This is a contribution to a symposium on the Trump Administration's War on Diversity.
As candidate and President, Donald Trump has expressed his disdain for immigrants of color and an unmistakable commitment to restrict their immigration to the United States. Contemptuous words about immigrants have translated into concrete policies designed to limit immigrants from entering and remaining in the United States.
The Trump administration’s implementation of the Muslim bans, “zero tolerance” policies directed at Mexican and Central American noncitizens, and an assortment of other policies all further the goal of decreasing the population of immigrants of color. Moreover, proposals to restrict legal immigration underscore that the current administration seeks to substantially reduce the ability of noncitizens of color to immigrate to the United States.