Trump’s executive order punches a hole in that very idea of the American Dream being available to anyone willing to work for it.
Chinese immigrants were lynched.
Indian immigrants were routinely turned away because they were regarded as infected by hookworm.
Indians, now a 4 million strong diaspora, have been happy to reap the benefits of being anointed the “model minority”.
But as the executive order shows, in the end when the axe falls on immigrants everyone is vulnerable.