The President-Elect has scaled back past proposals to deport the over 11 million undocumented immigrants in the US.
As he nears the beginning of his first term in office, President-Elect Trump has now made calls to only deport the 2-3 million undocumented immigrants with criminal records, while considering the status of law abiding undocumented immigrants at a later date. This falls in line with a recent pattern of Trump softening more extreme elements of promised policy initiatives.
Below: Donald Trump campaigning in the Republican Primaries — making his first trip to the US-Mexico border
Liberal plan hints at policy with a disregard for party lines
Trump’s plan for forgiving student debt includes a proposed cap of 12.5% on the borrower’s income, as well as automatic forgiveness after 15 years of payment. It constitutes the most liberal student debt plan to date, and provides possible evidence of a disregard for partisan norms in policy platforms.
Below: A young Donald Trump in his New York penthouse
Trump’s picks attempt to appease all Republican factions
Trump surprised few with his confirmation of RNC Chairman Reince Priebus as the White House Chief of Staff in his administration. Steven Bannon, Breitbart CEO, will be the Chief Strategist for Trump, in a move likely to appease the anti-establishment and alt-right bases that propelled him to the Presidency.
Below: RNC Chairman and future White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus