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President Trump and US Migration after 100 Days

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  • Philip L. Martin

    (University of California, Davis United States)

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President Trump issued four executive orders dealing with immigration since taking office January 20, 2017, setting in motion plans to build a wall on the 2,000 mile Mexico-US border, increase deportations, reduce refugee admissions, and protect US workers. These executive orders signaled a new era in migration policy that emphasize enforcement against unauthorized foreigners and protections for US workers, but their major effect so far is a changed tone in migration policy, from welcoming newcomers from around the world to the US being perceived as a country where natives fear immigrants and immigrants live in fear.

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  • Philip L. Martin, 2017. "President Trump and US Migration after 100 Days," Migration Letters, Transnational Press London, UK, vol. 14(2), pages 319-328, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:mig:journl:v:14:y:2017:i:2:p:319-328
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    President Trump; United States; immigration; policy;

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