It All Begins With Andrew Cuomo. By Jim Geraghty, Morning Jolt
New York governor Andrew Cuomo: “If there is a move to deport immigrants, I say then start with me. Because I am the son of Mario Cuomo, the son of Andrei Cuomo, a poor Italian immigrant who came to this country without a job, without money, without resources!” Okay, so we’re all agreed on a plan, then? See, I knew we could find a bipartisan deal! Are we sure Andrew Cuomo knows what an immigrant is? He was born in Queens, New York, in 1957.
Secondly, the United States deports immigrants all the time. The United States deported more than 400,000 immigrants in 2012. What the Trump administration is proposing is a change in scale, not a change in the law.