An article from the Italian website, The Local, has claimed that northerners will follow the anti-immigration party, the League. Parliament Member Matteo Bianchi has stated that people have been “let down” by leftist politics for many years. Due to Italy’s weak economy, Salvini vows to impose tariffs like Trump to protect Italian manufacturers if elected prime minister.
Central Americans are even applying for asylum in the United States to have the same rights as everyone else. Pueblos Sin Fronteras, or People Without Borders in Spanish, has tweeted that eight seekers will be part of the process. It’s not much, but it’s a start to a long fight against the United States government. The Trump administration is tearing families apart with his dangerous rhetoric. This Time article explains that documented parents who might get arrested don’t have someone to look out for their children. Companies will lose valuable employees if programs such as the H-1B visa program become restricted.
While Germany has been more than willing to welcome refugees, Italy refuses to do the same. Trump’s anti-immigration views aren’t anything new. For people who have watched the 2016 election, he has constantly made claims to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexican borders. Ironically, Donald Trump’s mother was a Scottish immigrant who didn’t get citizenship until 1942.
There are activists that say we can’t give up in fighting for our causes. Trump has fought against DACA, but those under that name have fought back even harder. Back in September of 2017, Vox.com reported that activists have explained that they were going to fast when Trump ceased DACA for good. They sacrificed everything to come up with emergency plans for this moment. Greisa Martinez Rosas from the United We Dream organization will “be at their offices, in their churches, and wherever they get their late-night drinks to make sure they know what’s at stake.”