Roosevelt Institute | Cornell University

The Immigrants Are Coming…

By Basirat Owe Published May 6, 2018

President Trump’s candidacy was fueled by xenophobia. A major factor behind these sentiments is the belief that immigrants are “stealing” jobs from native-born Americans. To address that assumption, he seeks to enact prohibitive immigration policy (i.e., the construction of a border wall, increased border control and deportation).