Donald J. Trump’s election leaves immigrant communities rattled, but this concern may have gone too far.
By Anna Kim
As President-elect Donald J. Trump’s inauguration is just one month away, immigrant communities are anxious about the feasibility of his extreme vetting for immigrants.
Will Trump force them to pack their bags and head home? Well, at this point, we might need to dispel the myth that Trump’s rhetoric and a hard line on immigration would become a reckless reality. This realization could be one way for immigrants to feel like a weight that has been lifted off their shoulders.
Here comes Sunny K. Park, who served three terms as a delegate of the Republican Party and a founder of General Building Maintenance Inc., to dispel the myth of Trump’s hard immigration policy and save for immigrant communities.
Mr. Park pointed out that white men without college degrees who voted in droves take credit for Trump’s election. The turnout in largely white working-class counties nationwide was exceptionally high including Rust Belt with declining economies. That is, some 72% of white men who don’t have college degrees voted for Trump, who racked up big gains in this election.
That was a stunning reversal, but that was the truth in Trump’s victory.
“Trump caught on what the outsiders of working-class white men want and manifested a chain of agenda to meet their demands,” said Sunny K. Park. “When it comes to a border wall with Mexico, a key part of his White House campaign platform, Trump recapped after elected that certain areas could be a fence. This signals that his immigration police would gradually come down to earth.”
He added that “Reflecting on his long-time career background as a businessman, he will push forward with practical and flexible policies once he takes the office as a President. That being said, the Korean community should take a less hit with his immigration policy.”
President-elect Trump has blasted the free trade agreement with South Korea as one of the main culprits of job losses and other economic woes in U.S.A. However, attempts to revise or renegotiate the agreement could come near precipitating bilateral diplomacy and time-honored friendship into substantial tensions.
Hereupon, painstaking bilateral concession is needed.
“The auto industry will be the biggest hit in Korea-U.S. FTA renegotiation. To minimize the damage to the trade pact, concession should underlie the fabric of the bilateral trade deal,” said Mr. Park. “As far as the share of the cost of maintaining the U.S. military presence in South Korea is concerned, it would be better to take a “Yes, but…” stance, instead of making an uncompromising “NO.” With the glass half full perspectives of increasing the defense costs, we will be able to check a much more bleeding of defense spending.”
Mr. Park also seeks to get immigrant communities to be pumped for what Trump’s cabinet is bringing in.
“The demographic census projections show that Whites' tenure as America’s mainstream population is on the wane, and white children will become a minority of children under age 18 in the not too distant future. Therefore, the prejudice that Whites inflamed by strong White President-elect will discriminate and dominate non-White people should be cast away,” said Mr. Park. “The bottom line is that we should be loyal to America, not to neither Republican nor Democratic Party. When we take the initiative to become an established citizen in the workplace, neighborhood, or surroundings and speak up continuously whether pro Trump or against Trump, President-elect Donald Trump will put the very community on his customer list.”
Sunny K. Park, who served three terms as a delegate of the Republican Party and a founder of General Building Maintenance Inc., seeks to dispel the myth of Trump’s hard immigration policy.
President-elect Donald Trump, whose inauguration is just one month away.
Immigrants protest and march against President-elect Donald Trump's proposed immigration policies.