The Trump orders would, by agreement or by coercion, put states and localities squarely in the middle of immigration enforcement in the United States.
Because of the large unauthorized immigrant population and finite resources, it is necessary for the executive to set priorities among those eligible for removal.
The change of administration may not signal the demise of an industry once dependent on federal support in the form of investments, loans, and tax credits.
Trump’s executive order on border security set in motion the construction of U.S.-Mexico border wall that could cost well more than $14 billion.
Some affordable housing advocates fear a future in which federal rental assistance programs will be starved for resources, but that does not have to be the case.