Fifty-two years after the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, the racial tensions and geopolitical pressures within the United States continue to influence the policies of immigration. Since 1965, there has not been any major advancements in immigration policies, though with current President, Donald Trump, immigration policies are facing reforms. President Trump has followed closely with the ideals of past strict immigration policies in the America first attitude. Trump’s goals are to achieve three key objectives, that are, “to ensure safe and lawful admissions; defend the safety and security of our country; and protect American workers and taxpayers” (Office of the Press Secretary). With his newly proposed travel ban in effect, the country is eager to see how it will impact the United States and its relations with other countries.
Some Americans may argue that restrictions are placed to protect them from certain religious states which contain terrorist groups. Past terrorist attacks in this country has left deep impacts, one of the many resulted in approximently 3,000 people dead. It has been shown that the largest numbers of deaths within the United States are caused by violent extremism (Bracken). Recently, Donald J. Trump a former business man who just this year became the 45th president of the United States, has raised more awareness to this issue. In his attempts to keep America safe he proposed and passed a ban on foreign terrorist entry. Trump states "I therefore direct that the entry into the United States of nationals of those six countries be suspended for 90 days from the effective date of this order, subject to the limitations, waivers, and exceptions set forth in sections 3 and 12 of this order." This dilemma raised negative concerns and thoughts about many who once lived in the Islamic States that are being banned.
He also said that he was going to use his power of executive orders to reform immigration. If Congress does not make the laws then there are no laws to execute. This executive order may help more than five million “undocumented” immigrates residing in the United States along with countless, “Dreamers” (immigrates brought to the U.S. as children). Mr. Obama believes that the system cannot get much worse and see his executive order as a way to reform. The President reminded the other two branches of the government that Congress is to pass laws while the judiciary has to translate those laws using the Constitution of the United States. Mr. Obama does not intent to change laws concerning immigration but he does plan to use those laws to support undocumented persons and children. The President said, “We didn’t raise the Statue of Liberty with her back to the world; we did it with her light shining as a beacon to the world.” He put Congress and the Courts on notice that he would use his power for reform. The United States supported an immigration bill that mapped out a way for millions of illegal’s a way to become citizens. Most of the
President Donald Trump’s immigration policy, now an Executive order, has been the topic of controversy since the order was signed on January 27th, 2017 (BBC.com). An improved order was again signed on March 6, 2017 (BBC.com). However, a case in the Supreme Court of USA will determine the future of the ban, which runs between October 2nd and December 21st (BBC.com). The first executive order banned people from seven countries: Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Sudan, and Libya from entering the United States for a period of 90 days. It also put a halt on refugee resettlement for 120 days and banned Syrian refugees permanently (Park). However, as per the revised executive order issued on March 6th, Iraq was removed from the list and the
In The New York Times’ article called “Trump’s Immigration Ban Is Illegal” published on January 27th, 2017, David J. Bier expresses his personal opinion about the execute order signed by Trump that supports to bar all permanent immigration from seven majority-Muslim countries. According to Bier, the order is illegal, since Congress outlawed all discrimination against immigrants and American citizens based on nationality, race, sex, place of birth, or place of residence by means of The Immigration and National Act of 1965. However, Bier explains that the 1965 law does not ban discrimination based on religion, which was Mr. Trump’s original proposal. The author uses examples to prove that presidents have used their powers many times to forbid
On January 27, 2017, President Trump issued an executive order that suspended entry of all refugees into the United States for one-hundred and twenty days. The order obstructed Syrian refugees for an unspecific time and blocked entry into the United States for ninety days for citizens of seven Muslim countries, such as: Sudan, Libya, Somalia, Iraq, Iran, Syria, and Yemen. This order also banned green card holder from these seven countries.
On January 27 Donald Trump signed an executive order on immigration. This order blocked many refugees from coming into the United States. The order also blocks citizens from Muslim countries such as Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen from entering the U.S. Donald Trump goal is to protect the U.S through the immigration ban. He saids that with the immigration ban ,the government will be able to review the refugee approval process and add more security measures.
The United States has had numerous presidents varying in political parties, beliefs, and ethical values. And in a country as diverse in race, religion, and culture as the U.S. is, it does not come as surprise that the country has yet to elect a president in which everyone supports. Every president has their flaws and every action of the White House is controversial and scrutinized. Martin Luther King Jr. once said “The ultimate measure of a man is not of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy”. With every presidency comes controversies which can define the legacy of that president and their impact on the country. Following more present day presidencies, President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration is an extremely controversial topic around the world right now. Using an executive order President Trump has temporarily banned travel from seven countries.
One of the first things that Donald Trump did when he was in office was sign an executive order banning people emigrating from certain countries. The matter was put before the courts, and a week later a judge in Seattle suspended it nationwide until the administration appealed. Since the terror attack in New York, Donald Trump has said that he wants to scrap the diversity Visa program because the attacker got into the US under that program.
Ever since the birth of America we have been a country built by immigrants. Many immigrants today come from the war torn middle east and latin America. Unfortunately many associate these immigrants with problems the country is facing leading the Trump administration to take drastic measures to secure our borders. Since the first time Trump mentioned a Muslim ban in December of 2015 many have called into question the legality of his plan to keep the country and our borders secure. On January 27 Trump signed an executive order entry into the U.S from citizens from seven predominantly muslim countries which include Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen. Ever since many problems have arisen regarding the legality of Trumps ban. In California Judge Dolly M. Gee ordered that Ali Khoshbakhti Vayeghan who had been deported to Iran be allowed to return to the U.S arguing that the order violated 14th Amendment and that it also violated one
Trump executive order on immigration consists of eleven sections. Each section describes his plan of action and why he included that section. A few of the main key points in the reform is to build a wall across the border to separate two countries, Mexico and the U.S, and to expedite deportation. Trump describes how the suspension of Visas and other immigration benefits will protect the U.S. from terrorist attacks like September 11 and to prevent the admission of more “illegal aliens”. I plan to use some of the sections in this source to evaluate Trump’s immigration action and why he believes it’s necessary to do it. Also, I will also explain how some of the sections affect an immigrants life and why they now fear for their lives. Donald Trump immigration order caused chaos within the first ten days since he took office because immigrants were not expecting his presidential campaign proposals to start so soon.
President Trump recently signed an executive order that restricts entry from seven Muslim majority countries into the United States. Trump’s immigration policy bans the entry of refugees into the United States for 120 days and heightens additional screening to make sure that they do not pose a threat to the security of the U.S. The order also indefinitely restricts the entrance of Syrian refugees and restricts travelers that come from seven predominantly Muslim countries including Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen entry into the United States for 90 days (Shear, Michael). This order would affect over 20,000 refugees, thousands of students nationwide, and hundreds
On Saturday, January 28th, Donald Trump enacted an immigrant ban on the countries of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. Trump believed that the Muslims in those states were terrorists and could possibly hurt the United States. When this ban came into effect, immigrants were stranded at airports and people, nation-wide, were livid and confused as to why the ban was enacted. Immigrants were frightened for their lives and wanted to go back to their home in America, but they were considered dangerous. After the ban, the United States chose sides on whether or not to support or despise the act. In, "Ask a Chicagoan, Mr. President, about 'dangerous' immigrants", the Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board successfully persuades the Chicagoland
The travel ban is an executive order which was put into place by President Donald Trump’s administration on January 27th, 2017. The order was put into place for our national security to “protect the nation from foreign terrorist entry into the United States.” This measure banned travel into the U.S. for 90 days from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. This obviously sparked an outcry from social media, which caused a divide among Americans. With a show of hands, how many of you think that the travel ban is actually a ban on Muslim refugees and that it is racist. Recent polls show that 57% of Americans favor the temporary ban while 33% are opposed to it, and 10% are still undecided. Racism, fascism, and Islamophobia; these words have all taunted supporters of President Trump and the travel ban. The one thing people don’t realize is that the travel ban isn’t banning Muslims from America. Who in the room can name the top 5 countries with the most Muslims. They are Indonesia, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nigeria. Not one of these countries are listed in the ban. This ban is only for only ninety days, and is aimed at countries who have sent a large contingency of terrorists to the U.S. The countries selected have active terrorist training camps, and Trump is not the individual who selected the countries on the list. These countries are unstable, with no reliable vetting procedures. We shouldn’t admit people until they can meet our security screening standards.
O’Connor 1Sean O’Connor Thad Prater Government3 December 2017Did Trump Abuse His Powers?Immigration has been a topic of debate long before the United States of America opened its gates at Ellis Island. Government officials are always disputing and determining how many and who to admit into America. Recently, Donald Trump- the President of the United States- has issued a travel ban on seven different countries located in the Middle Eastern part of the world. He has received much criticism from the public for his executive order; however, he did not abuse his power. The president possesses powers that are specific to foreign- affairs, which Donald Trump exemplified through the most recent travel ban. Many of the news broadcast channels, public officials, and United States citizens have spoken against to Middle East ban because they believe Trump abused his executive power. Judicial courts have made rulings, which deem Trump’s actions unconstitutional. According to the National Review, Trump acted within his power of the executive branch, but judges and court rulings have abused their judicial power. They have abused their power in an attempt to take control of immigration policy. Trump has made an effort to remove illegal immigrants in our country. Along with his travel ban, he has not necessarily abused his power.