US president-elect Donald Trump has a radical 100-day plan to “make America great again” that he plans to begin implementing from his first day in office, including proposals to cancel every order issued by President Barack Obama and suspending immigration from “terror-prone regions”.
The real estate mogul’s plan, made public in October, is dubbed “Donald Trump’s contract with the American voter”. It consists of measures that Trump says will clean up corruption in Washington, restore security and rule of law and protect American workers.
Trump also plans to pass 10 laws, some new and some to replace existing laws, within the first 100 days of his administration by working with Congress. With the Republican party in a majority in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, passing legislation shouldn’t be too much of a problem for Trump.
Some of the measures could have direct implications for India, such as a move to cancel US payments to UN climate change programs and a legislative measure to end the Offshoring Act that will establish tariffs to discourage US firms from relocating jobs to other countries.
“What follows is my 100-day action plan to Make America Great Again. It is a contract between myself and the American voter – and begins with restoring honesty and accountability, and bringing change to Washington,” Trump says in the introduction to the plan.
Five actions aimed at restoring security and constitutional rule of law make up the most radical section of the 100-day plan. They include the cancellation of every executive action and order issued by Obama and the “extreme vetting” of people coming to the US.
Trump says he will “cancel every unconstitutional executive action, memorandum and order issued by President Obama”, begin removing more than two million criminal illegal immigrants from the US and “cancel visas to foreign countries that won’t take them back”, suspend immigration from “terror-prone regions where vetting cannot safely occur”, begin the process of selecting a replacement for justice Antonin Scalia of the Supreme Court, and cancel all federal funding to sanctuary cities.
A “sanctuary city” is one that doesn’t prosecute people simply because they are undocumented immigrants. The mayors of New York and Los Angeles have already said they hope Trump will not follow through on his promise of withholding federal funds.
Trump said during an interview to CBS that he plans to deport three million undocumented immigrants “immediately” after assuming office.
The 100-day plan also has six steps aimed at cleaning up corruption and “special interest collusion” in the American capital. Trump says he will propose a constitutional amendment to impose term limits on all members of Congress, a hiring freeze on all federal employees to reduce the federal workforce through attrition (exempting military, public safety, and public health), a requirement that for every new federal regulation, two existing regulations must be eliminated, a five-year ban on White House and Congressional officials becoming lobbyists after leaving service, a lifetime ban on White House officials lobbying on behalf of a foreign government and a complete ban on foreign lobbyists raising money for US elections.