Track the Progress of President Donald Trump's Immigration Reform Campaign Promises

Donald Trump promised to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, block funding to sanctuary cities, and reduce overall immigration levels. But has he kept his promises?

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Promise 1

Status

Initiated

Design plans are being considered, including the idea of a solar wall. The Department of Homeland Security(DHS) will start building wall prototypes this summer. However, DHS says the wall would not span all 1,900 miles of the border. Democrats threatened a government shutdown and uniformly opposed the wall. President Trump backed down on the demand for funding. 

Promise #1

Build the Wall


What's the Holdup?

Democrats in Congress and Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer who ordered Trump to drop his call for funding in order to avoid a shutdown. 

Why it's Important

As of 2015, there were an estimated 11 million illegal aliens residing in the United States. Building a wall on the southern border would allow us to severely reduce the amount of new illegal aliens in order to deal with those already residing in the country. 

What can I do?

Call Senator Chuck Schumer's office and let him know you support the wall. 

Contact Senator Schumer

Promise 2

Status

In Progress

Due to President Donald Trump's immigration policy changes at the Department of Homeland Security, most illegal aliens who are caught are now detained pending removal. 

Promise #2

End Catch and Release


What's the Holdup?

Currently, no holdup!

Why it's Important

Catch and Release is the practice of releasing illegal aliens into the United States while they await trial and deportation. Ending Catch and Release means detaining criminal aliens until they can be removed, thus keeping our cities safer. 

What Can I Do?

Post on social media and let your friends know!

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Promise 3

Status

In-Progress

Since Donald Trump took office, criminal alien removals have increased and aggressive cooperation between state and local officials has been obtained.

Promise #3

ZERO Tolerance for Criminal Aliens


What's the Holdup?

Currently, no holdup!

Why it's Important

Under the Obama administration, criminal aliens weren't always removed as they should have been. Removing criminal aliens is essential to a safe and peaceful America.

What can I do?

Post to social media and let people know that the Trump immigration policy is working!

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Promise 4

Status

In-Progress

Trump administration has threatened to withhold law enforcement grants but it is unknown if any have been held

Promise #4

Block Funding for Sanctuary Cities


Our performance measures: Executive directives and enacted legislation to deny funding for those jurisdictions that in any way discourage cooperative state/local and federal immigration enforcement.

WHAT'S THE HOLDUP?

Congress

WHY IT'S IMPORTANT

These cities are instructing local law enforcement not to comply with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the federal government. Sanctuary cities harbor dangerous illegal aliens and allow them to stay in the United States.

WHAT CAN I DO?

Post on social media and let your friends know!

Support Toomey Black bill

Trump Promised to enforce all immigration laws

Status

In Progress

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a gradual phase-out of DACA over 6 months. Through October, the Trump administration is renewing DACA status. President Trump has stopped the unconstitutional Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) program for the parents of illegal aliens.

 

Promise #5

Cancel Unconstitutional Executive Orders & Enforce All Immigration Laws


What's the Holdup?

Phasing out DACA has left the door open for Congress to make the program permanent.

Why it's Important

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals(DACA) is a program that can easily be abused, allowing illegal aliens to gain legal status under false pretenses.

What can I do?

Post to social media and let people know!

Share on Facebook

Promise 6

Status

Initiated

Activist judges have blocked implementation of the Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States executive order twice. Several federal courts have put the plan on hold due to lawsuits filed by the no-border lobby. 

Promise #6

Suspend the Issuance of Visas to Any Place Where Adequate Screening Cannot Occur


WHAT'S THE HOLDUP?

The cases are currently pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.

WHY IT'S IMPORTANT

Trump's executive order would have temporarily prevented nationals from 6 countries identified as terrorist hotbeds from entering the U.S. until they can be properly vetted. It also would have temporarily stopped all refugee resettlement until improved vetting procedures were put into place.

WHAT CAN I DO?

Tell Congress they should support stronger vetting for immigrants, asylees, and refugees!

Email Congress

Promise 7

Status

Initiated

President Trump's executive order on Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States suspends visas from countries that refuse to take back their citizens. So far, a combined effort from the Trump Administration, Department of Homeland Security and Department of State has cut the number of recalcitrant nations in half!

Promise #7

Ensure Other Countries Take Their People Back When We Order Them Deported


What's the Holdup?

Interference from U.S. Courts

Why It's Important

Simple math dictates that it costs twice as much to deport an illegal alien twice. Other countries need to accept the people we send back.

What Can I Do?

Post to social media and let people know that the Trump immigration policy is working!

Tell Congress

Promise 8

Status

Initiated

Trump has called for the Department of Homeland Security Secretary to "expedite" the long-planned, but not-yet-implemented biometric exit system for travelers to the U.S. in an executive order. However, the administration hasn't taken any noticeable steps to put the program in place. 

Promise #8

Finally Complete the Biometric Entry-Exit Visa Tracking System


What's the Holdup?

The administration needs to take action to put biometric entry-exit in place at all ports-of-entry.

Why it's Important

The biometric entry-exit visa tracking system is hardly a new idea. In fact, it was first required by Bill Clinton in 1996 as part of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act and suggested again in 2004 by the 9/11 Commission. While the entry system needs improvement, the exit system is the real problem. In most cases, the federal government relies on good faith compliance by nonimmigrants leaving the country to notify them. Without enactment and enforcement, illegal aliens will continue to overstay their visas.

What Can I do?

Tell President Trump that implementing a biometric entry-exit visa tracking system is imperative to preventing another terrorist attack like September 11th, 2001. Flooding the offices of your local representatives with phone calls is the most effective way to be heard.

Contact My Representative

Promise 9

Status

Initiated

The Trump administration is continuing to improve E-Verify, including "delivering a modernized Status Verification System, which manages cases for employees who are not found work authorized immediately."

Promise #9

Turn Off the Jobs and Benefits Magnet


What's the Holdup?

Congress failed to pass the Legal Workforce Act which would have implemented E-Verify nationwide to ensure illegal aliens can't get jobs. The president still has not taken any noticeable steps to enforce the "public charge" doctrine.

Why it's Important

E-Verify is a system that allows employers to make sure their employees are authorized to work in the United States. Mandating E-verify would discourage would-be immigrants from entering the country illegally and without the ability to work, illegal aliens currently in the U.S. would leave of their own free will.

What can I do?

Support E-Verify

Promise 10

Issue

Initiated

Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR) and David Perdue (R-GA) introduced the RAISE Act (S. 354) that cuts legal immigration by 50% by ending chain migration and limiting family-based immigration to just the nuclear family (spouse and minor children). 

Promise #10

Reduce Overall Immigration and Make it Merit-Based


What's the Holdup?

President Trump supports the RAISE Act but has also asked the senators to draft legislation that completely overhauls our legal immigration system to make it merit-based.

Why It's Important

Under the past administration, criminal aliens weren't always removed as they should have been. Removing criminal aliens is essential to a safe and peaceful America.

What Can I do?

Support the RAISE Act

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