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Tracking Trump's Campaign Promises

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Appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton

The Promise:

“I will ask, to appoint a special prosecutor. We have to investigate Hillary Clinton, and we have to investigate the investigation.” 

 


Update February 22nd, 2017: Trump shows no interest, for now

Have mandatory minimum sentences for criminals caught trying to enter the United States illegally

The Promise:

"On my first day in office, I am also going to ask Congress to pass 'Kate’s Law' – named for Kate Steinle – to ensure that criminal aliens convicted of illegal re-entry receive strong mandatory minimum sentences."


Update February 22nd, 2017: Bills have been introduced in House, Senate

Suspend immigration from terror-prone places

The Promise:

“And if people don't like it, we've got to have a country folks. Got to have a country. Countries in which immigration will be suspended would include places like Syria and Libya. And we are going to stop the tens of thousands of people coming in from Syria.”

 


Update February 22nd, 2017: Courts currently blocking Trump’s executive order

Build a wall, and make Mexico pay for it

The Promise:

"I would build a great wall, and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me, and I’ll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great great wall on our southern border and I’ll have Mexico pay for that wall."


Update February 21st, 2017: DHS Secretary directs planning, design, construction of border wall

Remove criminal undocumented immigrants

The Promise:

“A Trump administration will stop illegal immigration, deport all criminal aliens, and save American lives.”


Update February 21st, 2017: Trump signs executive order directing enforcement priorities; DHS issues enforcement memo

Move U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

The Promise:

"We will move the American embassy to the eternal capital of the Jewish people, Jerusalem."


Update February 15th, 2017: Of embassy move, Trump says 'we're looking at it with great care'

Enact 5-year ban on White House and congressional officials from lobbying

The Promise:

“First, I'm going to reinstitute a five-year ban on all executive branch officials lobbying the government for five years after they leave government. I'm going to ask Congress to pass this ban into law so that it cannot be lifted by executive order, right. Second, I'm going to ask Congress to institute its own five-year ban on lobbying by former members of Congress and their staffs.”


Update February 15th, 2017: Executive order places 5-year lobbying ban on White House officials, leaves out Congress

Nominate someone from his list of justices to replace Antonin Scalia

The Promise:

“I am looking to appoint judges very much in the mold of Justice Scalia. I'm looking for judges — and I've actually picked 20 of them so that people would see.”


Update January 31st, 2017: Trump nominates Neil Gorsuch to fill empty Supreme Court seat left by Scalia

Slash federal regulations

The Promise:

"A requirement that for every new federal regulation, two existing regulations must be eliminated."


Update January 31st, 2017: Trump signs executive order directing that for every new regulation, two be repealed

Suspend immigration from terror-prone places

The Promise:

“And if people don't like it, we've got to have a country folks. Got to have a country. Countries in which immigration will be suspended would include places like Syria and Libya. And we are going to stop the tens of thousands of people coming in from Syria.”

 


Update January 30th, 2017: Trump signs executive order temporarily banning immigrants from seven countries

Place lifetime ban on White House officials lobbying for foreign government

The Promise:

"I'm going to issue a lifetime ban against senior executive branch officials lobbying on behalf of a foreign government and I'm going to ask Congress to pass a campaign finance reform that prevents registered for in lobbyists from raising money in American elections and politics.”


Update January 30th, 2017: Trump signs order placing lifetime ban on White House officials lobbying for foreign government

Cancel visas to foreign countries that won't take undocumented immigrants back

The Promise:

"Cancel visas to foreign countries that won’t take them back."


Update January 30th, 2017: Executive order urges cracking down on uncooperative countries

Triple ICE enforcement

The Promise:

"We will triple the number of ICE agents."


Update January 25th, 2017: Trump signs executive order to increase ICE deportation officers

Build a wall, and make Mexico pay for it

The Promise:

"I would build a great wall, and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me, and I’ll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great great wall on our southern border and I’ll have Mexico pay for that wall."


Update January 25th, 2017: Trump's executive order to build border wall is a start

Cancel all funding of sanctuary cities

The Promise:

"We will end the sanctuary cities that have resulted in so many needless deaths. Cities that refuse to cooperate with federal authorities will not receive taxpayer dollars, and we will work with Congress to pass legislation to protect those jurisdictions that do assist federal authorities.”


Update January 25th, 2017: Executive order targets cities that shield people here illegally