Summary: On Tuesday President Trump gave a speech to talk a little more on the immigration reform. He had given the speech to give a little more insight as to why he's deporting undocumneted people. As he gave his speech he talked about how " we are removing gang members, drug dealers, and criminals that threaten our communities and prey on our innocent citizens". So far statistics from The Department of Homeland Security and Immigration have shown that the recent ICE raids have removed "removable aliens" who have been convicted of crimes. Not only that but under the authority of Trump, ICE has detained moms, DACA recipients, and victims of domestic abuse. Trump himself believes that this a " real and positive immigration reform" as long as they want to improve the jobs and wages for Americans. Trump has gone as fair as to threaten and punish cities who do not go through with the plans he has to deport as many people as possible. He also has new plans to create a new office called VOICE that focuses on the crimes committed by undocumented immigrants.
Connection: This connects to how the US was going through the Industrial Revolution and immigrants were pouring in from all over the world, and found at railroads. But moving close to the 1960's there was a higher call on immigration reform.
(1) Do you believe Trump is truly improving the US by these Immigration Reforms, and if so why?
(2) If you were in Trumps shoes, what do you think you would do differently as to the way he's dealing with this situation?
(3) Do you agree that " we are removing gang members, drug dealers, and criminals that threaten our communities and prey on our innocent citizens"?