PROPOSALS DRAW “LINE IN THE SAND” ON ISSUE
|| By FITSNEWS || Billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump doesn’t just want to build a wall on America’s border with Mexico … he wants to make Mexico pay for it.
“The Mexican government has taken the United States to the cleaners,” he said. “They are responsible for this problem, and they must help pay to clean it up.”
How’s that for keeping an eye on the the bottom line?
And that’s just the beginning of Trump’s bid to fundamentally redefine an issue he has single-handedly brought to the forefront of the 2016 presidential debate.
“When politicians talk about ‘immigration reform’ they mean: amnesty, cheap labor and open borders,” Trump said.
“The Donald?” He’s got other ideas … and lots of them.
In addition to a wall subsidized by Mexico, Trump wants to deport all undocumented immigrants, rescind U.S. president Barack Obama‘s executive amnesty program, triple the number of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents in America and revert to the tariff system that existed prior to the passage of the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
Furthermore he would end the practice of granting U.S. citizenship to the children of illegal immigrants. “Sanctuary Cities” would also be defunded and green cards to foreign workers would be suspended.
Trump would also require immigrants to prove they won’t be a drain on their new country.
“Applicants for entry to the United States should be required to certify that they can pay for their own housing, healthcare and other needs before coming to the U.S.,” he said.
Trump’s far-ranging immigration proposals – released on Sunday – aren’t just comprehensive, they represent a sweeping repudiation of the “bipartisan” approach to the issue that’s been en vogue in Washington, D.C. for decades.
“Real immigration reform puts the needs of working people first – not wealthy globetrotting donors,” Trump said. “We are the only country in the world whose immigration system puts the needs of other nations ahead of our own.”
As we noted last month, Trump has turned what was supposed to be a politically correct “Republican” outreach to Latino voters into a blunt, politically incorrect rebuke of the broad, bipartisan failure to secure the nation’s border. He’s also feeding off the frustration arising from the GOP’s latest ideological betrayal on this issue.
This website has never breathed fire on the immigration issue, but we’ve consistently called for government to appropriate more resources to border security.
“Why not stop subsidizing millions of things government shouldn’t be doing and start spending tax dollars on one of the handful of things it should do?” we wrote last summer.
Trump’s plan obviously does that … and pays for itself, too.
Beyond border security, Trump said his proposals are built on the need to enforce existing laws and to “improve jobs, wages and security” for all Americans.
Hard to argue with either of those points …
In fact we don’t see any universe in which Trump’s “line in the sand” on immigration reform doesn’t further bolster his already front-running GOP candidacy, and force his would-be rivals to toe that line … or risk being identified with the failed D.C. status quo.
Speaking of the status quo, it will be interesting to see how it responds to Trump’s immigration agenda – seeing as its initial effort to take him out has failed miserably.
The FITSNews type libertarians, who are liberals at heart, played warm to Trump when they thought he was hurting the GOP, and helping Hillary.
But if Trump keeps listening to (and taking action for) the American People, watch how quickly some of the moderates, who feigned affection, rip up Trump.
If you are getting scared, you should be. He may not make it to the nomination, but I bet it scares the hell out of you, that he is opening the door for the GOP to turn back every bit of the damage Obama has done to us.
And if the Republicans follow Trump’s lead, no Democrat will have even a slim chance.
If you liberals and self-called libertarians are not scared, you should be.
I’m shaking! Back to your hole moron.
Just remember, Trump is the ONLY candidate who will do the stuff he is talking about. The clown car of losers on the stage with him in the debates might try hitching their wagon to Trump’s train, but not one of them will make even a feeble attempt to do what Trump speaks of doing. If the voters screw the pooch and put any of these posers in the running other than the real thing (Trump) you will at very best get “Hillary Lite”.
Donald Trump = The USA version of Mussolini.
*******And we all know how that turned out………********
Nice modification of Godwin’s Law.
Your part of the sentence that “Trump SPEAKS of doing” is spot on. Talk and smoke and mirrors is all that blowhard is about.
Simply put, Trump ain’t nothing but a loud-mouthed blow hard Yankee who dodged the draft and got his start from his daddy’s money. Self-made man my hillbilly ass
To zealots like yourself an Americanized clone of Mussolini is a dream come true
And it appears to me that conservatives (and the Tea Party in particular) are masters of applying Godwin’s Law to “Obammer”
I wish I had a dollar for every time I’ve seen a picture of a poster displayed at some rally referring to “Obammer” as some sort of Nazi – let alone all the bullshit on right wingnut talk radio and Fox News. Besides that Mussolini was a fascist NOT a Nazi and from what I’ve read had no real love for Hitler.
All I’m saying is that is see numerous similarities between Trump and Mussolini (especially facial expressions and body language) and vague promises to make Italy (in Mussolini’s case) or America (in Trump’s case) “great again”. Both talked shit without actually backing it up. Mussolini was a decorated WWI veteran and was actually wounded in combat unlike that coward Trump who can’t even get his story straight about which foot he had a problem with in order to get a deferment.
But then again, simple minded gullible people who are desperate for a change always fall for that shit and America is no different.
Fuck, when was the last time America was NOT great???
You are one deeply dumb woman. Trump is leading the GOP to one of the biggest losses ever.
Thank you Mr. Democrat. Listening to people like you have caused us great harm. We are pleased to go our own way.
BTW, hate women much?
Not women…just dumb people.
Why comment under a different name, ma’am?
Middle finger salute!
Damn skippy, Donald Trump. That platform will get you elected.
I like everything he is saying. The do nothing idiots in Congress had better wake up! I’m tired of Americans paying for all of this S, being murdered and victimized by the illegals and our own Government.
But Trump is prime meat for the status quo of the GOP, DEM, and Corporate America. They are going to be after him like stink on crap. I hope he can withstand their attacks.
But I am with him all the way. He is saying what Americans are thinking.
I’M sick and tired of the ruling class (professional politicians, and political dynasties)! NO more Bushs, no more Damn Clintons, no more Wilsons, no more Peelers, no more Ravenels, no more Dennis, or any of their relatives, NO MORE!
Fiorina, Trump, or Carson for 1-2 terms and then they need to be out. Give no one more than 2-3 terms!
Donald Trump = The USA version of Mussolini………………….
And we all know how that ended…..
With the exception of the 10% of politically connected or sensitive people that vote establishment, 75% of Americans will agree with Trump.
The immigration policies of the last 30 years have placed black Americans in the worst position since the 50’s. It has placed women further down the totem pole and has taken skilled jobs that once paid high salaries and turned them into low wage jobs for new immigrants.
Trump has hit pay dirt and he will do very well.
Well said, especially the 2nd paragraph.
Start worrking with google693.2_usd_1day …
” has taken skilled jobs that once paid high salaries and turned them into low wage jobs”
How is that possible?
They work for less.
It ain’t that complicated.
“It ain’t that complicated.”
Yes, to you it appears uncomplicated.
To me, I wonder how a “skilled job” becomes a low wage job.
The laws of supply and demand seem to say that if you truly had a unique skill that you would make corresponding money doing it.
In other words champ, you can’t have you cake and eat it too. You can’t claim that a job is a “skilled job” if you can import all sorts of people from third world countries to do it.
If someone with all the advantage and opportunity in this country can’t attain a skill level higher than those in third world countries with far less opportunity, maybe the problem is the native, not the immigrant.
Brick masons, roofers, plumbers, landscaping, framers, etc., all skilled jobs. It is NOT rocket science! What’s wrong cannot see the forest for the trees?
many Americans use to do these jobs and now, the illegals are willing to do them for less and hope they don’t get caught!
“Brick masons, roofers, plumbers, landscaping, framers, etc., all skilled jobs.”
Not so skilled that immigrants who can’t read or write can’t do them.
Yes…many immigrants can’t read or write (English, anyway). That makes them cheaper to hire and provides for hirgher margins for the company that manages them.
Real wages have gone down. Workplace participation is at an all time low. If you can’t see that and the affect on wages you are looking.
“Real wages have gone down. Workplace participation is at an all time low. If you can’t see that and the affect on wages you are looking.”
I can see it, I just think it’s laughable to blame what represent far less than 10% of the US population on it.
The reason for all of this is 40+ years of bad fiscal policy, no Je’sus mowing your lawn, Rosa scrubbing Myrtle Beach hotel toilets, or Juan putting up drywall.
Especially in the context of their relatively small numbers. They are easy to blame because they are illegal and even if they could speak english they wouldn’t dare or be booted out.
Many blacks did the jobs you mention; until wages dropped because of illegals.
3.5% of the population isn’t doing the damage you/Trump think it is:
See term, “Mexican Drywall,” and what was done to the building trades for homes by an influx of undocumented workers.
Meat packer used to be a very well paying industry in the Carolinas until it became overrun with undocumented workers.
“Meat packer used to be a very well paying industry in the Carolinas until it became overrun with undocumented workers.”
See my response to “Expert Witness”.
Let’s see, take a ‘skilled job’, move it to India, and pay .25 to do it?
Exactly, you (and the others) are all making my point.
The demise of most of those “high skilled jobs that once paid high salaries” AIN’T due to illegals swarming across the Mexican border………….
It is due to Asians who are legally entering the country and easily meet all the qualifications fight DAMN NOW that Trump is proposing that are taking the “high skilled jobs that once paid high salaries”
That and corporations are quickly going to contract positions for high skilled jobs in the IT and similar sectors that is putting the kibosh on making a better salary.
If you take time to look at the picture you will notice there already is a fence behind that loud-mouthed blowhard
Well, let them eat cake.
Sic: How much did The Donald pay for this story?
Clarity of thought and a vision dissimilar to yours is all he needed.
Trump is on the money with this and the voters are impressed.
Go home, government worker. Go home. Your time as the establishment is over!
Trump is going nowhere. If by some quirk of fate he wins the GOP nomination, what will happen to him would make Goldwater’s 1964 campaign look like a landslide victory.
We are so pleased that you, with your crystal ball, are here to tell us what will happen in the future. It is especially fortunate for us to have a fat assed big government type as our fortune teller as there is certainly no bias there.
Don’t need a crystal ball. Just some common sense. Nominate him and see 1964 revisited.
Yeah more taxes for you sucka!
About tree fiddy.
Kiss the Latino vote goodbye GOP. What about illegal immigration from Asia and the Canadian border? Eastern Europeans? Africans? Why not build a wall around the entire country? Who will replace all of these vital workers? This is such a moronic bunch of unrealistic nonsense. That fact that grown adults think any of this is workable is very disappointing.
There are more important voter groups than the Hispanics. Native born Americans that have been turned off by government should turn out and reclaim their birthright.There are zillions of them and they are becoming motivated!
I think they will vote this time. So you take your big government pension and sit on it. Those of us that work for a living think you and yours have sold us down the road.
It’s that thinking that will hand the White House to the Democrats…again and again and again.
You realize Hispanics are the fastest growing voter block in the country? General elections require national appeal. He just lost most of the western states. That’s why Jeb or Rubio will end up getting all the establishment support, as things stand today. Still a long way to go….
Key word: “growing”. They aren’t the majority, yet. If they are here because they were born here to “legal” parents, I don’t care. To continue to pave tbe way for a Hispanic majority, based on illegal immigrants and births to them is folly of the highest order.
Once again…national appeal. SC might have a small Hispanic population, but many states have large and growing Hispanic populations. You are also assuming all white voters aren’t sympathetic to immigrants. We are all the descendants of immigrants after all. In any case, Trump has done damage to the GOP, but it can be fixed. There’s time and enough people don’t want another Clinton. Unfortunately, Jeb has that nasty four-letter word attached to him. Otherwise he would probably have an easy time winning.
We are descendants of LEGAL immigrants. key word LEGAL!
These are ILLEGAL and sucking off the American Taxpayer!! Committing horrible crimes, lowering our schools, driving up medical costs, etc., etc.
You dumbass Dems are willing to sell out this country and future generations for votes and to get elected, to keep your power and influence.
Frank is just repeating the media talking points.
if legal Americans voted in a higher percentage then Americans would decide our fate. The GOP must bring back the Christian right (7 million stayed home in 2028), the redneck vote, the middle-class vote, etc.
I like America as a melting pot but we need regulation and control. The present system is nuts.
Thanks Corruption! My thoughts exactly. But, the feckless Dumbacraps are willing to send the Country into the toilet for their votes. I will never vote Dem. EVER! They have been a disaster. The Repugnants are not much better!
Rubio is an Anchor Baby. Parents came to this country on temporary visas, and stayed. Rubio was born here. With Rubio and Cruz running we could very well end up with and immigrant President.
Rubio’s parents were permanent resident aliens, Green Card Holders, when Marco was born. The Permanent Resident Alien status is the last status before citizenship. Cuban immigrants have special standing in the United States since the imposition of communism by Fidel Castro.
Your claim of temporary visas appears to lack a basis in fact.
“You realize Hispanics are the fastest growing voter block in the country?”
And sending the Country STRAIGHT to HELL!!
It’s only unrealistic if you don’t try. Right now, Trump aplears to be the only one in decades with the brains and balls to at least try. Since our largest, and certainly most visible, problem seems to be coming from Mexico or venues south of it, it only makes sense to shore up that border first.
You’re Native American? What tribe?
A very small (but proud) percentage of Cherokee, the non-compliant branch that did not partake of the government’s Trail Of Tears.
I have Cherokee blood too and proud of it!
Non citizens cannot vote. So, if he is kissing the illegal immigrant vote goodbye then he shouldn’t be missing any votes….that it unless some of them are actually voting, which would be a felony and allow them to be deported with no chance of ever becoming a citizen under current law.
Legal Latin immigrants do not like illegal Latin immigrants, for they all seem to get lumped together with the poor behavior of the illegal ones. People also assume that they are low skilled, semi-literate and treat them as such until proven otherwise.
As to who will replace these vital workers? Have you observed the labor participation rate, which is the lowest since Jimmy Carter held office. There is where you will find workers, in the ones who are not participating today and who have rolled off the unemployment rolls
Never thought I’d see a candidate that talks just like GrandTango.
GT is now the voice of the GOP.
Thank you very much.
He seems to have at least the framework plan together for what he would do about illegal immigration, and this has two side effects for the short term. He is helping in keeping Hillary off the front page at the MSM. I checked the three major network’s websites today and CNN. No stories about the “woes” of Hillary. Like they are anxious to print anything negative about her on a slow day.
The other thing he is doing is throwing down the gauntlet to the other Republicans candidates to say something substantial about illegal immigration. Some of these Republican candidates in the past have been paying lip service to this problem along with the perfunctory **wink** **wink**.
I still don’t think Trump will be the Republican nominee, but thank God he is stirring the pot in both parties and maybe this issue of illegal immigration will be at the forefront in November of 2016..
If he isn’t the nominee, it is all for naught. None of these timid eunuchs in the running on the Republican (goes without saying, or Democrat) stage will lift one finger to do anything about the immigration problem.
Maybe, if the movement catches hold, it will be an issue that sustains itself, regardless of who is nominated. You are right one one count, I don’t see everyone of those Republican candidates having the fervor that Trump has, but, who knows for sure how this issue will evolve..
It might become a “sustained issue” in the campaign but mark my words, it will not be tackled as a serious issue once the new President is chosen unless that President is Trump. “That wouldn’t be prudent”, to paraphrase one of our fairly recent eunuch past Presidents.
absolutely correct X100
Hitler had the Jews, Trump has the Mexicans.
And you have diarrhea of the brain.
Please be quite until you have something positive and informative to say.
That was informative, you just couldn’t understand it.
No, I wouldn’t call it informative. Not unless you believe that simply re-affirming Godwin’s Law as being valid is somehow “informative”.
It is if you don’t see the similarities, like yourself.
The original comment was just hateful gibberish.
Nope, it’s true. The people of Weimar Germany had a hollowed out economy due to reparations and were looking for someone/something to blame. The US has a hollowed out economy due to bad fiscal policy and want to blame illegals, who are a very small % of the problem in total.
You can’t blame 44 years of deficit spending on illegals taking advantage of a huge welfare state and expect to be taken seriously by thinking people. Sure, you’ll get the masses all whipped up like Hitler, & you might even win an election- but you won’t solve the fiscal problem by spending huge amounts of time on illegals when the constitute a very small % of the problem.
If my comment was truly “gibberish” as you claim, no one would bother responding.
Instead, you all know deep down it’s true.
No, you are simply affirming Godwin’s Law.
Don’t be ignorant, it doesn’t suit you. It’s more than “Godwin’s Law” and you know it, or you wouldn’t be crying about it so much.
No.Hitler has the Democrat Party and Planned Parenthood.
And now America has its version of Mussolini………..
*****And we all know how that turned out for Mussolini……….*****
Trump wearing that stupid hat is actually very effective in terms of appealing to the masses. He hides his goofy hair and send a simple message.
It really is brilliant.
For those who say ‘Oh, well Trump will never talk policies.’ Here’s exhibit A.
The Donald just may be our new president. This illegal immigration reform doesn’t seem like a bad idea. But, I want to hear economic policies.
On the front: Make America Great Again
On the back: Hencho en Mexico
Or inside the cap: “Made in (insert India,Indonesia,Thailand,Pakistan, etc. here)”
******That’s what I’ve been posting for over two weeks now!!!****
Great minds think alike!!!
Mexico ain’t gonna pay for shit.
Sure they will or we just have to make it our 51st state (for Obama voters 58th).
Well that would be a way to add about 60 million new Hispanic voters to the rolls? And the southern border of Mexico is a lot smaller than the Southern border of the US, so we could spend a lot less on a border fence. We could also spend a lot less on immigration enforcement, since Mexicans could move freely within the borders of their new country. A surprising position from a redneck racist.
I’ve been advocating the annexation of Mexico for exactly those reasons for years.
Additionally, we’ve been importing Mexican oil for years and it has some of the finest beaches in the world!!!
Not a allowed to vote and NO federal taxpayer dollars.
If you make Mexico a state you dumbass Mexican citizens become US citizens and they get to vote.
Now I understand your position, you are so stupid you don’t know what making Mexico the 51st state means.
How long will it take for Jesse and Al to say that any modifications to the 14th amendment on birthright citizenship are designed to place American blacks “…back in chains..,” to use a Biden expression?
Jesse,Al and the rest of the race hustlers that hijacked the civil rights movement have destroyed the black community.
They have been in social,financial and educational ‘chains’ since the Civil Right Act was signed by LBJ. That was the plan by the Democrat Parry-keep em dumb and poor….give em hand outs and they will vote for us for 100 years.
Every single candidate was talking about immigration before Trump arrived on the scene. Every one of them has a plan (some are better than others) to address it. None of them are as idiotic, unrealistic, or designed to appeal to our ugliest angels as is Trump’s. No one, and I mean no one, believes that deporting 11+ million people is either feasible or smart. No one believes that Mexico is going to pay a penny towards building a wall. I guess this is what we should expect from a candidate who says he develops his foreign policy ideas from watching the Sunday news shows. He’s a bad joke.
Obama says he gets his his news on world affairs and scandals (IRS,Bengazi etc..) from the newspapers. Like Sgt.Shultz he “knows nothing” until the Sunday paper arrives.
What a fool you are.
So President Obama is the standard by which you judge Trump? Ok.
Yeah, I’d like to see Mexico pony up for a wall
BTW: I helped put up the section down near Naco Arizona back in 2009 as part of my two week active duty so I know a thing or two about putting up a wall on a border.
That fucking Trump is so full of bullshit……………..
But people are lapping it up just like the Italians who were so desperate to make “Italy great again” (just like in the Roman times).
Maybe it’s time for USA version of Mussolini and that puke Trump fits the bill better than anyone else.
Where is my buddy Rocky? I sure hope he and his NON citizen mother in-law aren’t already fleeing the country before mass deportation is implemented.I like Rocky and would declare my motor home a ‘sanctuary city’ before I let that happen! :)
Nope, we’re here. Since we’re all legal, and I was born in the country, and my wife took the oath of citizenship in 2004, given I might add, by a Cuban judge, and our kids are born here and American citizens, and my mother-in-law has a valid, active Green Card – we’re not going anywhere. And neigther, by the way, is Trump come March. Thanks for the White House buddy, we’ll enjoy it another four years.
Trump has trumped the elite conservatives. They are now in the corner, time to go in for the kill.
So let’s recap. The Trumpito plan is first, we kick out all the illegals (including DREAMERS and any native born children who are American citizens.) Then we’re going to build a big wall, paid for by Mexico. Then we’re going to put in place a big tarriff on stuff like VW Jetta’s and car parts used by GM and BMW and others. Then after we “tax” ourselves to pay for the wall, we’re going to have a new system, so the people we kick out, can have an expedited method to re-enter. Yeah, that sounds like a big fat circle jerk.