Discuss the immigration policies of President Obama and President Trump, using the assigned readings, recorded lectures, your position paper, and the positions taken in abstracts by your classmates. Looking at President Trump, would you say that his policies are/were consistent with past US approaches to immigration? Why or why not?
What are the assumptions and factors that seem most important in shaping immigration policy at different times in US history, and how accurately have they reflected US national interests from your perspective? National interests would presumably include both which immigrants are most desirable at a given time, as well as a desire to avoid the negative consequences associated with some immigrants.