Trump's Immigration Policies

- Julia Y

Sep 28, 2019

Current president Donald J. Trump, as we know, is not fond of foreign immigrants. He states that, “ The country puts the name in the basket, and you pick people out of the lottery. Well let’s see, this one’s a murderer, this one robbed four banks…”. Trump also believes that the people ‘put into the lottery’ by the country. This has been a recurring theme among his speeches. Though this already may sound bad, Trump has also been limiting LEGAL immigration as well. He has made it harder to let immigrants gain green cards. Trump says that he thinks that it is unfair for taxpayers to pay for immigrants entering the US, and he says,”I am tired of seeing our taxpayers paying for people to come into the country and immediately go onto welfare and various other things.” Trump's act directly disobeys the poem on lady liberties’ plaque, saying Give me your tired, your poor, which Trump’s acting director of U.S. Citizenship decided to rewrite into, ‘Give me your tired, your poor, who can stand on their own two feet and who will not become a public charge.”