We've all heard about the Mexican border wall, that Trump is planning to make Mexico pay for and about the ban on immigrants from Muslim-majority countries.
First of all, Trump says Mexico WILL pay for that wall even though Mexico says otherwise. Mexico shouldn't be responsible for a wall that they don't care to have anyway. After all, how will they send their rapists if there's a wall, right? The plan includes taxing Mexico more for imports and exports. Okay, then you run the risk of Mexico refusing to trade with America. But oh well, because where there's a Trump there's a way. Senator Lindsey Graham says, "Mexico is 3rd largest trading partner. Any tariff we can levy they can levy. Huge barrier to econ growth. Simply put, any policy proposal which drives up the costs of Corona, tequila, or margaritas is a big-time bad idea. Mucho Sad." So now even parts of the GOP are opposing Trump's wall. It may only be because tequila is on the line, but if that's what unites Americans, then so be it. Ultimately, the idea is to protect our country by prohibiting people from coming in from other countries, but in doing this we are preventing the exact thing that makes our great nation what it is: immigrants.
In addition to Mexicans, Donald Trump has also decided to ban immigrants from entering the country from seven Muslim-majority countries around the world. The issue building from this ban is that the four countries that were involved in the 9/11 attacks: Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and Pakistan are not even on the list of the seven terror "hot-spots." In addition to this, these are also nations where Trump has businesses which creates a huge conflict of interest. Apparently this ban has nothing to do with the people being Muslim at all, except for the fact that no other potentially dangerous country is banned from American soil. President Trump even said that America would put in extra effort to make sure the Christians in those countries could get in to America. Not involving religion at all, but just know that Christian refugees are more important that Muslim refugees. The vetting process is already extreme and takes from 18-24 months of extensive research and questioning of each person for them to actually make their way to America. Saturday, January 28th, people started being detained in U.S. airports coming from any of these countries. Not only did immigrants get detained but even green card holders were kept from their loved ones. A professor at a U.S. university, parents going to see their son graduate from college, a woman on her way to be married, a student who attends Yale University on his way back to school from studying abroad... and the list goes on and on. Families were torn apart because of this ban. A federal judge blocked the executive order temporarily by ordering that no one be deported. This seemed like a glimmer of hope, but in some cities around the nation CBP found a loophole in the judge's orders by keeping them detained, which in technicality is not deportation.
These orders continue to divide our country further than before by color and religion, not to mention that the United States was founded on immigrants escaping religious persecution.