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Desperate Refugees or Desperate Debtors?
Why the Latest Border Surge Is Bad News for Democrats

Trump’s hyperbole on the border has boomeranged against him, but Democrats should not accept opening the southern border to anyone who asks for asylum. That’s not even good for immigrants.

Published on: April 10, 2019
David Stoll is the author of El Norte or Bust! How Migration Fever and Microcredit Produced a Financial Crash in a Latin American Town. He teaches anthropology at Middlebury College.
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