Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Pro and Anti Latino Immigration

Bad - https://www.donaldjtrump.com/positions/immigration-reform

I have selected this website as it essentially contains the manifesto for Donald Trump's election campaign. Some of the quotes are staggering; "A nation without border is not a nation" is one that jumps out immediately, it goes on to discuss the proposed wall that Trump wishes to build. It shows that Trump wishes to stop immigration from Mexico illegally. Though it means that the wall would act as an mental barrier for anyone wanting to try to become a US citizen. Becoming a US citizen would be made harder in any case if you were a Latino trying to move to the US.

Another quote; "The influx of foreign workers holds down salaries, keeps unemployment high, and makes it difficult for poor and working class Americans – including immigrants themselves and their children – to earn a middle class wage"- This shows me that Trump is arguing that immigration is causing US citizens to find it more difficult finding a job. This is something that I find very similar to the UK, the same argument, which was one of the key arguments made by Nigel Farage when he ran for PM last year. It is an argument that is flawed as there is no evidence that foreign workers are keeping salaries low, or unemployment high. Raising salaries is proven to be a detriment to any economy in any case.

Good - https://www.hillaryclinton.com/issues/immigration-reform/

I have selected two opposing politicians who are both likely to win their nomination from their respective parties, the two both share opposing opinions on immigration. Clinton wants to; "Enact comprehensive immigration reform to create a pathway to citizenship, keep families together, and enable millions of workers to come out of the shadows". This is a very different view to Trump. Clinton wants to essentially let more migrate legally to the US. They both discuss illegal immigration  but Clinton is not as harsh as Trump, there is no wall in her manifesto.

Another quote from her manifesto; "End the 3- and 10-year bars. Current immigration law forces families—especially those whose members have different citizenship or immigration statuses—into a heartbreaking dilemma: pursue a green card by leaving the country and your loved ones behind, or remain in the shadows. Hillary will call on Congress to repeal the 3- and 10-year bars to keep families together". This is something that again would not be found in Trump's manifesto as it is something that is encouraging immigrants staying in the US. Something that has been mentioned by Clinton repeatedly is this notion that those who become US citizens will stay US citizens permanently. Whereas Trump will make it very difficult for immigrants to even become US citizens at all, which means the ending of the 3- and 10- year bars is something that won't even come into his mind.

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