Okay, so most of it is good. Take a look at this list of 15 things Trump has done. Would you agree it’s mostly good?
1. An executive order pausing refugees and immigration from six Islamic countries. Among the first of Trump’s actions was this executive order; it originally applied to seven countries, but was struck down by the activist Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals following a bumpy rollout. The revised executive order no longer applies to Iraq, but still applies to Somalia, Iran, Libya, Yemen, Syria, and Sudan, and doesn’t prioritize Christians who face persecution in these countries.
2. An executive order cracking down on sanctuary cities.
3. The aforementioned executive order also stated the wall will start being built. Granted, the process has been slow and there have been issues regarding how to pay for it, but at least Trump is making a serious attempt at securing the border.
4. Nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.
5. Reinstated the “Mexico City Policy” banning federal funding for international abortions.
6. Repealed an unconstitutional Obama regulation on guns. The regulation basically prevented seniors who had trouble maintaining finances from obtaining firearms without due process. That didn’t stop the media from mischaracterizing it as the Republicans allowing crazy old people to purchase guns.
8. Approved the construction of the Keystone and Dakota Access Pipelines.
9. Froze the Obama administration’s last-minute $220 million funding to the Palestinian Authority (PA).
10. Exited from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
11. Slapped Iran with new sanctions.
12. Repealed the Obama regulation banning lead bullets for hunting and fishing tackle.
13. Beefed up immigration enforcement.
Trump’s executive actions on immigration included:
1. Broaden Enforcement Priorities. According to Section 5(c), the Secretary of Homeland Security has now been granted the power to prioritize for removal those who “have committed acts that constitute a chargeable criminal offense.” This means anyone who has crossed the border illegally. Whereas under President Obama, other crimes were prioritized, now illegal presence in the country has become a priority for law enforcement. The executive action also extends prioritization to false use of a Social Security number, for example (Section 5(d)), or taking public benefits illegally (Section 5(e)).
2. Add Agents. The order grants the Secretary the ability to hire 10,000 additional law enforcement officers with money to be found under current allocations.
3. Allow States To Help Police Immigration. Whereas the Obama administration sued the Arizona state government for aiding in enforcement of federal immigration law, Section 8(b) of the order allows States and local law enforcement officials to “perform the functions of immigration officers in relation to investigation, apprehension, or detention of alients in the United States.”
15. Released a budget.