Sunday, August 16, 2015

Trump's Immigration Policy Paper

Photo by Gage Skidmore

Today, presidential hopeful Donald Trump released a policy paper on immigration.

He starts with three "core principles":

1. A nation without borders is not a nation. There must be a wall across the southern border.
2. A nation without laws is not a nation. Laws passed in accordance with our Constitutional system of government must be enforced.
3. A nation that does not serve its own citizens is not a nation. Any immigration plan must improve jobs, wages and security for all Americans.

Those may be his core principles but they are not his only ideas. Trump would like to:

  • Make Mexico pay for a wall along our Southern border
  • Triple the number of ICE officers
  • Have nationwide e-verify
  • Return all criminal aliens, without exception
  • Make it a crime to commit a crime while in the U.S. without authorization
  • Detain, not return, unauthorized aliens
  • Defund sanctuary cities
  • Enhance penalties for visa overstays
  • Increase ICE's working with local drug and gang task forces
  • End birthright citizenship
  • Increase the prevailing wage for H1Bs
  • Require Americans to be hired before H1Bs
  • End welfare abuse
  • Terminate J1 visa jobs for foreign youth
  • Save money from "expensive" refugee programs and put them toward American children
  • Take an immigration "pause"

That's a lot to digest on a Sunday morning!


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