He’s not gonna get major money for a the border wall he campaigned for and still talks about….
Federal judges have ruled against his efforts to complete stop people from coming to this country to live …
And his agencies have been forced to keep processing those seeking asylum ….
FivetThirtyEight ‘s Perry Bacon Jr. does point out that even with their misses?
Donald Trump , with help and guidance from his trusty assistant Stephen Miller HAS erected barricade’s and gone after undocumented and documented immigrants with a zeal that even surpasses early Barack Obama efforts….
President Trump and congressional Democrats are fighting over how much the U.S. government should spend on Trump’s proposed border wall, risking another government shutdown because of a dispute over immigration policy. However those negotiations turn out, though, here’s the thing: The massive wall, which Trump has said would stretch 1,000 miles across the U.S.-Mexico border, is very unlikely to be built, at least at that size. Mexico is not paying for it, and Congress is unlikely to put up much money for it.
You could call the wall’s meager prospects a major defeat for Trump, but that risks missing the point. The wall is something of an abstraction. Trump, in his two years in office, has already made U.S. policy much, much more resistant to immigration — without Congress agreeing to his wall or really any of his immigration ideas. There is no physical wall, but there are all kinds of new barriers for people who want to come to the United States and for undocumented immigrants who want to stay.
Here’s what we can measure, over the past two years:
- Many fewer refugees are allowed into the country. The U.S. resettled about 97,000 refugees in 2016, Barack Obama’s last full year in office. (Obama made resettling more refugees a priority for his administration.) But that number plunged to 33,000 in 2017, after Trump enacted a temporary ban on refugees in his first week in office. It is likely to drop even further in 2018. Refugee resettlement declined around the world in 2017, but the drop was disproportionately big in the U.S. and partly attributable, according to experts, to Trump administration policies.
- The U.S. now takes in very few Muslim refugees. The U.S. allowed in about 39,000 Muslim refugees in the period from October 2015 through September 2016, when Obama was president. (This data is compiled by federal fiscal year.) From October 2017 through September 2018 — the first full fiscal year under Trump — about 3,500 Muslim refugees were admitted. In the last full fiscal year under Obama, slightly more Muslims were admitted than Christians. Now, Christian refugees are much more likely than Muslims to be allowed to resettle in the U.S.
- Immigration law enforcement is much more aggressive within the U.S. Much of the national immigration discussion is focused on the U.S.-Mexico border. But Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the federal agency that enforces immigration laws away from the border, is where some of the biggest changes are happening. In the fiscal year that covered much of Trump’s first year in office, ICE made about 143,000 arrests, compared with 110,000 during the last complete fiscal year of Obama’s presidency.
- People from countries included in Trump’s travel ban basically can’t come here….
The above linked piece is based on figures form several source’s….
I do NOT doubt that they are generalized and that people STILL walk across the border to this country uncounted every minute of everyday…But the basic seems correct…Donald Trump HAS made US immigration more restrictive…The American Congress has done nothing to help or hinder his actions….