Immigration Policies That is Changing America

By Sherry Shivprasad

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The Queens Social Security Card Center on 160th Street and Jamaica Avenue.

President Donald Trump’s new policies have impacted the people’s lives of America. President Trump has served two years in office, but he has caused controversies to many people such as politicians, American citizens, non-citizens, and he has made a
lot of changes since he became president.

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Jose Vellez standing on the left wearing black.

Jose Vellez, 42, lives in Jamaica, Queens and has emigrated from Columbia to the United States. There is new protocols and policies that Trump has made which have changed many people’s lives in Americans and it has affected other populations in foreign countries.  Vellez says, I feel that’s terrible, I think every family deserve to be with each other it doesn’t matter their race.”  

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Jose Vellez waiting in line at the Queens Social Security Card Center.

President Trump had enforced laws which he says will “Make America Great Again.” The president have created laws that will affect the immigrant population in America. Vellez, said the economic is getting better and there’s not too much work.” Furthermore, there is a vast rate of deportations and arrests.  In the BBC NEWS article,Ten Ways Trump has changed America” by Anthony Zurcher it states that there are people from various countries who have been denied entry into the United States such as, the people from several Middle Eastern countries. Also, children who are under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) are no longer protected by this act because it is currently under suspension and there
has been visa terminations for thousands of visitors. Vellez says “It’s terrible to go back.”

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The letter is for an appointment Kumar Singh says “it’s to go in with the date and time which is today at 10:30 AM.”

Kumar Singh has his fingerprint appointment letter for his citizenship at Mc Donalds 159-01 Jamaica Avenue.

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Kumar Singh, 34 from Guyana lives in Jamaica, Queens and he works with creating steel frames at Baco Enterprise. He cannot vote now Singh says “I am currently under the process of waiting to take my fingerprints, photo, and I am studying for the citizenship test.” Furthermore more people are interested in this midterm election Singh said “It effect people for instance when people are traveling on the train to Manhattan. I experienced this several times and I almost missed my doctor’s appointment and she had to come back in to see me. This is because of the delays in the train it was the E and A train on the same track.” The policies that the president have made thus far will definitely be judged by the midterm elections voters who are American citizens. This is a chance for the voters to choose members from the Republican or Democratic Party to represent them in the United States House of Representatives and Senate.

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Kumar Singh said “I’m going to get my fingerprints done today” then he will register to vote.

Each political party will either lose their seats or gain new ones. In the United States House of Representatives there are 100 seat open and 35 seats from the United States Senate will be available. As a result, the more seats that a party receives means that they will win the midterm elections. Singh does not think the Republicans will win the Midterm elections.  Singh says “A representative for Trump said on television I drink beer, I drink beer, I drink beer about ten times around 10 PM yesterday. I felt uncomfortable because it looks bad in people’s eyes. He had a glass of water and he showed the signs of him drinking it like it was beer. It hurts young people to see this and what will they think about.” Moreover, the final results of the midterm elections that will occur on Nov. sixth will enable the winning party to be responsible of setting the agenda for United States.

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