Will Trump Build a wall with respect his immigration plans?... middle school students chant "Build The Wall!!!"
When Donald Trump is inaugurated as president in January, he has the authority to dramatically reshape immigration policy by himself.
During the 2016 presidential campaign, chants of “build that wall!” often echoed through rallies for Donald Trump, as his supporters cheered his proposal to construct a physical barrier on the border between the U.S. and Mexico. And in the aftermath of Trump’s victory, that chant could be heard elsewhere: in a middle school cafeteria.
Students at Royal Oak Middle School in Michigan started chanting “build the wall!” during a lunch period following Trump’s election. Shawn Lewis-Lakin, superintendent of Royal Oak Schools, confirmed the episode, saying in a statement that a “small group of students” briefly chanted the phrase Wednesday.
Along with his more prominent proposals, Trump has also called for punishing so-called sanctuary cities that limit their cooperation with federal immigration authorities.
Trump could withhold federal funding from those cities, but would need support from Congress to do so.
The president-elect has not limited his plans to illegal immigration.
He said he would reduce legal immigration levels, a step requiring the approval of Congress.
And Trump said he would suspend immigration from countries that are “compromised by terrorism,” although he has not clarified what countries he’d consider.