How Trump’s First 100 Day Plan Effects Immigration

President-elect Donald Trump has released his “100-Day Action Plan to Make America Great Again.” Unsurprisingly, the plan includes many policies that will impact immigration. Immigration was one of the biggest issues raised by Trump during his campaign, and he promised many reforms in this area. The first item that will impact immigration is his promise to cancel President Obama’s executive actions. This would comprise of any memos and formal executive orders issued by Obama, including the creation of a Syrian refugee program and halting the deportation of illegal immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children (also known as “DACA” or “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals”). In addition, President-elect Trump has pledged to cut all federal funding to “sanctuary cities.” These cities have local policies where authorities do not ask to see an immigrant’s paperwork and do not prosecute people on the basis of being an undocumented immigrant. President-elect Trump has stated these cities harbor dangerous immigrants who commit crimes against Americans. He has also promised to remove more than “2 million criminal illegal immigrants from the country and cancel visas to foreign countries that won’t take them back.” President-elect Trump will also ensure that any person coming from a “terror-prone region” will receive an extreme vetting process. A list of where these regions are located has not be given yet, but Syria will likely be at the top of the list. Lastly, President-elect Trump plans to propose legislation to build a wall along the southern border of the U.S. and ensure Mexico reimburses the U.S. for the cost of building the wall.

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The global economy has become increasingly transactional and transcontinental. Since 9/11, there have been many amendments to immigration laws in the United States that have largely affected both individuals and businesses. Cozen O'Connor's immigration law blog, ABC's of Immigration Law, focuses on the interests and the challenges faced by those individuals and business impacted by immigration laws.
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