On Sunday, PolitiStick reported on the release of Donald Trump’s immigration platform. Answering the charge that he had not clearly articulated his policy platforms, Trump, the 2016 Republican frontrunner, released his platform on illegal immigration that outflanks many on the right by being more proactive than most.
Trump’s platform is, essentially, to attempt to turn-back-the-clock on illegal immigration and do what leaders should have done 10, 20, 30 years ago by making it difficult for illegals to remain in the country.
Further, Trump called for a reversal of posturing with Mexico, a nation who supports and encourages illegal immigration into the U.S., by erecting a wall on the Southern border and making Mexico bear the costs of the wall to help offset the costs furnished by taxpayers who have dealt with the economic consequences of illegal immigration here in America.
Trump also outlined a plan to end birthright citizenship for the children of illegals.
Not only did many applaud Trump’s platform, but fiery conservative commentator Ann Coulter called the platform the “greatest political document since the Magna Carta.”
The greatest political document since the Magna Carta – http://t.co/l7nq8gN7i5
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) August 16, 2015
When politicians talk about “immigration reform” they mean: amnesty, cheap labor and open borders. The Schumer-Rubio immigration bill was nothing more than a giveaway to the corporate patrons who run both parties.
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:
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.
Trump also outlines the ways in which Mexico exploits America’s weakness and helps promote illegal immigration- a crime that saddles taxpayers with an increasing cost each and every year.
To help remedy that, Trump announced that he intends to make Mexico pay for the wall that must be erected to help deter illegal immigration:
The cost of building a permanent border wall pales mightily in comparison to what American taxpayers spend every single year on dealing with the fallout of illegal immigration on their communities, schools and unemployment offices.
Mexico must pay for the wall and, until they do, the United States will, among other things: impound all remittance payments derived from illegal wages; increase fees on all temporary visas issued to Mexican CEOs and diplomats (and if necessary cancel them); increase fees on all border crossing cards – of which we issue about 1 million to Mexican nationals each year (a major source of visa overstays); increase fees on all NAFTA worker visas from Mexico (another major source of overstays); and increase fees at ports of entry to the United States from Mexico [Tariffs and foreign aid cuts are also options]. We will not be taken advantage of anymore.
Trump’s candor is refreshing and more important than his rhetoric is the fact that he appears to have the guts to go against the grain and make things happen.
Coulter may be exaggerating in her praise, but the fact is that, perhaps, nothing is so important to the survival of America as dealing with the threat posed by illegal immigration. If we are to have prosperous American nation in the coming decades and centuries, we must deal with illegal immigration now and we must do so with a zeal not commonly found in the standard offerings of the Republican establishment.