Nowadays when you here immigrants you mainly think about Donald Trump and how he is making the look bad. But it’s not just Donald Trump that thinks this, immigration has been a “problem” since 1815 starting with Irish Immigrants this is shown in an article by U.S. History “1815: Peace is re-established between the United States and Britain after the War of 1812. Immigration from Western Europe turns from a trickle into a gush, which causes a shift in the demographics of the United States. This first major wave of immigration lasts until the Civil War”.
following the increase in immigrants in the U.S., many Americans were afraid that they were going to lose their jobs to immigrants. Many immigrants were able to get jobs because some big businesses thought they could get the immigrants to work more for less. They abused this until 1881, with the legalization of unions.Now back to Donald Trump, from what I can infer Trump sees immigrants as the problem of America and his solution to that problem is by reinforcing our borders and kicking immigrants out of America through I.C.E raids. In an article by CMS it states “President Trump signed three executive orders the week of January 23 which offend the dignity and threaten the rights of immigrants and refugees both in the United States and globally. On January 25 at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Trump signed executive orders on border security and interior enforcement. On January 27, he signed an executive order at the Pentagon on refugees and visa holders from designated nations.” from what I can infer trump is basing a few instances on a stereotype and we all know where that leads to.