When politicians talk about immigration reform they mean amnesty, cheap labor and open borders. Donald Trump said that stops when he becomes President.
These are the three core principles of Donald J. Trump’s immigration plan:
- A nation without borders is not a nation. There must be a wall across the southern border.
- A nation without laws is not a nation. Laws passed in accordance with our Constitutional system of government must be enforced.
- 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.
Donald Trump said real immigration reform puts the needs of working people first – not wealthy globetrotting donors. We are the only country in the world whose immigration system puts the needs of other nations ahead of our own. That must change. Here are the three core principles of real immigration reform:
Among the bullet points that can be drawn out on first perusal of the immigration-reform scheme:
- Trump wants a wall constructed along the U.S.’s southern border. (“The Mexican government has taken the United States to the cleaners. They are responsible for this problem, and they must help pay to clean it up.”)
- As president, Trump would triple the number of Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers.
- If Mexico cannot be made to pay outright for this secured border, a Trump administration would seek to impound remittances and increase visa fees for Mexican corrporate executives and diplomats.
- Trump would end “birthright citizenship.”
- A Trump administration would raise the prevailing wage paid to holders of H-1B visas.
- As president, Trump would put in place a nationwide a nationwide online worker-eligibility — a.k.a., e-verify — program.
- American workers would be given top priority under Trump’s plan, which states that nearly 40% of black teenagers are unemployed today, while nearly 30% of Hispanic teenagers are unemployed. (“The influx of foreign workers holds down salaries, keeps unemployment high, and makes it difficult for poor and working class Americans — including immigrants themselves and their children — to earn a middle class wage.”)
- Mandatory return of all criminal aliens. The Obama Administration has released 76,000 aliens from its custody with criminal convictions since 2013 alone. All criminal aliens must be returned to their home countries, a process which can be aided by canceling any visas to foreign countries which will not accept their own criminals, and making it a separate and additional crime to commit an offense while here illegally.
- Detention—not catch-and-release. Illegal aliens apprehended crossing the border must be detained until they are sent home, no more catch-and-release.
- Defund sanctuary cities. Cut-off federal grants to any city which refuses to cooperate with federal law enforcement.