US President Donald Trump first introduced a travel ban in 2017. It currently closes US borders to citizens from seven countries, most of them with Muslim majorities.
The Trump administration continues to form changes both small and drastic to U.S. immigration policies. While Trump’s cruel policies at the border and his ramping from deportations and ICE raids have garnered the foremost attention and outrage, his other efforts to rework legal immigration have been no less radical. In 2018 the US issued quite 8,000 immigration visas to the citizens of Nigeria.
That same year, just over 2,000 were issued to Sudanese nationals, 290 to Tanzanians, and just 31 to Eritreans. The US said it might suspend the issuance of visas which will cause permanent residency for nationals of Nigeria, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, and Myanmar.
According to the United States government statistics, the State Department issued 8,018 immigrant visas to Nigerians within the financial year 2018. The president also issued an executive order requiring immigrants to prove they will obtain insurance before they’re issued a visa.
A judge has granted a preliminary injunction to advocates that filed a lawsuit. The order won’t be implemented while the lawsuit makes its way through the courts. Kyrgyzstan and Sudan have large Muslim majorities, while around 50% of individuals in Nigeria and Eritrea are Muslim. Tanzania also has a sizable Muslim community.
President Trump has empowered the brave men and ladies of immigration enforcement and given them the tools have to stay our country safe. Trump Administration rule which will deny permanent-resident status to legal immigrants who are deemed likely to become “public charges,” because they need within the past—or may within the future—receive public assistance, like Medicaid or Social Security supplemental income.
The rule has been called a humanitarian catastrophe, an act enabling racist and classiest cruelty, and a throwback to the darker days of rejecting the neediest immigrants, be they Irish, Jewish, queer—or nonwhite. It is all of these things, but it’s not, contrary to several comments, a drastic change in immigration policy.
The Supreme writ allowing them to travel forward, build logically on the previous couple of decades of the American political conversation on immigration, race, and class. Most people don’t support the Trump agenda– the bulk of the public thinks that immigration may be a good thing and shouldn’t be decreased. That’s why it’s important to know and oppose the changes underway.
Here may be a running list of changes and planned changes to the legal immigration system. In the fall of 2019, courts issued a nationwide injunction halting the Department of Homeland Security ability to deny green cards to immigrants who use basic public benefits, like SNAP (food stamps) and Medicaid–a rule change that had been introduced by the Trump administration.
If it had been allowed to require effect, the rule would have broadened the standards that immigrants might be denied green cards because they were deemed “a public charge”–dependent on the government at any point in their lives.
Advocates decried the disproportionate impact the about-face would wear the foremost vulnerable in our society–forcing families to settle on between their well-being and staying together. The Trump administration has also begun implementing a policy that forces Central Americans seeking asylum to return to Mexico — for an indefinite amount of your time — while their claims are processed. This policy — which may be a clear violation of both U.S. and law of nations — puts asylum seekers in peril and goes directly against Congress’ intent to guard vulnerable people from persecution. The U.S.
Citizenship and Immigration Service removed language celebrating the US as “nation of immigrants” from its mission statement. And the president has likened immigrants to “animals” and derided people from “sh**hole countries.” These shifts help create an atmosphere of fear.
The immigration laws is focused on separating family. If immigrants must go then why not Mrs. Trump? Immigration has always been and placing ban on countries, especially those who are not a liability to your State need to be reviewed.
If you have problem with the leadership of a country, why not take the action on the leaders of that country? Making life difficult for people trying to survive is not a smart move.