Robert B. Reich

Reich: Trump focuses on nonexistent problems, worsens actual problems

Reich: Trump focuses on nonexistent problems, worsens actual problems

It's easy to get caught up in the deeply flawed character of Donald Trump. We also need to recognize the policy catastrophe of his presidency.

Compare the trumped-up problems he's been focusing on with the real problems facing this country. Last week, for example, Mr. Trump ordered an end to the Obama-era executive action that shielded around 800,000 young undocumented immigrants — often called "Dreamers" — from deportation under what's been known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA.

For what reason? There's zero evidence Dreamers are taking jobs away from native-born Americans. In fact, evidence points in the opposite direction: They've...

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