The Republican front-runner seems to have hit a rough patch in his election campaign. The former New York businessman may not really be doing great in his new endeavor but he definitely knows how to get people’s attention.
He has now spoken on various issues of the country; immigration, economy, discrimination, issues concerning women and so many more. There hasn’t been a single one which wasn’t controversial. Recently he has been quoted. saying there should be “some form” of punishment for women who have illegal abortions. Donald trump then scrambled to clarify his position on abortion saying that he would punish the abortion doctor and not women. He doesn’t seem to have a very good relationship with women that way though he states in his campaigns that he does. He may have now withdrawn his comment on abortion, but that was just the latest in a list of statements Trump detractors say are anti-women, which include his long-running feud with Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly and his recent feud with rival Ted Cruz over their wives.
He also has other comments floating around to be hit by judgments. He once mentioned, “As has been stated continuously in the press, people are pouring across our borders unabated. Public reports routinely state great amounts of crime are being committed by illegal immigrants. This must be stopped and it must be stopped now.” Now there is a good bit discussion everyday about the immigration and border policy in America. The existing U.S. immigration law is very complex, and there is much confusion as to how it works. Immigration and Naturalization Act (INA), the body of law governing current immigration policy, provides for an annual worldwide limit of 675,000 permanent immigrants, with certain exceptions for close family members. Now, if Donald Trump is planning on changing that, how would it affect us? And how would it affect the US?
Indian Americans have continuously outpaced every ethnic group socioeconomically to reach the summit of the U.S. Census charts. Indian Americans, along with other Asian Americans, have attained the highest educational levels of all ethnic groups in the U.S. And most professions in America hence see a proportionate number of people of Asian origin. All this gather to make this ethnic group the highest-income, best educated and fastest growing group in the United States. There is ample evidence that immigrants are creating businesses and revitalizing the U.S. workforce. Donald trump, on his website gives three core principles of his immigration plan
- 1. A nation without borders is not a nation. There must be a wall across the southern border.
- A nation without laws is not a nation. Laws passed in accordance with our Constitutional system of government must be enforced.
- 3. A nation that does not serve its own citizens is not a nation. Any immigration plan must improve jobs, wages and security for all Americans.
According to this plan, he apparently wants to “build a wall” not allowing immigrants to the nation. He has plans to stop most imports and globalized businesses like Apple. He wants everything to be made and done in America, which he believes will create more jobs for the citizens there and hence the economy will thrive better. What he fails to understand that the world works on principles of symbiosis. The lands of US are best known to provide opportunities and facilities that aren’t available elsewhere and the immigrants who enter the US to exploit such benefits move ahead to contribute to the US economy. With walls around the borders, people in other parts of the world will be devoid of great opportunities and the economy of the nation will see a fall.
Donald Trump doesn’t really seem to be popular amongst voters. Trump’s task, if he’s the Republican nominee, will be to inspire enough supporters in a deeply divided GOP to offset that, and again defy the odds.