Ever since Trump was elected, even during his campaign, he was already promising that he’d fix the immigration issues.
Immigration has been one of his major concerns from the very beginning.
In 2015, when Trump announced he was running for President, he was already promising he would build the wall.
“I will build a great wall-and nobody builds walls better than me – and I’ll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words.”
Why has Trump been so persistent with building this wall? Well, I can say that Trump sees immigrants as “people that have lots of problems.” He also claimed that building the wall would “restore integrity and the rule of law to our borders.”
Fast forward to 2017. During that year, the Trump Administration has then placed a travel ban on 8 countries, most majority being Muslim, from entering the U.S.
He also. signed three major executive orders in the year of 2017.
During Trump’s first year, he signed an executive order where all unauthorized immigrants are to be arrested and deported. ICE arrest numbers rose at a considerable high amount.
Also, during 2017, Trump signed another executive order for border security. The Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvement expanded the use of detention, limits the success for asylum seekers, enhanced enforcement on the southern border, and begin the building of Trump’s wall.
The second executive order President Trump signed was the “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States.” This order focused on the cooperation of federal immigration enforcement and an increase in the number of ICE agents.
“Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals” was the last major executive order signed by Trump. This order suspended the issuance of visas to seven countries, launched a screening mechanism for the entry of foreign nationals, and reduced the number of refugees entering the United States.
Trump Administration even had a “zero tolerance” policy in the summer of 2018. That means that they had no tolerance on illegals being in the United States so that caused the separation of almost 3,000 families.
With all that being said, the ICE Detention Centers are overcrowded. The “zero tolerance” policy has caused so many asylum seekers that stretched the immigration processing so thin and overcrowded the detention centers.
Just recently, USCIS is also changing automatic citizenship for children born to overseas service members. Meaning, that if foreigners give birth to a child on U.S. soil, they are reconsidering that child’s right to automatically become a legal U.S. citizen.
So, that is why we are here now, in a nutshell of course. That is why America is having immigration issues. Trump promises to build the wall, has a “zero tolerance” policy so now there is overcrowding at detention centers, have a broken asylum system, and now USCIS are trying to limit immigration processing.
Welcome to America.