For the last few weeks, we have been reporting on Donald Trump, who found himself the target of liberal backlash after he criticized the U.S.’s relationship with Mexico during his campaign announcement.
While many didn’t take Trump seriously as a presidential candidate at the beginning, that all changed last week when polls revealed that Trump is currently the frontrunner in the race for the GOP nomination.
Trump first rose to fame in this race by talking about immigration, and now he’s come full circle with a new five point plan to stop illegals from coming into this country. The business mogul recently cited his 2011 book Time to Get Tough: Making America #1 Again in which he laid out a very clear plan for ending illegal immigration.
According to Conservative Tribune, step one of Trump’s plan is to build a border fence. Trump wrote that he was “impressed with the success of the double- and triple-layered fence in places like Yuma, Arizona,” and with 75 foot “no-mans-land” areas where border patrol can operate. Trump added that he would “hire another 25,000 border patrol agents and give them the aerial equipment they need, such as Predator drones, to provide real-time aerial reconnaissance information to agents guarding the border wall.”
The second part of Trump’s plan involves enforcing immigration law. While this sounds like it should be simple, Obama’s “prosecutorial discretion” shows that it’s something the government has no interest in doing.
“This wholesale abdication of a president’s constitutional duties is as shocking as it is foolish,” Trump wrote of Obama not enforcing immigration law. “It’s political pandering of the worst kind.”
Third, Trump would put an end to cozy detention centers.
“The third thing we need to do is overturn Obama’s insane new ICE recommendations for illegal immigrant detention facilities,” Trump wrote. “That’s right, your government now requires resort-like accommodations – paid for by you, the American taxpayer – to reward the flood of people entering our country illegally. Obama has turned America into a laughingstock.”
The fourth step of Trump’s plan would be opposing the DREAM Act, which often makes it so that illegals can pay less money for college tuition than out-of-state American students. He would also make sure there are no more tuition breaks.
The final step of Trump’s plan involves putting an end to “anchor baby” policies that allow children to get citizenship just for being born in the U.S., regardless of where their parents are from.
“The only other major country in the world that issues citizenship based on where one’s mother delivers her child is Canada,” Trump wrote. “The rest of the world bases citizenship on who the kid’s parents are, which is of course the only sane standard.”
“The root cause of all the welfare payments to illegal aliens is the so-called ‘anchor baby’ phenomenon,” Trump continued.
“The root cause of all the welfare payments to illegal aliens is the so-called ‘anchor baby’ phenomenon,” Trump added. “If a pregnant American mother is traveling to Egypt on business and goes into delivery, do we instantly declare her child an Egyptian? Of course not.”
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