On 22 October 2016, in historic Gettysburg, PA, Donald J. Trump presented a game-changing plan for his first 100 days in office. This revolutionary “Contract with the American Voter” set out to ensure that America’s economy is revitalized and citizens are protected.
During the campaign, Trump issued a 10-point plan for overhauling the immigration system. The plan focused on building a wall along the US-Mexican border and other enforcement measures, but Trump also called for a reduction of legal immigration and new “immigration controls to boost wages and to ensure that open jobs are offered to American workers first.” Based on his stump speeches and the positions he took during the primary and general election debates, Trump is expected to focus on the following priorities:
Donald Trump’s surprise victory in the presidential election has upended the political and policy landscape for immigration. It will still fall to Congress to make substantial changes to the immigration system, but the Trump administration will have authority to reshape the lives of hundreds of thousands of unlawful immigrants and influence the ability of US companies to access and retain highly-skilled foreign workers. This paper explores how the Trump administration will approach the issue of immigration and analyses how administrative reforms will impact US companies.
In this special podcast of our highlights of 2016, we hear from Dr Duff Watkins, Steve Schmidt – Vice Chairman Public Affairs at Edelman, Former U.S. Ambassador to Australia Jeffrey Bleich, Matt Bai – National Political Columnist at Yahoo! News, Governor of Nevada, Brian Sandoval and Governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe.
An update on the 2016 Election, sourced from the Asia Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce (APCAC’s) Washington DC-based lobbyists at BGR.
A. Primary Recap and General Election Matchup
After long primary campaigns, the matchup for the White House is in place: Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton. Continue reading
On the eve of the American Civil War, Abraham Lincoln made the now famous remark, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” Continue reading
In this episode, hear Duff Watkins and Steve Schmidt discuss the US Political Scene.