Trump’s ‘Contract with the American Voter’ Contains Key Immigration Promises–37gh.,b40–
Near the end of his successful campaign, President-elect Donald J. Trump unveiled a “Contract with the American Voter” – a plan for his first 100 days in office. The plan, which contains numerous immigration-related measures, is meant to “restore honesty and accountability, and bring change to Washington.”
On the first day of his term in office, the Trump administration will immediately take actions to protect American workers, including:
- Announce the administration’s intention to renegotiate NAFTA or withdraw from the deal under Article 2205;
- Announce our withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership; and
- Direct the Secretary of Commerce and U.S. Trade Representative to identify all foreign trading abuses that unfairly impact American workers and direct them to use every tool under American and international law to end those abuses immediately.
Additionally, on the first day, the Trump administration will take the following actions to restore security and the constitutional rule of law, including:
- Cancel every unconstitutional executive action, memorandum and order issued by President Obama;
- Cancel all federal funding to sanctuary cities;
- Begin removing the more than 2 million criminal illegal immigrants from the country and cancel visas to foreign countries that won’t take them back; and
- Suspend immigration from terror-prone regions where vetting cannot safely occur. All vetting of people coming into the country will be considered extreme vetting.
Along with the aforementioned executive actions, the Trump administration intends to work with Congress to introduce broader legislative measures and fight for their passage within the first 100 days, including the “End Illegal Immigration Act.” This yet to be drafted piece of legislation would:
- Fully-fund the construction of a wall on the southern border with the full understanding that Mexico will be reimbursing the United States for the full cost of such wall;
- Establish a 2-year mandatory minimum federal prison sentence for illegally re-entering the U.S. after a previous deportation, and a 5-year mandatory minimum for illegally re-entering for those with felony convictions, multiple misdemeanor convictions or two or more prior deportations; and
- Reform visa rules to enhance penalties for overstaying and to ensure open jobs are offered to American workers first.
FAIR looks forward to working with the incoming administration and Congress to ensure that the President-elect’s pledges to enforce our immigration laws and protect American workers are successfully implemented.
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