"Make America White Again. Changes in U.S. immigration policy under Donald Trump's administration.

Abstract

This article analyzes how one of the most important changes in the Donald Trump administration was the restriction of family-based entry in all dimensions of immigration policy: permanent, temporary, undocumented and humanitarian. Based on the Fitzgerald and Cook-Martin (2014) model, the targeting of the migrant population was carried out through the implementation of various executive orders and administrative changes. Specifically, the costs (economic and humanitarian) for migrants and their families were raised in order to discourage them from continuing with their migratory project (arrival, stay and/or for the eventual reunification of more family members) as the case may be.  The aforementioned in order to fulfill one of the ideals of this administration, which was to stop the growth of the non-white population in the United States. The application of this policy had a particularly negative impact on Mexicans and Central Americans.

 

Author Biography

Nuty Cárdenas Alaminos

Profesora Asociada del Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) en el Programa Interdisciplinario en Estudios Migratorios (CIDE-MIG). Es doctora en Ciencias Políticas y Sociales por la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). Hizo sus estudios de maestría en Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo en el Instituto Mora. Se especializa en los temas de políticas migratorias en América del Norte y migración y derechos humanos. Cuenta con diversas publicaciones arbitradas dentro de las que destacan: “La evolución de las políticas migratorias en América del Norte 1990 al siglo XXI: ¿oportunidad u obstáculo para una mayor movilidad en la región?” y “Open-door policy? Reintegration challenges and government responses to return Migration in Mexico” (coautora Mónica Jacobo). Ha participado como ponente en diversos congresos nacionales e internacionales. Asimismo, es profesora a nivel licenciatura en el CIDE y la UNAM. Miembro del Sistema Nacional de Investigadores SNI. nuty.cardenas@cide.edu

Published
2022-06-07
How to Cite
Cárdenas Alaminos, N. (2022). "Make America White Again. Changes in U.S. immigration policy under Donald Trump’s administration. Norteamérica, Revista Académica Del CISAN-UNAM, 17(2). https://doi.org/10.22201/cisan.24487228e.2022.2.586
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DOSSIER