President Trump campaigned on immigration in 2016 with a hardline stance to protect American jobs, safety, and public resources, and he has followed through, at least where the courts have allowed him to do so. He ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“Dreamers”) and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) programs, imposed “zero tolerance” for prosecution on border crossings, declared an emergency on southern border, imposed a travel ban, threatened tariffs on Mexico to limit migrants, restricted legal immigration visas, and imposed family detentions. Almost every one of his policies have limited legal immigration and very little has been done to provide certainty or labor to the construction workforce, albeit for some new construction on the southern border wall. Expect a continuation of restricted policies.



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