Sunday, August 2, 2015

Center for Immigration Studies Not Impressed with Donald Trump's Immigration Policy Initiatives


David A. Fahrenthold of the Washington Post reports on various reactions to Donald Trump's policy initiatives.  As readers of this blog know, immigration -- and immigration enforcement, in particular -- is one area in which Trump has made waves in recent weeks.  Some might be surprised that the head of one of the leading organizations calling for reducing immigration is not too sure about whether Trump knows much about immigration policy.

As quoted in the Post story, “Trump is like your Uncle George at Thanksgiving dinner, saying he knows how to solve all the problems. It’s not that he’s always wrong. It’s just that he’s an auto mechanic, not a policy guy,” said Mark Krikorian of the Center for Immigration Studies. "Krikorian actually agrees with Trump that illegal immigration is a major problem. But he’s frustrated by Trump’s ideas to fix it — such as a suggestion to charge Mexico $100,000 for “every person they send over” across the U.S. border. `Charging them, how? For what?` Krikorian said. “It’s just Uncle George at Thanksgiving, kind of holding forth.”

Hat tip to Elizabeth Keyes for this story


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