The steps that the new Trump administration could take to reform immigration laws and to protect the borders of the US when he assumes the Presidency later this month have been outlined by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). The organization has put together the President-Elect’s comprehensive transition plan, with regards to immigration goals, for his first 100 days in office.
The plan includes methods to address the problem of illegal immigration, as well as policies on national security and refugees. It also suggests ways of revamping the existing process for legal immigration. As the country’s biggest immigration organization, FAIR is hopeful that Donald Trump will consider the plan when he officially takes over as the new President of the US, on 17 January 2017.
Ira Mehlman, a FAIR spokesman, told the Southeast Texas Record that the single biggest thing that the new administration could do to impact on the state would be to put an end to the current ‘catch and release’ policy, and make it clear to undocumented immigrants that there will be a quick determination of whether their claims to remain in the country have any merit. If the resulting conclusion is that claims don’t have any merit, the undocumented immigrants will be quickly sent back to their home countries.
Mehlman believes that Donald Trump will roll back many of the Obama administration’s policies because they were put in place without Congressional approval.