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Track the Progress of President Donald Trump's Immigration Reform Campaign Promises


Donald Trump promised to build a wall on the US-Mexico border, block funding to sanctuary cities, and reduce overall immigration levels. But has he kept his promises? Track the status of each one below.

Build the wall

BUILD THE WALL


The Big One

Status:  Design plans are being considered, including the idea of a solar wall. The Department of Homeland Security(DHS) will start building wall prototypes this summer. However, DHS says the wall would not span all 1,900 miles of the border. Democrats threatened a government shutdown and uniformly opposed the wall. President Trump backed down on the demand for funding.

What's The Holdup?

Democrats in Congress and Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer who ordered Trump to drop his call for funding in order to avoid a shutdown.

What Can You Do?

 STATUS:

INITIATED

Promise 2

End Catch and Release

End catch and release

Promise 3

ZERO Tolerance for Criminal Aliens

Status: Since Donald Trump took office, criminal alien removals have increased and aggressive cooperation between state and local officials has been obtained.

What's The Holdup?

Currently No Holdup!

Why It's Important:

Under the Obama administration, criminal aliens weren't always removed as they should have been (instead they were given amnesty). Removing criminal aliens is essential to a safe and peaceful America.

criminal aliens

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PROMISED

INITIATED

IN PROGRESS

COMPLETE

Michelle Malkin,  Author of the New York Times Bestseller "Invasion"

Why It's Important:

As of 2015, there were an estimated 11 million illegal aliens residing in the United States. Building a wall on the southern border would allow us to severely reduce the amount of new illegal aliens in order to deal with those already residing in the country.

 STATUS:

IN PROGRESS

Status:  Due to President Donald Trump's immigration policy changes at the Department of Homeland Security, most illegal aliens who are caught are now detained pending removal.

What's The Holdup?

Currently No Holdup!

What Can You Do?

Post on Social Media and let your friends know!

Why It's Important:

Catch and Release is the practice of releasing illegal aliens into the United States while they await trial and deportation. Ending Catch and Release means detaining criminal aliens until they can be removed, thus keeping our cities safer.

 STATUS:

IN PROGRESS

 STATUS:

IN PROGRESS

Promise 4

Block Funding for Sanctuary Cities

Status: The Trump Administration has threatened to withhold grants from sanctuary cities but it is unknown if any have actually been held.

What's The Holdup?

Congress failed to pass the Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act, introduced by Diane Black (R-TN-06) and Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA), that denies community development grants to any sanctuary city.

Why It's Important:

These cities are instructing local law enforcement not to comply with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the federal government. Sanctuary cities harbor dangerous illegal aliens and allow them to stay in the United States.

sanctuary cities

TRUMP MUST KEEP HIS PROMISES

Promise 5

Cancel Unconstitutional Executive Orders

Status: Despite promising to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) on day one, President Trump has not taken any action to rescind the DACA permits granted. Additionally, the Trump administration is renewing DACA status and giving DACA to new applicants. President Trump has stopped the unconstitutional Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) program for the parents of illegal aliens.

What's The Holdup?

President Donald Trump

What Can You Do?

Post on Facebook and let people know!

Donald Trump immigration policy

 STATUS:

INITIATED

& Enforce All Immigration Laws

Promise 6

Suspend the Issuance of Visas to Any Place Where Adequate Screening Cannot Occur

Status: Activist judges have blocked implementation of the Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States executive order twice. Several federal courts have put the plan on hold due to lawsuits filed by the no-border lobby.

What's The Holdup?

The cases are currently pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Why It's Important:

Trump's executive order would have temporarily prevented nationals from 6 countries identified as terrorist hotbeds from entering the U.S. until they can be properly vetted. It also would have temporarily stopped all refugee resettlement until improved vetting procedures were put into place.

 STATUS:

INITIATED

Promise 7

Ensure Other Countries Take Their People Back When We Order Them Deported

Status: President Trump's executive order on Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States suspends visas from countries that refuse to take back their citizens. So far, a combined effort from the Trump Administration, Department of Homeland Security and Department of State has cut the number of recalcitrant nations in half!

What's The Holdup?

Interference from U.S. Courts.

Why It's Important:

Simple math dictates that it costs twice as much to deport an illegal alien twice. Other countries need to accept the people we send back.

deportation

 STATUS:

INITIATED

Promise 8

Finally Complete The Biometric Entry-Exit Visa Tracking System

Status: Trump has called for the Department of Homeland Security Secretary to "expedite" the long-planned, but not-yet-implemented biometric exit system for travelers to the U.S. in an executive order. However, the administration hasn't taken any noticeable steps to put the program in place.

What's The Holdup?

The administration needs to take action to put biometric entry-exit in place at all ports-of-entry.

biometric entry-exit visa tracking

 STATUS:

INITIATED

Promise 10

Reduce Overall Immigration and Make it Merit-Based

Status: Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR) and David Perdue (R-GA) introduced the RAISE Act (S. 354) that cuts legal immigration by 50% by ending chain migration and limiting family-based immigration to just the nuclear family (spouse and minor children). 

What's The Holdup?

President Trump supports the RAISE Act but has also asked the senators to draft legislation that completely overhauls our legal immigration system to make it merit-based.

What Can You Do?

merit based immigration

 STATUS:

INITIATED

Promise 9

Turn Off The Jobs and Benefits Magnet

Status: The Trump administration is continuing to improve E-Verify, including "delivering a modernized Status Verification System, which manages cases for employees who are not found work authorized immediately."

What's The Holdup?

Congress failed to pass the Legal Workforce Act which would have implemented E-Verify nationwide to ensure illegal aliens can't get jobs. The president still has not taken any noticeable steps to enforce the "public charge" doctrine.

What Can You Do?

e-verify

 STATUS:

INITIATED

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What Can You Do?

Tell Congress they should support stronger vetting for immigrants, asylees, and refugees!

Why It's Important:

The biometric entry-exit visa tracking system is hardly a new idea. In fact, it was first required by Bill Clinton in 1996 as part of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act and suggested again in 2004 by the 9/11 Commission. While the entry system needs improvement, the exit system is the real problem. In most cases, the federal government relies on good faith compliance by nonimmigrants leaving the country to notify them. Without enactment and enforcement, illegal aliens will continue to overstay their visas.

How Can You Help?

Tell President Trump that implementing a biometric entry-exit visa tracking system is imperative to preventing another terrorist attack like September 11th, 2001. Flooding the offices of your local representatives with phone calls is the most effective way to be heard. 

Why It's Important:

E-Verify is a system that allows employers to make sure their employees are authorized to work in the United States. Mandating E-verify would discourage would-be immigrants from entering the country illegally and without the ability to work, illegal aliens currently in the U.S. would leave of their own free will. 

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Why It's Important:

Under the past administration, criminal aliens weren't always removed as they should have been. Removing criminal aliens is essential to a safe and peaceful America.

Support the RAISE Act

Why It's Important:

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals(DACA) is a program that can easily be abused, allowing illegal aliens to gain legal status under false pretenses.

What Can You Do?

Support the Toomey-Black BillEmail Congress

What Can You Do?

Tell Congress they should back up efforts to deny visas to countries that don't accept criminals back.

Email CongressSupport e-Verify

What Can You Do?

Post to social media and let people know that the Trump immigration policy is working!


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