The Left reacts to DACA and other issues of the day


A roundup of today’s editorials that includes how young Americans leaving the G.O.P. can help Democrats at the polls, the numbers behind Trump’s voter fraud claims don’t add up, and why the RAISE act is not the solution to America’s immigration problem.

1. Immigration crossroads: Republican ‘solutions’ will make our problems worse

From USA Today: “Republican Sens. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and David Perdue of Georgia have a plan, endorsed by President Trump, to change that mix. But their RAISE (Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment) Act, like DACA repeal, is an overly simplistic solution to a complex issue.”

2. Trump's move to end DACA has roots in America's long, shameful history of eugenics

From The Los Angeles Times: “But the best data indicate that immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children, the so-called Dreamers, do not take jobs from citizens and commit far less crime than other groups. They also contribute billions of dollars to the economy every year.”

3. How much can the youth vote actually help democrats?

From The New York Times: “As important as it would be for Democrats to unite and to keep left-of-center voters from straying, it would be even more helpful to win Republican converts. A recent report from Pew Research Center found that 23 percent of young Americans who identified as Republican or independent-leaning-Republican switched to identifying as Democrat or independent-leaning-Democrat from 2015 to 2017.”

4. Trump’s voter-fraud propagandist cooks up extremely fuzzy math

From The Washington Post: “It is neither paranoid nor alarmist to begin asking if the Trump administration plans to rationalize blocking a large number of voters who oppose the president from casting ballots in 2018 and 2020.”

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