Donald Trump unveils plan for first 100 days in office, promises to scrap TPP trade deal

The six items that president elect unveiled are to some extent easy to go with as they require only Trump’s signature and do not need Congressional approval.

By: ANI | Washington D.c. | Updated: November 22, 2016 5:55 pm
Donald trump, donald trump agenda, Trump 100 days, mexican border, donald trump , US president elect, indian express, world news, latest news President-elect Donald Trump with his son Barron and wife Melania, in New York.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

US President-elect Donald Trump has unveiled plans for his first 100 days in office, promising as a first step to scrap the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, cancel environmental restrictions put in place by President Barack Obama, have the Labor Department investigate federal worker visas and impose broad new bans on lobbying by government employees. The president-elect described the 12-nation pact as a “potential disaster for our country.” He has also said he wants to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico. The six items that president elect unveiled are to some extent easy to go with as they require only Trump’s signature and do not need Congressional approval. Some of the biggest promises made by Trump during his campaign including promises to build a wall along the Mexican border, establish a “deportation force,” place new restrictions on immigration from some majority Muslim countries, repeal Obamacare and spend $1 trillion on infrastructure, were left out by him while announcing his plans.

Republican measures could struggle in the Senate as Democrats will hold 48 seats next year, enough to block the measures. Trump has emphasized that his measures are completely focused on American workers.

“Whether it’s producing steel, building cars, or curing disease, I want the next generation of production and innovation to happen right here, in our great homeland: America — creating wealth and jobs for American workers,” CNN quoted President-elect Trump, as saying in the two-and-a-half-minute video statement.

“As part of this plan, I’ve asked my transition team to develop a list of executive actions we can take on day one to restore our laws and bring back our jobs,” he added.

Trump said among his first actions would be to “issue our notification of intent to withdraw from the Transpacific Partnership” and replace it with negotiating “fair bilateral trade deals.” President- elect promised to “investigate all abuses of visa programs that undercut the American worker.” In the meantime,a small number of influential Republicans in the Senate are threatening to block appointments to Trump’s administration, derail his thaw with Russia and prevent the planned wall on the border with Mexico.

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  1. A
    Nov 23, 2016 at 10:10 pm
    This is not good for India - Just as we started a good relationship with America Mr Trump will destroy it. His plans will mean that we can no longer expect Build in India philosophy with American products our biggest export (cheap labour force) is no longer gonna be marketable. This means tough times ahead for us guys in India....its just many of you havent realised it yet.
  2. A
    Nov 22, 2016 at 11:05 am
    May be, the H1-B visas for Computer Programmers will disappear at the expense of such visas for folks doing 'Modelling' (like the H1-B visa issued to Mrs Trump).
  3. A
    Nov 22, 2016 at 9:53 am
    In the first 100 days, US President Donald Trump Government need to investigate the Greencard Program and make sure that people who came to America legally on H1B visa, worked in America for 7 yrs, paid tax, purchased home etc are handed out greencard with retro effect immediately. I worked in USA from 98 on H1B, 2000 on H1B, paid taxes, Greencard filed in 2001, purchased house in USA as per company guidelines, invested in America, still have not got the greencard. So, the government needs to research legal immigration first, give greencard on priority basis, give US pport (since already such a large time has elapsed), give back the house I purchased in 2004, owned till 2008.only after I am given greencard, consider any other immigration programs.
  4. A
    Nov 22, 2016 at 11:12 am
    There must be a full review of the "Legal Immigration" system. It needs to provide weightage to the no of years worked in USA, provide greencard within 5 years, pport within 10 years of service in America. This should make it easy to utilize the program.Legal Immigration program must be refined and implemented in such as manner that the 90%-95% of the Immigrants in America are legal and a very small percentage say 1% are other types of immigrants so that will uphold the American Value System and make it great and greater country.
  5. C
    Nov 22, 2016 at 3:53 pm
    No work no contribution to SS/IRS no govt benefits should be the norm to correct the crumbling SS and deficit budget along with a review of welfare measures this thing would automatically correct some immigrants if it is made mandatory for the sponsors to bear their expenses if the above norm is not met. Jaihind
  6. M
    Nov 22, 2016 at 10:42 am
    Trump supporters: Go back where you came from
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