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Since taking office on Friday, Donald Trump has wasted no time in making his mark on the White House and implementing many policies to undo changes made by former president Barrack Obama. Two controversial oil pipelines, theKeystone XL and Dakota Access, are now set to accelerate in construction, ignoring concerns over climate change. Trump has also started to make good on his promise to scrap the Affordable Care Act (otherwise known as Obamacare).

 It’s another promise he made during his presidential campaign however, that caused the most waves over the last 18 months or so, and today, Trump is expected to sign the executive order that will officially bring “The Wall” into reality. Much of Donald Trump’s successful run for the White House was based on his influence in the rural Mid-West and a big part of that influence was due to his hardline stance on immigration. So what would be entailed in this executive order, and how far will Trump go to keep immigrants out of the US?

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Earlier this week, on the 24th, Donald Trump made the first significant presidential tweet from his personal account, promising a massive development.
Shortly after Trump’s big wall announcement, two administration officials and several of Trump’s aides (who wished to remain anonymous) said that Trump will soon sign executive orders that will crack down on immigration to the United States by refugees, as well as certain visa holders arriving from Muslim countries such as Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria or Yemen. Earlier on in his campaign, Trump had hinted at a blanket ban for Muslims entering the country, but appears to have relaxed that stance.
Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in Jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life.
Moving for a comprehensive refugee ban in the United States (which already has one of the most stringent immigration policies in the world) is something well within the President’s rights, according to Stephen Legomsky. Legomsky was a chief counsel for the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services during the Obama administration and warns that banning refugees would not look good from a humanitarian stance.
From a legal standpoint, it would be exactly within his legal rights. But from a policy standpoint it would be a terrible idea because there is such an urgent humanitarian need right now for refugees.”
Still, this latest set of executive orders is set to fulfil one of Trump’s promises on the way to the White House; one which had many doubts in the more cynical Democrat camps. Needless to say, some of the reactions to Trump’s announcement were somewhat derisive.
However, Donald Trump built his campaign off the back of a vigorous and fervent minority and many Trump supporters expressed their delight that the wall was being built.
Detractors of Trump (and indeed the wall) will point out that despite signing the executive order, it’s not clear who will end up paying for the wall, with Trump initially claiming that Mexico would pay for it, before saying it would be built by American taxpayers, before the United States demanded the money again from their southerly neighbours. The proposals have been rejected by the Mexican government, and ahead of their meeting in the White House next week, President Enrique Peña Neto reiterated Mexico’s stance:
“It is evident that we have differences with the new United States government on some issues, such as a wall that Mexico absolutely will not pay for. At no time will we accept anything that goes against our dignity as a country and our dignity as Mexicans.”
After the shock election results back in November, many defeated Democrats sought some solace in the purported truth that Trump could not possibly follow through on his bombastic promises. Within his first week however, President Trump has shown an appetite for political issues that has surprised many across the world, and any Americans who voted Republican last year hoping for dramatic political change will certainly be encouraged by this frantic start. 
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