Immigration Reform 2020: Republican Candidate Views For 2020

By January 16, 2020Immigration Law Blog
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Last week we took a look at immigration reform 2020 from the viewpoint of democratic presidential candidates. Today we’re going to take a look at where the 2020 republican candidates stand when it comes to immigration reform.

Immigration Reform 2020: Republican Candidate Views For 2020

Donald Trump

As current President, most of us are already aware of where Donald Trump stands on immigration reform.

On the President Trump campaign page, it states that he has “enforced immigration laws to protect American communities and American jobs. President Trump protects American communities and restores law and order so Americans can feel safe in their communities.”

In 2020, Trump will continue to seek funding for a U.S. – Mexico wall to reduce illegal immigration. He also plans to end chain migration and to get rid of the immigration visa lottery system.

To date, President Trump has increased the arrest rate of illegal aliens by 40% and the number of counties taking part in the 287(g) program that gives state and local law enforcement organizations delegated authority by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to enforce immigration in their jurisdiction, has doubled.

Joe Walsh

When asked about immigration, Joe Walsh states that the current state of immigration at the U.S. border is “a bigger mess than it was when he got elected”. Walsh criticized Trump for having such a narrowed focus on building the wall and arguing for the wall that he has worsened the current immigration system problems.

Walsh says that he intends to crack down even more on illegal immigration, but that he will humanely treat the current crisis of asylum seekers who are being treated so poorly. Walsh says that part of his focus will be on devoting the necessary resources to processing asylum applications much more quickly.

Bill Weld

Bill Weld has focused his views on immigration reform on creating a “robust guest worker program” that will bolster our own agricultural and construction industries. He states that he doesn’t necessarily believe in offering a path to a visa for all immigrants, but he does want to provide more work visas and longer spanning work visas to immigrants. He says that his reason for focusing on this type of program is because our current short term visas are allowing immigrants to use our higher education systems and return to their native countries with that knowledge rather than putting it to use for the U.S. economy.

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