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By ordering Salvadorans out, Trump inverts an American promise

Jose Escobar hugs his wife in El Salvador for the first time since his March deportation from Texas

FOR A NATION OF IMMIGRANTS, THE challenge is where to draw the line. A decade ago, Gallup asked adults the world over whether they would like to live somewhere else, if they could. They got a yes from 700 million people. Asked where they’d like to go, the destination of choice—named by 165 million people—was the U.S.

America can’t take them all in, of course. But the idea of the

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