I am basing my research project on immigration policies. The exact issue within immigration policies I have yet to decide. This is a hard choice because there are many topics, issues and controversies that expand beyond the United States. As of right now, I want to look at the differences between countries, their capabilities for immigration, and how their policies reflect their capabilities. I know that the immigration policies in the United States has always been open and welcoming, for the most part. The United States has the biggest refugee settlement program in the world, but recently this is no longer thanks to Trump’s executive order. I know that I am grateful for the immigration policies in the United States because my mother is an immigrant from South America. Other than that, I have a lot to learn about the policies in the United States and other countries.
The first article I read was about the Brexit in Britain and how it is affecting immigration laws. According to Bloomberg, when Brexit voters voted to exit the UN, they voted to have tighter immigration policies. Prime Minister Theresa May says she will but this will have a bad effect on the government. Tighter immigration policies could ruin relationships with other UN countries and ruin the economy. There needs to be a fair and enlightened system involved. For example, low cost access for skilled workers in information technology and other specialties Britain’s economy needs. In my second article on Migration Policy , I read about the executive order on the Refugee Resettlement Program that Trump recently put in place. Trump halted Refugee Resettlement for 120 days and after that, there will be tight restrictions and specific requirements. The executive order provides that refugee admissions may be resumed but not for syrian refugees. There was no explanation for this order and the President still has no comment. U.S. refugee program has been the biggest in the world and a pillar of leadership and Trump doing this digresses our country from the progress we have made. Both articles give me different insights in two different countries, and helped me understand immigration policies a little better.