Looks like Trump and GOP may well attempt to make “illegal immigration and porous borders” the overarching issue framing the coming elections. They figure it plays well in those CDs where they have to protect GOP House incumbents, while at the same time making it difficult for a number of Democratic Senators to defend their seats in red states, such as Missouri.

I don’t take too seriously Trump’s mention of a path to citizenship for Dreamers yesterday. If anything, he’s perhaps thinking that some form of a path to citizenship for Dreamers could be the chip to entice Democrats into signing an immigration bill that would be draconian and catastrophic for immigrants and their families.