Critiquing immigration speech


Critiquingimmigration speech

DonaldTrump’s Speech on immigration

DonaldTrump who is a United State’s presidential hopeful gave a speechimmigration that happened in Ohio, where I happened to attend. Hisspeech was proposing the need of implementing immigration rules ascurrently the United States mass immigration is unsustainable. In herspeech she offered to propose measures that were aimed at limitingthe asylum application for instance. I believe that Trump’sproposals were back-stepping the steps that the United States hasalready made towards playing a fundamental role in global affairs.His speech seems to propose that United States should turn away fromthe plights of humanity such as refugees.

Inthis manner there is a lot of internal politics that is demonstratedin his speech that putting the country’s obligations behind. Whilethe global community is fighting global vices such as xenophobia,Trump’s speech is testament of politics that is used to instigatesuch vices (Armstrong et al, 2016). This is by implying thatimmigrations are basically stealing jobs away from the United Statescitizens. Trump seems to propose tougher measures againstimmigrations due to claims of inadequate job opportunities. I highlybelieve that immigrants help the United States economy by filling inimportant and vital skill shortage. As economy states, when skillsare created, demand is also created for more job opportunities.

Inaddition, Trump’s speech was chilling as he suggested that theUnited States should close its borders. These are the borders thatcurrently save thousands of refugees fleeing for their lives. Byclosing the border, United States would have disregarded the basicright of life in humanity. Thereby, violating all human rights andfundamental principles enshrined in the international law (Portes andRumbart, 2001). Trump had direct raw attacks on immigrations inUnited States and he has offered his reasons for doing so, which Ibelieve are farfetched. The main reasons that United States isgetting more immigrants is basically because there are economic andsocial opportunities available. This is enough evidence that UnitedStates has superior economy that has created more jobs than theneighboring countries (Armstrong et al, 2006). Most immigrants arrivein United States and work mostly in unskilled professions and labor.It is important to understand that such a practice is not in the bestinterests of their home countries or United States. In this regard,instead of muzzling immigration laws as Trump is proposing throughhis speech, United States should create and develop ways of improvingthe welfare rules.

Althoughhis speech highlights the negative effects that come with unregulatedimmigration rules, she fails to offer a compromising solution. Indeedit is important to control immigration problems but also UnitedStates is tasked with participating in global matters (Armstrong etel, 2006). Trump’s speech proposes complete isolation from globalmatters in world that is engaging closely. There is indeed a greatneed of participating and playing vital roles for instance offeringglobal solutions to global matters. There are many refugees who arefleeing war torn countries such as Syria and countries such asBritain have a part in offering sustainable solutions.

Moreimportantly, having good international relationships helps improvenational security and economy. This is because countries exchangevital information details that are regarded significant at any point(Armstrong et al, 2006). Thus, while Trump proposes that UnitedStates should isolate herself from the rest of the world by muzzlingimmigration laws, there is a great needing reconsider his speech.Trump further states that immigration problem in United States causesthe country to have cohesive problems. I believe this statement waswrong as the world is building a global community that is not definedby race, color, religion or gender.


ArmstrongJeanne, Estrada J. Lawrence. Zoucky David. (2006).Immigration in America Today.London. Green Word Publishers.

PortesAlejandro, Rumbart G. Ruben. (2001) Ethnicities:Children of Immigrants.California. University of California.