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President Trump and Migration at 3

Philip L. Martin

Abstract

Candidate Trump made reducing unauthorized migration a central theme of his campaign in 2015 and 2016 (Martin, 2017a). Soon after taking office, Trump issued executive orders that instructed the Department of Homeland Security to build a wall on the Mexico-US border, increase deportations, and reduce refugee admissions (Martin, 2017b). Immigration systems are like supertankers, hard to turn around quickly, but President Trump has in three years developed a restrictionist migration policy aimed at reducing unauthorized migration and asylum seeking. Even though Trump’s businesses employ low-skilled guest workers, there have been no major changes to the H-2A and H-2B guest worker programs.  

Keywords

Trump; USA; immigration; unauthorised; migration policy

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