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A decades-old lesson on immigration, from California to Trump's Republicans

Jan 12, 2019 - The Globe and Mail (Canada)

U .S. President Donald Trump is gambling that his battle to build a border wall, which is leading to the longest federal government shutdown on record, will continue to pay political dividends into next year's presidential election.

But his party could take a lesson from a similar fight over illegal immigration in California that took place decades earlier. It proved to be a cautionary tale for the state's Republican Party in how policies that boost elections results in the short term can ...