Top Controversial Topics For the Year - Immigration and PoliticsThis year we will be looking at some of the top controversial topics of 2020. I think it is safe to say that the topic of immigration has been a huge focus for all Americans and it is also expected to continue to be so. With the 'sense' of the recent election and the upcoming presidency of Trump we are still expecting to see a lot of controversy on this topic.
But as it happens, some other hot topic for the year could well be politics. Politics and leadership have been a hot topic as well. Most politicians in both parties have made big promises and political actions over the past few years. With both major party candidates having controversial issues about race relations and crime we are likely to see a lot of the hot topics remain in the news.
So how do we categorize these two topics in terms of the controversy that they generate? In general, it is safe to say that immigration and politics are the two most controversial topics in the country. Then as we go through the next three topics, we can also start to see those two as two more, and then eventually in some ways as three other.
First let's look at immigration and political issues. In my opinion, the two main political issues in the United States this year have been on the Republican side and the Democratic side. The biggest battles have centered around whether or not President Obama should be able to put the 'dreamers' into the United States or not.
Both candidates appear to be moving towards the correct answer. Many illegal immigrants have come here and worked hard to become citizens of this country. Many have families and want to continue to be with them here permanently.
On the Democratic side the Presidential campaign has been very focused on immigration and illegal immigration in general. While the Democratic candidates in the past have stated they will deport everyone in the country illegally, they appear to have recently shifted their stance. When it comes to the illegal immigrant population, they are now saying they are going to continue to let people stay.
The Republicans appear to be trying to move away from that line of questioning and question 'do you plan to deport all illegal immigrants in the country today?' in some ways they may be moving to the right side of that question. To me, it looks like the battle lines are now drawn.
And on the other side of that great divide we have President Trump, who seems to be calling the shots. He is now pushing legislation to crack down on illegal immigration. His actions and rhetoric have only worked to strengthen his position, as more illegal immigrants appear to have more in common with him than they would any other person.