Few days to January 20 handing over of power to a new president, the United States President Donald Trump has listed the deportation of illegal immigrants as part of its major achievements.
The adminstration claimed that it “fully enforced the immigration laws of the United States” and “implemented statutorily authorized expedited removal of illegal aliens”.
This was disclosed in a statement ( captioned “As Of January 2021” ) published on the White House website.
It stated that the president, while in office, worked against “chain migration” and Visa Lottery, among others, so as to protect Americans and making entry into the U.S. to be based on merit.
It stressed that it “used Section 243(d) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) to reduce the number of aliens coming from countries whose governments refuse to accept their nationals who were ordered removed from the United States.
“Instituted national security travel bans to keep out terrorists, jihadists, and violent extremists, and implemented a uniform security and information-sharing baseline all nations must meet in order for their nationals to be able to travel to, and emigrate to, the United States.”
For instance, Trump had moved against the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA)- an immigration policy by the President Barack Obama administration.
DACA permitted young and unregistered immigrants to remain in the U.S., without fear of deportation, but Trump wanted it repealed.
As such, he approached the Supreme Court to overturn the policy.
THE WHISTLER reported that the court had on June 2020 upheld ‘DACA’.
In a dissenting opinion (5-4), Justice John Robert, had ruled that Trump’s move against DACA, was ” arbitrary and capricious.”
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