No doubt, it is a hot button issue, look up any presidential nominee with the term ‘immigration’ after their name and scores of videos, articles, and data will flood your way. The language used when referring to immigration policy, legislation, and migrants themselves determines the scope used in assessing the situation. All of the nominees for the 2016 President Election have taken a stance on immigration, each may be independent from one another, but are common in several key elements. Marco Rubio, Donald Trump, and Ben Carson’s immigration policies reveal a gendered and criminalizing rhetoric, which marginalizes and dehumanizes migrant people.
U.S. immigration policy has always been an important topic debated by Presidential candidates for decades. Immigration reform has been ignored by Congress, leaving decisions up to the President and Supreme Court. In the meantime, the hopes of about eleven million illegal immigrants in the U.S., as well as future rules for legal immigration, rest on the shoulders of those decision makers. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both agree that changes to U.S. immigration policy are needed; however, Donald Trump is taking a radical approach suggesting mass deportation and completely revamping U.S. immigration policy, whereas, Hillary Clinton is overlooking some issues and wants to continue to support the policy set forth by the Obama Administration. Regardless of who becomes President, they will have a hard time getting these issues passed through Congress.
In conclusion, immigration has always been a hot topic in the United States, and we all have different outlooks on the immigration issues. Although some may fail to accept it, immigrants are a major part of our nation, and it is interesting to see what will happen with our nation after our new president enters office and begins enforcing their
There are differing opinions from all, but most feel that immigration is a key issue that needs to be addressed immediately. Trump has been increasingly brash with his position on immigration reform. Going as far as to call children born to illegal aliens “anchor babies”. His immigration policy also calls for three core principles: a nation without borders is not a nation, a nation without laws is not a nation, and a nation that does not serve its own citizens is not a nation. (MLA) Along with these core principles Trump believes that Mexico should pay for the wall that he will build between the two countries, stating that “the annual cost of free tax credits alone paid to illegal immigrants quadrupled to $4.2 billion in 2011.” He also wants to triple the number of ICE officers and have better cooperation between local, state, and federal law enforcement. There are other policies he wishes to implement such as: defunding sanctuary cities, deporting all criminal immigrants, and increasing penalties for persons who overstay their visa. Last but not least, Trump wishes to ignore the 14th Amendment and end birthright citizenship for children who are born to illegal aliens. He has affectively ruined any support that he may have had from the latino
The infamous southern great wall of America According to Jeffrey M. Jones, polls reveal that national security and immigration are some of the most important issues for voters in the 2016 presidential election (1). Both issues are directly related with the need to secure our southern border.
United States policy towards the Iran-Iraq war was interesting to say the least. While the United States claimed to be a neutral party, they supported Iraq for the majority of the war, supported Iran for a brief period, then went back to only supporting Iraq. Both sides committed numerous atrocities and war crimes, and for the most part received little to no American condemnation. Through this essay, I will explore the reasons for the US involvement, and their responses to a number of war crimes, particularly Iraq’s use of chemical weapons throughout the war.
Any American president should not just stay languid to the job s/he is assigned to do. The American system may be fine but it is not perfect in any way. So the key role of the President is to try and fix this. Talking about which, I would like to point out some of the key sectors like education, health, energy and safety where the country needs a lot of
Immigration, in general, sparks up a debate, especially now with our new president Donald Trump. His strong sentiments towards irregular immigrants specifically Mexicans made a lot of citizens and non-citizens curious about his future policies. One of his biggest promises during the campaign was to deport 11 million immigrants and later changed
Public Policy: Immigration The reforms that President Obama are trying to properly execute throughout the states is changing life for immigrants today. Obama recently gave two Executive Orders, the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents for Americans), which are helping families resist separation. The
A lot can happen in the first hundred day in a new presidency. There are several factors that can affect how the first hundred days in office go including the unpopular/popular vote, state of economy going into presidency, and their political background/involvement. Despite being a little over three months, several executive orders can put in place, repealed, or changed. For example, President Trump did not have a lot of experience politically going into presidency and has already set some executive orders in his seventy-seven days of presidency, respectively. The first hundred days should be a time of adjustment, assessment, and the beginning of some orders rather than spewing out orders immediately. In my opinion, the first 100 days of a new presidency is not very important for the following reasons:
1. Foreign Policy 2. Immigration 3. Tax Reform Foreign Policy continues to be an important issue for the upcoming presidential elections. With recent events from ISIS, Russia, and Iran, this issue most likely will shape the decisions for voters at the poll. This issue will also be important for voters because the person that they vote into office will help make decisions that can affect numerous regions and/or groups around the world. Furthermore, as a result of globalization, anything that occurs overseas may have a drastic impact on our own economy. Consequently, this topic will grab voter attention when considering the
President Ronald Reagan faced issues similar to what Obama is facing now; however, Reagan handled them more professionally and with more success. Obama is going about solving the United States’ issues poorly; he should be using methods similar to Reagan’s instead. Ronald Reagan was able to bring an end to the Cold War with tough negotiations and stand his ground for what he believed was right. Obama is faced with a war against ISIS and if he doesn't start taking actions to help protect the U.S., like keeping terrorists from entering the U.S., we could be faced with majors problems. When Reagan was president 35 years years ago, he was faced with harsh economic and foreign issues, primarily because of the Cold War. The United States’ current president, Barack Obama, faces similar issues regarding the economy and disputes with foreign countries. However, Reagan was more superior and
There are many concerns because of constant warnings of civil conflict, terrorism, organized crime, and war around the world. The biggest threat or controversial topic to the President and people in Congress in American seem to be immigration and illegal immigration. This issue has been a problem since the 1800’s. For an example, in 1882 when Congress passed the Chinese Exclusion Act, it that provided a 10-year moratorium on Chinese labor immigration based on that it jeopardize the good order of certain localities. Similar conflicts have constantly been occurring in 2017 and in 2018 . However to analyze today's society and the problem of immigration, you have to look back on how America started . The Europeans from Great Britain we're not
The issues that I find most important and most time-sensitive are education, the economy, and terrorism. Improving the educational system is my top priority for President Trump and the Congress because I have been through 12 years of public school and I will be attending college next year. This country focuses too much on competing with educational systems across the world, rather than figuring out how best to educate our kids. I think that the Department of Education should give schools and teachers more freedom to teach their students, not enforce new national standards every few years (I am very strongly against Common Core). I also believe more of the government’s budget should go toward funding for education, specifically the arts. My second priority is the economy. The recession in 2008 directly affected my family, and as I go off to college and begin a career, living in a country with a stable economy is important to me. The United States is in trillions of dollars of debt, and I’d like to see President Trump and Congress try to find ways to reduce that number before spending millions, or billions, of dollars on other things. Finally, terrorism, both foreign and domestic, is my third priority for our government. I do believe that ISIS is a real threat to America, but I also want the President to acknowledge the incidences of domestic terrorism that occur in our country as just that: terrorism. There have been too many school shootings and hate crimes in just the past five years to ignore the idea that domestic terrorism is a threat to Americans. I do not have the knowledge to know how this could be done, but I’d like to see the percentage of terrorist attacks go down over the next four years with Trump in
Presidency Although it is often said that the President of the United States holds the most powerful office in the world, this does not mean that he is able to decide very much for himself. The American Constitution, which was adapted in 1789, clearly states the Separation of Powers. Thus, the president makes up only one third of the government, namely the executive branch. He is also controlled by a complex system of checks and balances, which makes sure that he (or any of the other branches, for that matter) does not become too powerful. We will now have a look at the different problems which may be facing a recently elected president, and then discuss to what extent his powers are important.