The Trump administration has made no secret of its quest to crack down on illegal, and, many argue, legal immigration. From promises of a border wall along the U.S. and Mexican border to stripping Dreamers of DACA protections, in the 10 months since taking office, the current administration has made several sweeping attempts to keep immigrants from both coming to and staying in the country.
As the number of countries impacted by war, gang violence, food and water shortages and oppressive governments continues to increase throughout the world, so too do the number of innocent civilians who are impacted. Faced with the daily threats of persecution, harm, starvation and death; a record number of men, women and children from around the globe are making the difficult decision to flee their homes and countries in hope of finding safety and a better life.
One immigration-related topic of controversy has to do with immigrants' willingness to learn English.
While there are many important issues at the forefront during this presidential election, United States immigration policy continues to be one of the most debated and contested of all. As a country founded and built by immigrants continues to struggle with issues related to immigration reform, the futures of millions of immigrants who currently live in the U.S. hang in the balance.