(WEN) - Two weeks ago President Donald Trump signed an executive order to support immigration enforcement and punish local governments that don't comply with federal authorities. This includes potentially taking away funding for any city that deems itself a sanctuary city.
As he pointed in a statement released by the White House, “DACA is an unconstitutional exercise of authority; failure to enforce the laws in the past has put our nation at risk of crime, violence and terrorism.” (The New York Times) The controversy between legal status and who are considered citizens of the United States only demonstrates the flaws and complexity of the US constitution. Politicians have been taken advantage of the mistakes portrayed in the constitution as a way to manipulate laws and actions from a racist point view as we are
An all-consuming fear and uncertainty continues to spread among Latino communities nationwide, after hundreds of immigrants continue to get arrested during ICE raids across the U.S. Fear continues to grow among the Latino community in Morristown, N.J., as President Trump has made it clear that he would stick with his deportation force plan. According to the last Census, Hispanics make 34.1% of the population in Morristown, N.J., and it’s estimated that one-third of the 34.1% are illegal immigrants. Amid chaos and outcry, Morristown’s mayor, police chief, community faith leaders, among other city leaders gathered with community members on Feb. 25 in Morristown, N.J. at Millburn Town Hall to discuss the new immigration law and the potential challenges
There are currently 11 million undocumented immigrants living, working, and raising families in the United States. It is obvious that something needs to be done about this problem (Passel). However, when a bipartisan reform bill passed from the Senate to the House of Representatives, the House refused to consider it (Kim). In response, on November 20, 2014, President Obama declared that he had taken action by making an executive order that will fix America’s flawed immigration system. The proposed executive action offers a legal reprieve and perhaps work permits to some of the undocumented parents of U.S. citizens and permanent residents, expand the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program, and strengthen border security. Many
“President Trump issued an executive order earlier today and it’s purported purpose, according to the President was to enhance public safety, but here in New York City and in cities across this nation, this executive order could in fact undermine public safety,” de Blasio said Wednesday evening in a press conference surrounded by Democratic New York officials. "“This executive order is written in a very vague fashion. We believe that not only will it be susceptible to many legal challenges, but that it will
On Tuesday president Trump called an end to the Obama program “DACA” and urges Congress to make a replacement before he begins removing the rights and the protection of “DACA” will end in six months. This means if congress doesn’t make a replacement then they will all be deported back to their home country. In March as many as 800 thousand people brought to the United States illegally as children will be eligible for deportation. The five-year-old policy allows them to remain without immediate deportation from the country and gives them the ability to work. Trump and his attorney, announced the change at the Justice Department, arguing that those that have entered the country illegally are lawbreakers who hurt Americans by taking
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.
Heinrich & Arkin’s article on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA Program addresses the current and possible future changes following the announcement of the “wind down” of the current program. The article instructs that we look ahead to examine the possible future immigration policy affecting the legal status of unauthorized immigrants. Understanding the implementation, execution, changing and outcomes of the DACA program is important for anticipating and understanding how the DAPA program and any future policy changes will unfold differently across metropolitan areas
One of several Executive Orders signed by President Trump ordered all travel of non-Americans departing from a handful of countries would not be allowed entry into the United States for a period of time sufficient to conduct “extreme vetting”. Because he promised to “block all Muslims” from entering the country during his campaign, this order is seen as fulfilling his promise. It, however, caused extreme hardships for those who were in the United States legally, but who went home to visit and were now unable to return and, in some cases, split up families. The order was challenged and a nationwide restraining order was issued by U.S. District Court Judge James L. Robart of Seattle.
President Obama’s executive action was met with mixed reactions across the nation when it was proposed. There were many who felt that granting deferred action to illegal immigrants would only put a greater strain on the economy, the healthcare system, and the job market while others felt it would allow those living in the shadows an opportunity to come forward, and stop living in fear of deportation.
“The Executive Order Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United Sates.” The purpose of the policy is to protect American citizens from terrorist attacks to include attacks committed by foreign nationals. Under the executive order there is a temporarily banned from seven majority Muslim countries: Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Yemen, and Iran. The travel banned is only for 90 days this will help for a more depth screening and vetting protocols. The executive order 13769 also suspended USRAP for 120 days. This will help with vetting procedures for refugees, since some terrorist have infiltrated several nations through the refugee programs. With this order the President has given the authority to the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Homeland Security to grant waivers case-by-case if is determined that is in the national interests to do
It is maybe the most confusing one because it deals with millions of immigrants in the United States. The order is intended to prioritize the deportation of “criminal Aliens”. President Trump eliminated Barack Obama’s previous immigration policies and is pledging to deport between two and three million criminal aliens. Included in the deportation policy, immigrants that were charged with a crime, even though they have not been convicted will be subjugated to deportation. Also, individuals that have already been arrested or are affiliated with gangs are priority according to the deportation policy. Contrary to popular belief, this policy will not have any effect on legal immigrants or reduce the entry of documented immigrants in the United States.
Donald Trump executive order on Immigrants being deported strikes fear across the U.S. Millions of Undocumented are scared about what could happen if they are caught. Some immigrants took the chance and moved back to their country. The ones that stayed fear if they do get caught, what would happen to their family and everything that they worked hard for.
Many restrictive anti-immigration laws have been passed in the last years such as, Arizona SB1070. SB1070 is “Requiring officials and agencies of the state and political subdivisions to fully comply with and assist in the enforcement of federal immigration laws and gives county attorneys subpoena power in certain investigations of employers” (Senate Research, (2010) pp.1). This writer coming from a Hispanic family, his opinion is that these types of laws are affecting relationships between law enforcements and Hispanic’s. Instead of seeing law enforcements as protectors of civilians, Hispanic’s are now seeing them as a force that are trying to hunt them down. This provokes fear within Latino families. Instead of Hispanic’s calling law enforcements for help, they are avoiding them and trying to resolve their problems themselves.
On March 6, 2017, President Trump released the revised Executive Order 13769, “Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States.” This order blocks immigrants coming from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, and Sudan from entering the U.S for 90 days. In addition, it closes the entry to all refugees for 120 days and reduces the number of refugee admissions to only 50,000. The order links a connection to terrorism, particularly to the attack on September 11, 2001. The intention of the order, as stated in the Executive Order, is “to protect the American people from terrorist attacks by foreign nationals admitted to the United States.” This policy is implemented in an inhumane and inconsiderate