reality, it's a collection of platitudes put together by son-in-law Jared Kushner that avoids the hardest and most emotional aspects of the immigration debate. What was unveiled instead was a breezy tour through a happy land where hard problems are ignored, history is glossed over and the cruel policy of separating families is given a magical resolution.

This isn't a plan worthy of serious discussion, a point underscored when some of the Republican senators who Kushner briefed earlier this week were left feeling that the White House had not done its homework....

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For Academic Citation: Kayyem, Juliette.“An Instagram-worthy Immigration Plan.” The Washington Post, May 17, 2019.

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