Immigration and Human Rights Law Review


President Donald Trump is known throughout the world for continuously promoting “the wall” between Mexico and the United States. Since his inauguration in 2016, President Trump has pushed the legislature to fund construction of a physical barrier on the southern border of the United States. Not only is the wall an actual construct, but the wall also represents his entire approach to immigration law. Mexican residents are not the only ones suffering from the Trump administration's policies. While targeting Southern neighbors and undocumented or “illegal” immigrants, Trump has also created difficulties across the entire visa process for legal immigrants. Individuals in countries across the world now are dealing with increased uncertainties in working in America. It is becoming increasingly more difficult for legal immigrants holding J-1 and F-1 visas to enter the United States, which is having a profound effect on the United States’ ability to recruit talent and increase innovation.