Donald Trump Immigration Policy Analysis

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How To Argue Trumps Immigration Policy With the recent election of Donald Trump, and a republican congress many changes to our government 's policies can be expected. Some of these changes will include a repeal of Obamacare, an increase in cyber security, and an immigration reform. Although, Trump plans on making a great deal of changes the most controversial plan he has is his policy on immigration. His plan includes building a wall on the mexican border, and deporting all illegal immigrants in the United States to their home countries. Due to the large amount of illegal immigrants in the United states this unethical, and illogical proposal has outraged many. Luckily there is a way to fight Trump’s goals. By using logical and emotional appeals …show more content…
Obviously illegal immigrants themselves will agree the most with arguments against the new immigration policy. Even if there is an estimated eleven million of them in the United States, their voices and thoughts won’t be valued by the government since they are not legitimate citizens. For arguments against Trump’s policies to truly make an impact they need to target the American middle class. According to the Pew Research Center “Middle income Americans are defined as adults whose annual household income is about $42,000 to $126,000 annually. Under this definition, the middle class made up 50% of the U.S. adult population in 2015.” (Pew Research Center, 2015) This group of people is extremely important to target because they are the ones most positively affected by immigrants. The way they positively affect the working class is by raising wages for documented workers and also working jobs that some consider unwanted. For instance, many illegal immigrants work jobs such as construction or harvesting crops from fields. These jobs help America function and without them America would not be as strong as it is today. Immigrants also need to target the working class because they are the ones that can be their voice. Since non citizens don’t have a direct impact on our government they need to find a group of people that will help …show more content…
Many of the arguments Trump has made are claims that too many criminal illegal immigrants are released into American communities under the current immigration policy. He has made statements like, “Since 2013 alone, the Obama Administration has allowed 300,000 criminal aliens to return back into U.S. communities.” and “From the year 2008 through 2014, nearly 13,000 criminal aliens were released back into U.S. communities because their home countries would not take them back.” (Trump, 2016) These statements can be extremely effective against American citizens because it targets their emotions, and makes them feel unsafe with the presence of illegal immigrants in their country. To counter these arguments, and others similar to them, illegal immigrants need to make the American people feel that they bring more positives than negatives to the country. Also when illegal immigrants are attacked for being criminals they should avoid apologizing for others mistakes, because it will make them seem guilty and will make the other arguments they have made seem less

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