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Deportation hysteria

Deportation hysteria

Since Donald Trump's election victory, the rhetoric over his hard line stance on immigration policies hasn't cooled a bit. In a recent interview on "60 Minutes," the president-elect vowed to deport or incarcerate as many a 3 million immigrants. Not to be outdone, some big city mayors from Seattle to New York stepped forward promising to maintain their status as "sanctuary cities" that will refuse to enforce federal immigration laws.

But what if for all the bluster and threats, the posturing and promises, a Trump administration pursues an immigration strategy not all that different from that of President Barack Obama? For a variety of reasons, that might be...