Friday, November 11, 2016
Trump Shows Every Sign of Carrying Out Sweeping Immigration Crackdown
At Bloomberg by Sahil Kapur
-- Donald Trump won the presidency campaigning on a promise of a far-reaching immigration crackdown, and early indications are that he intends to execute it.
The immigration section of Trump's presidential transition website reaffirms his plans to “cancel unconstitutional executive orders” — which his advisers have said includes President Barack Obama’s 2012 program that has protected from deportation 750,000 young people brought to the U.S. illegally.
Once he takes office in January, Trump can end that program without any approval from Congress. He can also end Obama’s 2014 executive action, currently blocked by the courts, to extend that deportation reprieve to some 4 million undocumented immigrants who haven’t committed crimes.
The website reemphasized other Trump proposals for which he may need congressional approval, including plans to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, suspend new visas from certain high-risk countries, end funding for sanctuary cities and change legal immigration policies to better serve U.S. workers.