Research Papers on Donald Trump on Immigration
Not two weeks after taking the oath of office, President Donald Trump began to carry out his various campaign promises with regards to immigration to the United States. In his fight for the presidency, Trump pledged support for improving the wages and job security for Americans; part of this, he claimed, was going to be done through the construction of a wall along the southern border of the United States. This wall, he claimed, would prevent illegal immigrants, particularly from Mexico and other Latin American countries, from coming into the United States and taking jobs from hardworking Americans. Supplementing this would be the notion that any illegal immigrants found in the United States would be detained until they could be removed from the nation.
A cornerstone of Trump’s policies on immigration deal with addressing the millions of immigrants who are illegally residing in the United States.
- His policy targets sanctuary cities, or those municipalities throughout the nation that do not abide by rules and regulations dictated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
- Amnesty would no longer be provided to individuals who entered the country illegally, regardless of how long they have lived here.
- Trump’s immigration policy posits that countries will be forced to take back individuals deported from the United States, though how this enforcement will be carried out was not made clear.
Building on the promise of increased national security, Trump’s immigration policy also called for the suspension of immigration from several countries that have had ties to extremism and terrorism in the past. Immigrants from seven countries – Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Sudan, Yemen, and Somalia – have all been labeled as ineligible for admission to the United States until a more rigorous vetting system can be developed and implemented. Interestingly enough, Trump’s policy on immigration from Saudi Arabia – the country that was home to the majority of hijackers who carried out the attacks on September 11, 2001 – does not impact their ability to migrate to the United States. While President Trump is likely to suffer a great deal of criticism for his actions with regards to immigration policy, he has maintained the promises made to the American people when campaigning for the office.