State of the Union Cheat Sheet

President Trump is delivering his first State of the Union. Below is a list of the important national security issues being discussed by President Trump. 

 

Chain Migration

Another term for “family migration.”. A system of visas that allow U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents to petition the government to allow their close relatives to immigrate to the United States. U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents may sponsor their foreign relatives for green cards.

Illegal Immigration

Illegal immigration is the illegal entry of a person or a group of persons across a country's border, in a way that violates the immigration laws of the destination country, with the intention to remain in the country.

Amnesty

A policy protecting illegal immigrants from deportation.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA Program)

Children who were born outside America by illegal citizens are allowed to stay in our country without going through the legal immigration process.

In 2016, only 7% of DACA applicants were denied.

Diversity Visa Lottery Program

Makes up to 50,000 immigrant visas available annually, drawn from random selection among all entries to individuals who are from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States.

Nuclear Iran Deal

Iran and six world powers known as the P5+1 (China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States) reached a historic nuclear deal that was suppose to limit Iran's nuclear program and enhanced monitoring in exchange for relief from nuclear sanctions.

Nuclear Iran Deal is supposed to shut off Iran's pathway to a nuclear bomb for the next 10 years.

REQUIREMENTS:

Eliminate its stockpile of medium-enriched uranium, cut its stockpile of low-enriched uranium by 98%, and reduce by about two-thirds the number of its gas centrifuges for 13 years.
They also claimed they would only enrich uranium up to 3.67% and that they wouldn't build any new heavy-water facilities for the same period of time.
Iran would limit their Uranium-enrichment activities to a single facility using first-generation centrifuges for 10 years.

Within a year, Iran violated the deal.

To this day, Iran continues to violate the terms of the deal by continuing to test ballistic missiles. On top of their continuing to violate the terms of the deal, Iran rejected Trump's request to inspect their military sites to make sure they were not concealing activities banned by the 2015 nuclear deal.

North Korea

North Korea, known officially as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), is a small country sandwiched between China and South Korea in Northeast Asia. It is home to an estimated 25 million people, nearly 3 million of whom live in the capital city of Pyongyang.

North Korea has the hydrogen bomb and is actively threatening the United States and our allies with nuclear war. It’s important our leaders continue to stand up to North Korea and stifle their nuclear growth to protect our country.

Southern Border Wall

President Trump has promised to build a wall that protects the Southern Border of the United States. The wall would stretch from California to Texas, protecting the the border between Mexico and America. The Southern Border Wall was a campaign promise from President Trump.