Executive Order

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Current Event and Policy Impact In the weeks since his inauguration, President Donald Trump has signed several executive orders that have directly effected the lives of individuals in this country. One such order was signed on January 25, 2017. This was the “Executive Order: Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States” (The White House, 2017). This executive order was marketed as having a positive effect that will “enhance our public safety”. However, the order is having quite the opposite effect within the Latino community. Where safety and security is promised, uncertainty and fear has been felt. The executive order states that, “Many aliens who illegally enter the United States and those who overstay or otherwise violate…show more content…
Ross, Davis, and Achenbach, of the The Chicago Tribune wrote an article entitled, “Immigrant community on high alert, fearing Trump's 'deportation force’” (2017). This is one of several articles that provides a critic for the executive order and explains the ways in which this executive order has effected the lives of Latinos in America. They quoted Angelica Salas, executive director of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) as she related how this executive order has changed the ways that immigration officials can now act. She stated, “Donald Trump has effectively created a way to deport individuals who have been accused, charged or convicted of anything from murder to jaywalking”. Her statement rings true as other journalists, advocates, and law-makers are concerned about not only the safety of United States citizens, but of everyone living within our…show more content…
The Latino community is already a vulnerable community in that some do not speak the native language of English. Undocumented Latinos are even more vulnerable as they live their everyday life with the fear and anxiety that they could be deported. Possibly the most vulnerable population within the undocumented Latino community is the children. National issues and policy are difficult for any child to understand. Reporters have stated that recently children have reportedly not been coming to school out of fear of deportation and deportation officials. This fear is real for some children living in Charlotte, and can not only create anxiety, but can also be a cause of trauma in the life of an undocumented Latino child. This fear is heartbreaking as an undocumented child already has several obstacles to overcome that native born children do not. This executive order is only adding stress and fear to the lives of those who are already
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