A fee to flee

Of The Donald’s many offenses against ordinary decency, against this country’s ideals, this is surely among the worst.

President Donald Trump has proposed the introduction of a fee for migrants seeking asylum in the US, outlining the policy in a memorandum released Monday.

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Among the series of new measures the president lays out in the memorandum is the imposition of “fees for asylum applications and work permit applications.” Monday’s memorandum did not outline how much migrants might be charged to claim asylum.

One imagines the Statue of Liberty with her palm extended, rather than holding aloft a torch. The squalor inside Donald Trump goes all the way down.

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