We’ve all heard Donald Trump’s talk about building a wall to keep Mexican immigrants out, but now that he’s president, it’s time to really get educated on what his ideas are about immigration. Find out how worried we should really be right here.
Donald Trump, 70, has a ten-point plan for immigration…and it’s incredibly worrisome. That whole ‘building a wall’ thing was no joke — Trump literally wants to build a physical wall on the border of Mexico and the United States…and he wants Mexico to pay for it.
But his policy includes much more than just that. He also wants to end the ‘catch-and-release’ system, meaning that anyone who crosses the border into the U.S. illegally will be detained until they are deported. From day one, he wants to get any “criminal aliens” out of the country, and throughout his term, he plans to put an end to sanctuary cities, which are places where law enforcement isn’t required to alert federal authorities about people who are living in the country illegally.
Immediately, Donald wants to end President Barack Obama’s executive actions, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans & Lawful Permanent Residents. To do this, he wants to triple the amount of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, and anyone who enters the U.S. illegally will be subject to deportation.
Visas will be suspended for people from places “where adequate screening cannot occur, until proven and effective vetting mechanisms can be put into place,” and Donald plans to ensure that countries take back any immigrants who are deported. He also wants a biometric entry-exit visa tracking system fully implemented at all land, air and sea ports and to turn off the “job and benefits magnet” to prevent illegal immigrants from coming to the U.S. in search of jobs. Finally, Donald plans to reform legal immigration to keep it “within historic norms.”
The president-elect has publicly slammed President Obama’s immigration policy, so it’s no surprise that his stance is a complete 180 from what’s in place now. His vision is to “prioritize the jobs, wages and security of the American people,” but his policy is certainly terrifying for those who have immigrated to the U.S. Now, we can only sit and wait to see if he actually follows through with any of this.
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of Donald’s immigration policy? Are you shocked he was elected president?