In every nation state, it is often normal for the new administrations to come up with new polies or policy change in various critical sectors. This is evident in the contemporary events in the US whereby the Trump’s administration is putting into practice various pledges that were made during the campaign period. Trump was primarily quoted emphasizing on the aspect of restructuring the immigration policies, as well as the health care policies denoted as Obamacare. The critical policies on the two sensitive sectors are currently seen to have taken some effect in one way or the other. To ascertain this, there are various articles that have been assembled. The paper will first dwell on the discussion of the Trump’s policies on Immigration and concludes by analysis of the roll back on affordable health plan.
According to Dwight (9), there are various major events that have currently occurred regarding implementation of Trump’s immigration policies. For instance, a policy has been signed regarding the deportation of illegal immigrants with some notable criminal records (Kulish et.al, 16). This does not affect the entire illegal immigrants but rather the violent and criminal ones. This is somehow contrary to his sentiments during the campaign trail. Michael & Nixon (13) outlines that President Trump gave a directive involving immediate enforcement of immigration laws aimed towards finding, arresting and deporting those the illegal immigrants. The documents that were essentially released by Homeland Security indicates that Trump’s ambitions were to publicize the crimes committed by unregistered immigrants; to strip them of their privacy protections; to establish new imprisonment facilities; as well as the discouragement of new asylum seekers and speeding up the rate of deportations (Cox, Adam & Rodriguez, 11).
The Trump’s immigration policies might be highly applauded by some of the law enforcement personnel calling for vigorous crackdown on illegal immigrants (Martin & Philip, 27). This is contrary to what is acclaimed by Campanile (23) that various foundations and movements have been in a constant realm of resisting the impending immigration policies.
Taken together, Trump’s policies are in direct rejection or opposition of the controlled efforts by Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama and their entire predecessors (Maxmen, 8). They all sought a balance for protection of the US borders with logistical, humanitarian, and fiscal limits. In this case, the honest execution of the US immigration laws can be attained using the entire statutory authorities (Vargas, 1-28).
Trump administration’s is claiming to uphold a policy taking away some faulty Obamacare segments, for instance, the allegations of being fined due to failure to purchase the insurance cover. The penalty is still in place but it is just that they would not pay the government but the insurance provider (McCarthy & Michael, 35). Trump has gone an extra mile of signing an executive order granting the federal agencies powers of unwinding the rules and regulations established under Affordable Care Act. According to Furlow & Bryant (27), this include the penalty enforcement for individuals failing to take the health insurance as per the law.
The Democrats, on the other hand, assert that healthcare replacement strategy will fail to protect the vulnerable Americans (Ravesz, 5). According to Parker & Goldstein (18), the Senate’s minority leader laid criticisms on the Planned Parenthood funding providing millions of individuals with undue access to cancer screenings, maternity care, and mammograms. The entire indications depict that Donald Trump favors additional protections for persons with the previous conditions as compared to Obamacare (Page & Leigh, 37). This is something that is highlighted by Robbins & Richard (240-241), who claims that Trump’s aim is to assist the Americans in purchasing their insurance covers by utilizing the tax credits, as well as the expanded savings accounts.
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- Dwight. ‘Major Events on New Trump Immigration Policies.’ New York Times (Feb 22, 2017). Retrieved from http://newsshow.info/major-elements-of-trumps-new-immigration-policies-new-york-times/
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- Robbins, Richard. “Trump Proposes Initial Healthcare Agenda”. Southwest Journal of Pulmonary and Critical Care 13.5 (2016): 240-241. Web.
- Vargas, Edward D., Gabriel R. Sanchez, and Juan A. Valdez. “Immigration Policies And Group Identity: How Immigrant Laws Affect Linked Fate Among U.S. Latino Populations”. The Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics (2017): 1-28. Web.