This Week in the World Affairs Brief:

TRUMP DISAPPOINTS SUPPORTERS AGAIN ON IMMIGRATION

Once again, Donald Trump has proven to his supporters that he is unpredictable and cannot be trusted to keep his promises. During the campaign he promised to build a wall across the entire southern border and to send illegals home, including adults brought here as children by illegal immigrant parents. Trump promised to undo Barack Obama’s illegal executive order granting temporary amnesty to illegal children (a.k.a. DACA) and Trump won the election, in part, by promising to end it. He did so, sort of, in September 2017 by ending the program but deferred it for six months to give the immigration lobby time to pressure Congress to make the program permanent. That time is approaching and already Trump is saying he will “sign anything sent to him,” and that it is going to be a “bill of love.” This kind of soft thinking and false compassion gets Trump into trouble every time some entitlement comes into question. He also continues to compromise on the border wall, as he agrees to a shorter and less effective version that won’t work—in the vain hope that Democrats will go along. To receive a one-time free sample copy of the brief, email us at editor at worldaffairsbrief.com

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