From a purely legal perspective, our present immigration policy is more favorable to Donald Trump's plan to mass deport immigrants than it is to President Obama's attempts to keep families together.
And I am no different than you, my skin wrapped around my beating heart -- pleading for mercy and loving-kindness and waiting for this long night to be over.
In the face of the overwhelming legal authority against them, you might expect Trump and his minions to let anchor babies off the hook and declare a truce in the war against them. Don't count on it.
Media content, tone, and the framing of immigration also influences public perceptions and play a role in the definition of immigration as a "social problem."
He understood a lesson that my American privilege allowed me to escape, nothing is easy when you're born into the "Third World," not even for a budding attorney. Somehow the world found his presence less desirable than mine.