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By Greg Gaff
In a speech yesterday in Arizona, following a one-on-one meeting with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump outlined in detail his immigration plan. If anyone doubted Trump’s commitment to taking an aggressive approach on immigration, those doubts should be put to rest.
Donald Trump in Mexico City, Mexico, August 31, 2016. REUTERS/Henry Romero.
The ten-point plan will appeal to many Americans across the political spectrum and likely have more appeal to immigrants recently awarded citizenship, as they tend to get hit hardest by the availability of illegal labor. The ten-point plan includes the following elements:
- Build a physical wall along the southern border;
- End the catch-and-release program;
- Institute zero tolerance for criminal aliens;
- Block funding for sanctuary cities;
- Cancel unconstitutional Executive Orders and enforce all immigration laws;
- Suspend the issuance of visas to countries where adequate screening can’t occur;
- Ensure that other countries take their people back when we order them deported (i.e., negotiate readmission accords);
- Complete the biometric entry-exit visa tracking system;
- Turn off the jobs and benefits magnet available to illegal immigrants; and
- Reform legal immigration to serve the best interests of America and its workers.
I proposed many of these ideas in my policy work and my book, Homeland Security and Federalism: Protecting America from Outside the Beltway, so it is refreshing to see a top candidate embrace such common sense reforms.
In a criticism at politicians on both sides of the aisle, Trump stated, “When politicians talk about immigration reform, they usually mean the following: amnesty, open borders, and lower wages. Immigration reform should mean something else entirely: it should mean improvements to our laws and policies to make life better for American citizens.” He restated his belief made in Mexico that “it is our right as a sovereign nation to choose immigrants that we think are the likeliest to …read more
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