Donald Trump is now a strong candidate for the presidential elections in the U.S.A. and he has created a big controversy with his comments about his possible immigration politics, such as building a big wall between Mexico and The U.S.A., sending back home all the illegal immigrants working in The U.S.A. and try to despoil the “anchor babies” from their constitutional rights, these and other events, he has been supported by some people and strongly criticized for others.
Every child who are born in U.S.A. is a Native American children according to the 14th amendment.
All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
The idea of Mr. Trump is that the children who are born in the U.S.A. from illegal immigrants parents shall not have the rights that the 14th amendment provides.
However, let’s take a look Donald Trump roots, he was born in June 14th 1946 in Queens New York, and was one of the five children of Fred Trump and Mary Anne Mac Leod; Fred Trump was born in U.S.A. from a German immigrants and Mary Anne Mac Leod was an Scottish woman, under this context Mr. Donald Trump can call himself an anchor baby.
Another plan of Mr. Trump is to send back all the illegal people working in the U.S.A. to their native countries, which are approximately more than 10 million people. This plan has two weaknesses:
- The high cost of that this plan would mean, the millions dollars that the U.S.A. government should spend in logistic and flying costs.
- Who is going to fulfill the 10 million vacancies when the illegal immigrants leave?, is easy to deduce that a legal U.S.A. citizen wouldn’t work under the hard and not well paid conditions that the illegal employee works.
Is important to mention that among the many millionaire business managed by Mr. Trump in construction, clothes manufacture and others, is possible to find many illegal employees working in his companies.
Not all the latin illegal immigrants are criminals, rapists and drug dealers as he once said.
Another big idea of Mr. Trump is to build a wall on the Mexican border, and make Mexico pay for it. Is really a wall between two countries at peace an effective solution to stop illegal immigration?, is it affordable? The U.S.A. government already spends a fortune trying to keep the border guarded, how much more money is necessary to assign to strength and stop illegal immigrants cross by there? And in the case the Mexicans would build that monumental wall, how much money would the U.S.A. government spend for maintaining that wall? Maybe the answer for that question is that the Mexicans must pay for maintenance as well.
Mr. Trump is trying to win popularity among the voters by speaking about popular problems such as illegal immigration, creating even a thicker wall of racism in The U.S.A., there are bigger and most important problems to solve, and the people that travels long distances looking for a better job and better life conditions for them and their families are not the responsible for those problems.
However every country has the leaders they deserve, Donald Trump must change his speech to a more professional one, a speech that the U.S.A. citizens deserve, where he shows real solution to the problems, not just use demagogy and talk just for talking, and using sensationalist speeches that don’t really provide the answer to the problems.
Si deseas citar este artículo, hazlo así:
AVENDAÑO, MARCELO. “DONALD TRUMP AND THE ANTI-LATINO POLITICS”. Publicado en la Revista Jurídica Digital “Enfoque Jurídico” el 16 de septiembre de 2015.