No single issue has been a greater animating force for the Republican base over the past decade than immigration — except maybe the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare).
And with the failure of GOP health care efforts in Congress and sliding poll numbers this summer, the Trump White House seems to be making a concerted effort to elevate cultural wedge issues, from immigration and a announcing a ban on transgender people in the military to affirmative action and police conduct. CONT.
Domenico Montanaro, NPR