Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Trump Orders Mexican Border Wall and Drafts Order for The Halt on Refugee Intake

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Summary: Donald Trump has signed an order to begin building the wall on the border of the United States and Mexico. Trump also has plans to round up and deport an estimated eleven-million illegal immigrants. Additionally, Trump's draft of his plan to halt the intake of any refugees from any country for 120 days; Trump is expected to issue the order as early as Thursday.

Connection: In our study on immigration during the late 1800s and early 1900s, the public opinion of the American people on immigration was that there were too many immigrants allowed. During the study of immigration laws, we learned that the United States did output several laws based on the people's opinion to limit and restrict certain people or characteristics, and we also learned about the Chinese Exclusion Act in 1882 which restricted a whole ethnicity. This relates to the order Trump is drafting right now because he is thinking of restricting any and all immigration into the country for 120 days.

Discussion: How do think this order will affect you and/or your family? Do you agree with the order? Why (not)? How do you think this will affect foreign relations?

1 comment:

  1. The order will not affect me at all. However, this act of hostility towards illegal immigrants will reduce the influx of talent that we potentially have in the immigrants. The order to build the wall will be costly and likely ineffective. If there is nobody to watch the wall, what stops people from just climbing over? it will likely not interfere with our relationships with other countries, but it will definitely make America less appealing to anyone wanting to immigrate here.