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Monday, August 17, 2015

Immigration reform - à la Trump


Here are a few specifics (details) from the just released Trump plan –
·         Triple the number of ICE officers
·         Nationwide e-verify
·         Mandatory return of all criminal aliens
·         Detention—not catch-and-release
·         Defund sanctuary cities
·         Enhanced penalties for overstaying a visa
·         Cooperate with local gang task forces
·         End birthright citizenship
·         Increase prevailing wage for H-1Bs
·         Requirement to hire American workers first
·         End welfare abuse
·         Jobs program for inner city youth
·         Refugee program for American children
·         Immigration moderation
Read it in its entirety at:  https://www.donaldjtrump.com/positions/immigration-reform  The several paragraphs on controlling the border and getting Mexico to pay for it is alone worth your time.
Put together it is the most detailed plan we have ever seen, involving common sense and reality, from anyone seeking high office.
Compare it with the generalities and gibberish offered by Mrs. Clinton – here is a snippet: 
“The American people support comprehensive immigration reform—not just because it is the right thing to do, but because it strengthens families, our economy, and our country. Congress must pass comprehensive immigration reform that provides a path to citizenship, treats every person with dignity, upholds the rule of law, protects our borders and national security, and brings millions of hardworking people into the formal economy.”

 

 

1 comment:

NDDillon said...

Typical politician

· Triple the number of ICE officers – credit to Trump for an actual proposal.

· Nationwide e-verify – great idea. In fact, it is such a great idea that it has been in place since 2011.

· Mandatory return of all criminal aliens – If this refers to felons, it is currently in place. If it is a reference to all crimes, cost – benefit comes into play.

· Detention—not catch-and-release – This will create huge costs with no equivalent corresponding value. Where are we going to build all of these jails? From where will we get the funding?

· Defund sanctuary cities - Great for the public, but unrealistic. No federal dollars to San Francisco. Sure.

· Enhanced penalties for overstaying a visa – if the people are being detained and sent back, how do you collect this penalty? See the detention idea above.

· Cooperate with local gang task forces – Already in place.

· End birthright citizenship – Nice sound bite. You do realize it is not easy to amend the Constitution.

· Increase prevailing wage for H-1Bs – Prevailing wage is an odd concept favored by unions. I do not know why the market does not determine value.

· Requirement to hire American workers first – Great sound bite, but meaningless. Does this mean hire Americans before illegal aliens? Brilliant idea. I assume employers would prefer to hire people with actual SS#'s if they could. Do we hire Americans before the holders of H-1B’s who are getting increased prevailing wages?

· End welfare abuse – Great sound bite. Did it occur to you that this is not a new idea?
· Jobs program for inner city youth – Great sound bite. Did it occur to you that this is not a new idea? At least if it is implemented, you will have something else to complain about in terms of waste and inefficiency.

· Refugee program for American children – What does this even mean?

· Immigration moderation – What does this even mean?

Let’s all pretend The Donald is not a typical politician and then we pretend these are specific and realistic ideas.