Trump Plans Massive Immigration Overhaul and Trade Reforms

Written by Kathrine Frich

Jun.18 - 2024 6:40 PM CET

Former President Donald Trump plans to deport millions of migrants.

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Deportation Plans and Immigration Policies

Former President Donald Trump plans to deport millions of migrants, reshape global trade with high tariffs, and place loyalists in government if he wins a second term.

Leading in polls against Joe Biden, Trump aims to restore his previous immigration policies, cancel Biden's pro-immigrant measures, and implement stricter new ones.

He promises the largest deportation effort in U.S. history, using the National Guard and possibly federal troops to detain and deport undocumented immigrants.

Additionally, he seeks to end birthright citizenship for children of immigrants, challenging long-standing interpretations of the U.S. Constitution.

Trade and Economic Strategies

According to Hotnews Trump proposes a 10% tariff on all imported goods to eliminate the trade deficit, though critics argue this could raise consumer prices and cause global economic instability. He wants authority to impose higher tariffs on countries taxing U.S. imports, including a potential 200% tariff on certain imported cars.

Targeting China, Trump plans to phase out imports of electronics, steel, and pharmaceuticals over four years and ban Chinese companies from owning U.S. infrastructure in energy and technology sectors.

His economic strategy includes cutting federal regulations, maintaining the 2017 tax cuts, and introducing new tax cuts for individuals and businesses.

Federal Bureaucracy and Political Rivals

Trump aims to dismantle what he calls the "deep state," reclassifying thousands of federal employees to facilitate their removal and promising to fire "corrupt actors" in national security positions.

He proposes a new public service test for federal employees and plans to purge those who don't align with his belief that the 2020 election was fraudulent.

Trump intends to use federal law enforcement to investigate political rivals, including appointing a special prosecutor to investigate President Joe Biden. His allies are drafting a plan to reduce the independence of the Department of Justice, filling its ranks with politically appointed loyalists.