Donald Trump immigration reform policy on its new heights.
US President Donald Trump continues to place immigration reform high on his priority list. The immigration reform policy goal is to protect American workers. Slashing immigration levels and limiting competitors he views as taking jobs and suppressing wages.
President Trump has directed his administration to enforce the nation’s immigration reform laws more aggressively. To unleash the full force of the federal government to find, arrest and deport those in the country illegally, regardless of whether they have committed serious crimes.
Immigration officers are focusing first on deporting convicted criminals or those charged with crimes. They are the ones who are directly affected. But Kelly also freed them to conduct more raids in immigrant communities and detain people who don’t have criminal convictions.
The new enforcement policies put into practice language that Mr. Trump used on the campaign trail, vastly expanding the definition of “criminal aliens” and warning that such unauthorized immigrants “routinely victimize Americans,” disregard the “rule of law and pose a threat” to people in communities across the United States.
“It is a basic principle that those seeking to enter a country ought to be able to support themselves financially. Yet, in America, we do not enforce this rule, straining the very public resources that our poorest citizens rely upon,” Trump said. It’s an idea likely to spark as much opposition from today’s immigration advocates within the Democratic Party as anything else that Trump is proposing. But if he succeeds, Trump would dramatically transform the flow of newcomers in ways that could boost America’s economic output.
The new immigration policy can also directly affect those who are passing through unofficial border crossing.
In addition to deporting those convicted of crimes, immigration officials will also target:
Also those who have not been charged but are believed to have committed “acts that constitute a chargeable criminal offense.” That would include the 6 million people believed to have entered without passing through an official border crossing:
Those who receive an improper welfare benefit.
Those who committed minor infractions such as driving without a license.
Immigration officials can act on their new priorities immediately.
Among their first targets could be the more than 940,000 people in a final order of removal from an immigration judge. It is either will have to leave or allow to stay temporarily, often because of the hardship their deportation would cause to family in the U.S.
The president is pursuing restrictionist polices that could harm an economy that relies on robust immigration for growth.
Previous U.S. immigration laws have favored family reunification. It allow immigrants who gain legal permanent residence to bring over their children, spouses, parents and siblings.
Critics of the process have argued that “chain migration”. With an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants who are competing with native-born Americans for low-wage, low-skilled jobs.