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“Gaining an anti-endorsement from one of the leading experts on economy-ruining must have delighted the Sanders campaign.”
Bernie Sanders has sparked fear within the country’s financial centers. The likes of Lloyd Blankfein (the former head of Goldman Sachs) and Stanley Druckenmiller (a billionaire hedge fund manager) have warned that the democratic socialist candidate’s economic policies will tank the stock market and hurt business. But the powers of the presidency are actually quite limited when it comes to the economy, Annie Lowrey argues.
+ Want more? Read Annie on the deepest financial crisis in America: How in one of the best decades the American economy has ever recorded, families were still being bled dry.
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The Undocumented Agent
He worked as a Customs and Border Protection officer for nearly two decades, facilitating thousands of deportations in his years of work.
But then came a day when Raul Rodriguez discovered that he himself was not a U.S. citizen.
On that day in Los Indios in 2018, one of Rodriguez’s managers slid an envelope across the desk. Rodriguez remembers reading: “You are no longer a law-enforcement officer, pending further investigation.” His gun and badge were confiscated without explanation. He left the building in a stupor.
Days later, he sat down with investigators at a federal building in nearby McAllen, Texas. They told him his career in immigration and his military service before that—his identity as a veteran, an agent, and an American—were based on a lie. His United States citizenship was fraudulent. He was an undocumented immigrant himself.
Read Jeremy Raff’s remarkable story of a former CBP officer who’s now the one at risk of deportation.
Today’s newsletter was written by Christian Paz, a Politics fellow, and edited by Shan Wang, who oversees newsletters.
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