President Donald Trump, on Friday, December 8, 2017, held a rally in Pensacola, Florida. There, he told a crowd of supporters that foreign criticism of his immigration policies is unfounded, and that the United States and his administration should not listen to the comments. Moreover, Trump outlined his further goals in developing his immigration agenda.
As Trump described, "We want the strongest borders you've ever seen. We're gonna have such borders. We'll have borders on top of borders," much to the cheers of fans. He also touted the new bill entitled, "Kate's law," named for the woman, Kate Steinle, who was murdered by a Mexican illegal immigrant in San Francisco in 2015. He spoke for several minutes about what he called the injustice of the "not guilty" verdict of the man charged in her death.
The president stated, "It's time for Congress to adopt a pro-American immigration agenda. Every member of Congress should be asked where they stand on these issues. Blocking funds to sanctuary cities. I don't want to give sanctuary cities money. Passing Kate's law to put repeat offenders behind bars for a long period of time." He further remarked, "Ensuring that new immigrants to our country are financially self-sufficient and will not be on welfare the day they come in. And as I said, ending chain migration. We want a system that is merit-based."
OUR VERDICT: Although Trump is touting the effects his immigration plans may have, he regrets to notice the effects that it his currently having on our immigration system today. The dichotomy of trying to be the world power and, at the same time, be resistant to criticism is dramatically changing the direction of the immigration system.