Donald Trump’s Five Point plan on Immigration Reform.
Please remember, he is talking about ILLEGAL immigrants.
Trump’s 2011 book contained a chapter on immigration reform, replete with a policy blueprint he titled, “The 5-Point Trump Plan.” The full chapter was titled “It’s called illegal immigration for a reason.”
Here is a WND summary of those five points:
1) Build a fence, deploy 25,000 additional border agents, utilize Predator drones
Trump declared himself unimpressed “with the mediocre success rates of the current crop of virtual fences that have been developed and tested.” The reality television star is, however, “impressed with the success of the double- and triple-layered fence in places like Yuma, Arizona.” He called for a serious, layered fence or a wall separated by a 75-yard “no man’s lands” for border agents to operate. Trump additionally called for Congress and the president to “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. ”He has since updated his border plan, adding that Mexico should pay for the construction of the new barrier.
2) Enforce immigration law
Trump decried Obama’s moratorium at the time on the deportation of illegal immigrants and the new policy of prosecutorial discretion, calling instead for the president to enforce existing immigration law. ”This wholesale abdication of a president’s constitutional duties is as shocking as it is foolish,” he wrote of Obama’s actions. “It’s political pandering of the worst kind.”
3) No more cozy detention centers
“The third thing we need to do is overturn Obama’s insane new ICE recommendations for illegal immigrant detention facilities,” he 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.”
4) Oppose “DREAM Act”
In his book, Trump said he opposes the so-called DREAM Act and he lambasted sections which grant in-state tuition benefits at public colleges and universities, resulting in a situation where illegals may pay less that out of state U.S. citizens. He did not offer any suggestions in the book about deporting illegal aliens. However, he has since advocated the deportation of illegal aliens, while allowing some back into the country through an expedited process. On CNN New Day’s with Dana Bash, Trump stated, “I would get people out and I would have an expedited way of getting them back into the country so that they can be legal,” adding the “bad dudes,” such as criminal illegals, would not be allowed in. Asked about the so-called DREAMers, Trump stated, “On a humanitarian basis, you have a lot of deep thought going into this, believe me.
“I actually have a big heart, a lot of people don’t understand that. The DREAMers, it’s a tough situation. One of the things is we’re going to expedite – when someone’s terrific, we want them back here. But they have to be legal.”
When Bash pressed whether the DREAMers should be deported, Trump elaborated, “They’re with their parents, it depends. Look, it sounds cold. It sounds hard. We have a country. Our country is going to hell. We have to have a system where people are legally in our country.”
5) No future tuition benefits
He further said America’s next president must veto any legislative action “foolish enough” to grant tuition breaks to illegal aliens.
Slams Republicans and Democrats in immigration
Trump had harsh words for not only Democrats but “too many Republicans in Washington” who, he charged, “turn a blind eye to illegal immigration because some of their business supporters want artificially cheap labor.”
Liberal Democrats, meanwhile, “look on illegal immigrants as another potential Democrat voting bloc eager for their big government agenda of welfare handouts, class warfare, and ‘affirmative action.’” Trump charged.
“What do taxpayers get?” he asked. “They get the shaft.”
Echoing controversial statements he made about illegal immigrants when he announced his run for president, Trump first wrote in his book four years earlier that “I actually have a theory that Mexico is sending their absolute worst, possibly including prisoners, in order for us to bear the cost, both financial and social. This would account for the fact that there is so much crime and violence.”
Trump had stated during his presidential run announcement: “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”
In “Time to Get Tough,” Trump backs up his contentions on criminal illegals with cold facts, including statistics on U.S. gangs and a 2011 Government Accountability Office report that 351,000 criminal aliens were being housed in America’s prisons.
“We need a president who will get tough, enforce our laws, protect our people, and pull wages up,” he wrote.