The Trump presidency is getting off to a heck of a rocky start, to say the least, and there are no signs of it smoothing out anytime soon. The new “resistance” movement is as close on Donald Trump as his shadow. Earlier today, word came that the president had to cancel his visit to Milwaukee’s Harley-Davidson’s due to concerns of a protest outbreak upon his arrival. Nine hundred career State Department officials signed a dissent memo opposing Trump’s travel ban. Added to that, the Washington Post is now reporting that the White House has an executive order in the works which could kick out immigrants legally living in the U.S.

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The “Executive Order on Protecting Taxpayer Resources by Ensuring Our Immigration Laws Promote Accountability and Responsibility” is supposed to be designed to promote self-sufficiency in immigrants and protect American taxpayers. It reads that households headed by aliens are more likely to depend on public benefits such as food stamps. There is no evidence to support that assumption. The other draft is titled “Executive Order on Protecting American Jobs and Workers by Strengthening the Integrity of Foreign Worker Visa Programs.” Both documents have been obtained by the Washington Post. The White House has not responded to the Post’s requests for comment.

The new civil war

At this rate, marches, protests and rallies will only strengthen and perhaps branch out into something new and more cohesive. Meanwhile, it appears that the administration is developing rules for determining if an immigrant can be deported after a certain length of time if they are receiving food stamps, Medicaid and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).

It would also appear, with the second order, that there could be an elimination of “jobs magnets,” which attracts illegal immigrants to the U.S. If executed, that order would rescind work visa provisions for foreign nationals in violation of U.S. immigration laws. Fair or not, this is likely to cause another uproar.

Filtering out others one executive order at a time

No one can argue that President Trump is sticking to his campaign promises. However, a good chunk of public anger, here and abroad, stems from what many deem as sloppiness, impulsiveness, lack of expert advice, and the appearance of creating a country of nationalism and total isolation.