1. One of Trump’s most publicised decisions is regarding immigrants in the country, especially undocumented, criminals.  In one of his first interviews to US broadcaster CBS after being elected US President, Trump said, “"What we are going to do is get the people that are criminal and have criminal records, gang members, drug dealers, where a lot of these people - probably two million, it could be even three million - we are getting them out of our country or we are going to incarcerate.” His team has listed out what it called the 10-point plan for immigration reform though details of such a policy framework  are as of now unavailable. Trump’s team also highlighted the need to complete the biometric entry-exit visa tracking system and turning off the jobs and benefits magnet and reforming the legal immigration system, which among other things includes the H-1B visas.

 

  1. Meanwhile, his take on building ‘The Wall’ has softened to a great extent. He had promised to build a wall along the Mexican border. Trump said that based on the suggestions of the Congressmen, he said the wall that he had been promising to build on the nation’s southern border might end up being a fence in places.

 

 

  1. Moving away from convention, Trump says he will deliver on his promise made to the nation during his electoral campaign and has announced that he will only take $1 as salary, instead of the $400,000 he is entitled to and also refrain from taking any vacations for himself as there is lot of work to be done in the country.

 

  1. He also denounced and called for a ‘stop’ to the incidents of minorities being harassed soon after his coming to power. Trump’s victory was characterised by a wave of hate attacks against Muslims, Hispanic Americans, black people, ethnic minorities and the LGBT community. The attacks included death threats, physical assaults and racist graffiti. In some schools and companies, immigrants were met with chants of ‘build the wall’ as well.

 

 

  1. Healthcare is also one of the major issues that the nation will be watching Trump on. While previously Trump had said that Obama’s 2010 health care law has become so unworkable and expensive that “you can’t use it”, now he would consider leaving in place certain parts of the Affordable Care Act.

 

  1. The billionaire businessman-turned-politician also mentioned that he would focus on the condition of banks in the country and was thinking of making changes to the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial-overhaul law and deregulating financial institutions. He called it a “a tremendous burden to the banks.” His  reason for doing so is that banks were being restricted from lending since it was unfavourable to customers and that was making the country ‘noncompetitive’ and slowing growth. His earlier stance was to dismantle it.

 

 

  1.  Another one of Trump’s controversial decisions will have to be his take on jobs. Part of ‘making America again’  he said he would create jobs by bringing in nationwide infrastructure projects and improved international trade deals. One of the ways of securing more jobs for the citizens will be that he might impose tariffs on products of US companies that relocate overseas, thereby reducing the incentive to move plants abroad.

 

  1. The US President-elect, however, did not appear to soften his stance on abortion rights in the country. He said, he would be appointing pro-life judges to the Supreme Court and if the Roe v Wade law were overturned, women will need to go to another state if they wanted abortion. However, he also mentioned in case that did not happen women would have to undergo a nominal punishment in case they went ahead with abortion. In addition, he also said, there was a long way to go for that.

 

 

  1. For the LGBT community there was a certain ray of hope as Trump said that he considered the Supreme Court decision last year that validated same-sex marriages as settled, and that he was “fine with that.” However, the condition on the streets reflects an opposite sentiment, with reports of slurs and attacks on the LGBT community rising. His current appointment of vice-president, Mike Pence, has not gone down well with the community who is well  aware of Pence’s years of opposition to gay rights. As of now, worries for the community center around their civil rights and its infringement.