Donald Trump has voiced his strong opposition to Mexicans being in the United States; he even went as far as proposing the idea of building a wall separating Mexico from the US. According to Forbes’ article written by Dolia Estevez, “he wants to deport 11.3 million undocumented workers, 6 million of which are Mexicans, and strip babies born to undocumented immigrants of their birthright citizenship.”
Donald Trump’s signature topic during his presidential campaign has been illegal immigration. He has generated headlines and controversial remarks during his plans for change. In 2015, when he announced he was running for president, Donald Trump claimed Mexico was sending all their rapist and violent criminals into the U.S. (Gabbatt, 2015). He also called for the deportation of an estimated eleven million illegal immigrants.
Currently, there are nearly 40 million United States residents that were born abroad.About 11 million of them are undocumented. The federal government has significantly increased the rate at which it removes noncitizens from the U.S. For example, U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) removes about 400 thousand immigrants per year, or about 1000 per day. (Quevedo, 2015) Originally, Congress established that there are three crimes, for which a noncitizen can be deported for. Those crimes included: murder, illicit trafficking in firearms, and drug trafficking. (Cuahtemoc & Hernandez, 2013) Before 1986, deportation was reserved for violent crimes and those crimes that carried long prison sentences. The Immigration Act of 1990 expanded the category of crimes that required mandatory deportation. (Blake, 2015) And Congress stayed very far from its original intentions. I agree with the fact that noncitizens who commit violent crimes, gang members, drug dealers, etc. should be punished through deportation. But, harsh immigration policies are not effective, simply because
Most of these individuals have families and their deportation have an impact on the family since they are often the bread winners.
Today, there are almost 11 million immigrants, living illegally in the U.S., creating a massive problem for the U.S. government. What could be a possible new immigration policy? For the past several years, the government has been seeking a solution to this difficult task, yet the issue still remains unsolved. Groups like the Task Force, and even former U.S. President Bush proposed different ideas pertaining to change in the U.S. immigration policy, which can be compared and contrasted to a recently proposed Option 5.
According to Article 4 of the Constitution, the United States has applied the principles of federalism to give the federal government sovereignty in areas that need national coherence such as defense, diplomacy, and interstate trade. Also, areas that are not mandated by the federal government have ensured that each state has autonomy. For this reason, even if the federal immigration authorities enforce a deportation policy against illegal immigrants, each state or local government is not legally bound to comply with federal regulations. The United States was built by immigrants, so there are many issues and policies about immigration. The Trump Administration has come up with a different immigration policy than the last administration, and
The newly indicted President of the United States, Donald Trump had made an executive order to create an immigrant ban to prevent immigrants from entering and returning to the United States. Shortly after signed the order there was chaos due to Trumps lack of communication; Trump had signed the order as the official's were still discussing it. To continue, when the order was set Custom border control had received orders, however, they were quite unsure of what to do, more questions continue to raise about why trump had singed this order and why he was so quick to fulfill it. Officials of the Whitehouse had defended Trump's decision for the order and his reasoning for it.
Unfortunately, even individuals who have become naturalized citizens are at the risk of deportation if they are convicted of a felony. A law was passed in 2005 that allows the government to strip a convicted felon of naturalized citizenship, a green card, or asylum status.
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.
Law by President Clinton. Legal or otherwise they cannot have their deportation reviewed if they
Eighty seven percent of the United States population are citizens born here while thirteen percent are born outside of the country. Of this thirteen percent, six percent are naturalized, four percent are legal permanent residents, and three percent are unauthorized immigrants. Only seven percent of the unauthorized persons have criminal convictions while twenty two percent of natural born citizens have arrest records. (Dr. Renee Scherlen, “Immigration, Refugees, and American Security”, Fact vs Fiction). Immigrants, legal or not, can be deported at any time if the officer wants them to be deported based on if they have been convicted of any criminal offense, engaged in fraud or willfulness misrepresentation, or seem to be a risk to public safety or national security (Dr. Renee Scherlen, “Immigration, Refugees, and American Security”, Fact vs Fiction).
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
He has enacted the new law which requires Homeland Security to Tightening Enforcement Of Immigration Law. During Trump's election, he outlined his motion and distrust to Mexican people. He made various racist remarks, calling Mexican people illegal and not trust worthy. He has insulted people from all levels in society from construction workers to politicians. Support for his view is similar to this quote by former House speaker Sean Spicier "Those people who are in this country and pose a threat to our public safety or have committed a crime, will be the first to go," this is a direct quote from Spicer. He publically insulted millions of people explaining them as a lower class of people even though America was colonized by illegals, Spanish and
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
Under the Obama administration several undocumented immigrants had been detained and ordered to be deported, however they continued to live in the United States, for varying reasons. These reasons range from persons who are not informed of their deportation status due to fact that they missed their hearings, or documents were sent to previous addresses and were not received, or they belonged to countries that do not accept US deportees. Under Obama's adminstration several undocumented immigrants were also delayed deportation based on humanitarian reason or because they were not considered to be a risk or threat. Obama's guidelines was based on deporting immigrants with serious criminal records or immigrants who were considered a risk or