President Trump’s first address to Congress of his presidency has elicited an enormous response from the media and the citizens of the United States. He provided a substantial defense of the chaos of his administration, saying that he wished to put an end to trivialities and instead focus on addressing the problems that plague ordinary Americans. Among the announcements of his speech were calls to Congress to assist him in his healthcare, tax code, and military overhauls, which were expected. However, there were new questions addressed on matters of immigration even in his pre-speech commentary to the press, where he suggested that full legal status and amnesty be granted to millions of undocumented immigrants so long as they have not committed serious legal crimes. Though this is surprising, these sudden changes are not uncharacteristic of Donald Trump.

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