Trump missed his ‘last, best chance’ for a wall, so he’s turning to the troops

By Matt Kwong

For all his hardline immigration promises, Donald Trump has apparently run up against a wall.

The wall.

In a recent round of muddled Twitter messages, seemingly to reassure his base he hasn’t gone soft on immigration, the U.S. president took a tough line.

He pronounced the end of a deal to protect young immigrants shielded from deportation by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, declaring, “DACA is dead.”

He later introduced policies to make it harder for people to claim asylum. And on Wednesday, he signed a proclamation to immediately deploy the National Guard to the southern border.


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