After the first week of Donald Trump’s presidency many changes have been occurring in the country. A continuous stream of executive orders signed by the President are causing extreme controversy. Executive Order: Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into The United States, the more moderate version of the “Muslim ban” that President Trump called for during his campaign was signed on Friday. Some people who were still in the air when Trump signed the order were detained or sent back to where they flew in from when they landed. This led to people being detained in airports sparking numerous protests at airports across the country, calling the order unconstitutional. On Saturday, a federal judge temporarily stayed the order, stopping people from being detained and deported from the country.
People such as Donald Trump don’t realize the immense affect deporting people will have on the economy. According to an article called, “Trump’s new deportation rules could cost the economy trillions” by Bryce Covert, there is estimated to be 12 million immigrants in the US. Seven out of twelve million are workers who contribute 3 percent of the GDP. In other words 3 percent of the GDP is equal to $5 trillion in economic growth over a ten year period. Deporting all immigrants will cost an estimated price of $4.7 trillion. According to a research from Ryan Edwards and Francesc Ortega at the Center for American Progress, without undocumented workers, the GDP (gross domestic product) could potentially reduce by 2.6 percent in about a decade. In regards to deportations, the government would have to hire 15,000 more border patrol agents and build new detention centers. Let’s not disregard the fact that Mr. Trump also wants to construct a bigger wall which will cost billions of dollars. Considering that the US
President Obama’s pledge to pay for the program by taxing the rich, who is anyone that makes more than $1 million a year (which would include President Obama) and will make for “a marketplace that provides choice and competition” (Conniff, 2009). He also proposes that reform is about every American who has ever feared losing their coverage if they become too sick, lose their jobs or even change their jobs. It’s realizing that the biggest force behind our deficit is the growing costs for Medicare and Medicaid programs.”
During Trump’s political career he has placed immigration as a high priority. This allows the audience to either be for or against his proposed plans. During his campaign, he would always talk about building a wall on the Mexico border to inhibit their ability to come here illegally. According to Isidore and Sahadi from CNN money, “Trump cited a $10 billion estimate that was given to him during the campaign by the National Precast Concrete Association. That comes out to about $7.4 million per mile” (Isidore and Sahadi, 2017). Many people believe that this cost is way too much and that there has to be better ways to change the immigration policy, without this ridiculous price tag. His immigration plan does not only affect our southern neighbor, Mexico, but it has recently impacted many Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. This has caused issues for many people traveling back from these areas and restricted any refugee from coming to the U.S. for safety and help. Not
While a constant flow of people coming to America seems like a great idea to most, President-elect Trump thinks the U.S need to limit the people it let in. During his campaign he said he would repeal DACA and kick out all illegal immigrants. His thought process behind this is that it will free up jobs for Americans. Trump is right that it will free up jobs as roughly “8 million illegal immigrants currently have jobs”, but the issue is that Americans won’t have the proper training to take all of these jobs (Krogstad). This will lead to companies not producing what they should and being forced to lay of people. So overall by kicking out all immigrants Trump will be costing many Americans jobs and could lead to another depression. Another thing that Trump has said he will do is build a wall around the U.S and Mexico. This wall will cost millions maybe even billions of dollars, yet Trump has not elaborated on how it will be paid for. He has said he will get Mexico to pay for it and that he has a plan to do it, but nobody knows
In 2014, the budget for the United States border patrol was upwards of $3.5 billion according to the CBP. This country is already spending an absurd amount of money on border control. Despite all of this funding undocumented immigration still runs rampant. Let's face that facts Donald, increased border protection doesn't work. As Malcolm Galdwell would say, it follows the inverted-u logic. Put simply Border Patrol produces diminishing returns and may even increase undocumented immigration. All the "Mexican Great Wall" does is just further prove Trump's animosity towards hispanics.
Not only will it be extremely hard to retain the 20 billion dollars worth of funding for the wall, but it will also be difficult to construct due to private property rights and uneasy terrain. Acquiring the rights to the private land would cost a fortune, and the wall would not be very effective due to the fact that it would only slow down the flow of undocumented immigrants, rather than stop it altogether. Trump also plans on arresting and deporting 11 million undocumented immigrants, which will cost close to 200 billion dollars, and will lead to military-like operations being conducted throughout the country. In reality, Trump’s policy is deemed insufficient, ineffective, and
In the article “Trump outlines immigration specifics,” Jeremy Diamond and Sara Murray analyze Republican candidate Donald Trump’s latest immigration policy proposal and demonstrate how his unrealistic plan could cause more harm than good. For many years now, the topic of immigration has always been a problematic one and with reason. One side argues that immigrants are taking American jobs, while the other side maintains that immigrants are actually helping the US economy. While both sides rarely see eye to eye on multiple issues, one thing that they can both agree on is that the current US immigration system is, indeed, broken. Because of this issue, Trump has proposed an immigration plan that would require the US to build a wall along the
In order for the President to keep such immigrants outside of the U.S., he is propositioning a border wall in which México’s government will have to pay. When Mexico found out about this, not only did they state that they would pay for no such thing, former President Fox made multiple videos stating that they would not pay for anything. Afterwards, Trump took this matter to Congress and is currently trying to get the U.S. government to pay for it. Building a wall with the best technology will not only be expensive, but it will also keep out intelligent people that can positively impact the world. One of President Trump’s goals as the new president is to build a wall near the southern
Did you know that it will cost billions to finish the border wall between U.S and Mexico? Do you know where is Trump is going to get billions from ? Tax payers. Congress has no idea where to get the money to fund the building of the border wall between the U.S and Mexico. The fence will not stop immigrants from coming into the country at all, there are ways that people from Mexico can enter the U.S legally. The border wall is too expensive and impractical for us to continue building to complete it, it’s going to take 4 years for the border wall to completely finish covering the remaining 1,250 miles. A border wall won’t solve any terrorist problem that we as a country have. We shouldn’t continuing the building of the U.S- Mexico border because it just a waste of time and money because it will take 4 years for the border wall to be completely finish the border and maybe after the wall is finish, May not Trump won’t be president The border wall won’t help the crime rate go down in the U.S.
Medicare and Medicaid together "are the single biggest contributor to [the United States] long term [budget] deficit." This idea was expressed by President Obama during his 2011 state of the Union Speech. After saying this, the president said that health care costs need to be reduced, including these two services. Medicare and Medicaid are beneficial to those who receive their services, and the criteria for eligibility currently allow many to qualify for either program. This is most likely the cause of the major deficit that the president spoke of. However, downsizing or eliminating these programs to lessen the deficit will affect many people and their ability to receive healthcare.
The long awaited Medicare bill is finally on the horizon. President Bush is advocating the biggest expansion of Medicare in 30 years saying, "Medicine is modernizing and Medicare isn't"(Bush). He is promoting privatization and expansion in prescription drug benefits of Medicare to help "modernize" it. Simultaneously, a new bill pushing generic drugs - far cheaper than name brand prescriptions - into the market is being endorsed. Opponents of the bill, Republicans and Democrats, argue it will only increase the government debt and will not help senior citizens pay for new lifesaving technologies. Nonpartisan economists suggest the proposed $400 billon prescription drug benefit will drive the national debt skyward. If the federal government
Among the presidential candidates for the year 2016, Republican representative Donald Trump seems to have the most ridiculous and controversial campaign ideas. One of his more known campaign ideas has to do with banning Muslims from the United States. He generalized that all Muslims currently, or plan to act as, terrorists who will launch attacks on US soil. Building a wall on the border between US and Mexico is another well known idea of his, especially because he wants Mexico has to pay the cost for the wall’s construction. Even though politicians may paint immigration in a negative light, the United States relies on immigrants to help its economy, so it should not opt to throw them out of the country.
To begin with, we should not get rid of immigrants because it would be expensive. According to Donald Trump, we should have a wall on the U.S and Mexico border. The wall's length is a total of 2,000 miles. The wall would cost us $2.8 million (Drew). We would also have to pay $28 billion each year to seal the rest of the country (Hrenchir). It would take $750 million a year to maintain the wall (Drew).
Thats why its up to us to be mindful of who benefits from our country and may not have the best intentions as the hardworking. Businessinsider along with numerous interviews from trump himself suggests that trump plans to build a wall to protect our country from people who plan to abuse the privileges that are made available for us. I begin a conscience and senside youth tries very hard to understand how people can find trumps wall grotesque and unreasonable. Migration policy.org tells us that as of 2014 more than 1.7 million immigrants from mexico in the US illegally for surpasses that by 11.43 million! That 37% of the US population and 59% of all immigrants as told by pro.con.org. Trump also believes that since majority of illegal immigrants are from mexico it is only right that they pay for the wall. Some may say that is unfair but i say that illegal immigrants from mexico have consistently shown a behavior that suggest they only want to get in but not necessarily add to the country. Looking back at migration