President Donald J. Trump’s executive order doesn’t solve the crisis at the border. Some families will stay separated for years. Separating children from their parents can result in long-term psychological damage. And the root of the problem, the administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy, is still very much in place, Northeastern experts say.
On Tuesday, Alabama voters elected Democrat Doug Jones to the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions. Jones’ victory over Republican Roy Moore overturned a generation of Republican victories in the deep red state. “Trump loomed very large in this election,” said political science professor Costas Panagopoulos.