Donald Trump, the next United States President, will undoubtedly have an impact on immigration. He is set to be sworn into office on January 20, 2017. No one is sure as to what path the new president will take in regards to legal immigration.
Trump, like presidents before him, cannot change the law. A change in law requires the approval of Congress and this requires a volley of negotiating and takes time. Immigration law can only be changed by an act of Congress, however the president can also make the process more difficult through executive order.