Critical Race Theory Analysis on Executive Order 13768: Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States

The Executive Order (E.O.) 13768: "Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States" signed by President Trump represents a significant shift in immigration laws in the United States and the impact it is having on countless individuals. In contrast, Former President Obama created the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration policy, which benefited the lives of many and did not target on forcing relocation or discriminated. Further, he continued to expand immigration policies such a Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to further support thousands of individuals. The E.O. has shifted the political climate and this current anti-immigrant political climate has prompted discussion about the future of immigrants particularly around how their legal immigration protection status will be impacted should their status be terminated. This policy analysis applies Critical Race Theory Framework to further explore this E. O., its limitations and demonstrate how it is discriminating and targeting people of color.