At the end of January, President Trump signed an executive order “suspending travel for citizens of seven Muslim-majority nations” including Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Somalia and Sudan. Ever since, the topic of immigration has rattled the nation.
Here are a few other highlights from February:
- Protesters have gathered all over the country to stand against President Trump’s immigration policies and ban on travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries. One such protest took place in Times Square, where individuals of every faith and background gathered in solidarity with the Muslim community.
- President Trump recently outlined his proposed guidelines for immigration policy, and the New York Times offered an overview. The highlights of Trump’s proposal include the training of local and federal police to act as immigration officers, an increase in expedited removals and an end to the Privacy Acts right.
- It’s reported that crowds at Mexican consulates around the country are steadily growing, and in many places lawyers have been called in to help with legal status questions.
- Earlier this month, a “series of ICE raids…netted at least 683 ‘criminal aliens,’ the first major immigration enforcement wave under President Trump” according to The Washington Post.
- February 16th marked a day known as “A Day Without Immigrants.” Across the United States, businesses and individuals went on strike as a testament to the importance of foreign-born workers in America’s everyday life. Here are ten statistics on the impact of immigrants from USA Today.
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