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Will Donald Trump's New Immigration Policy Resonate With Voters

Donald Trump announced his new immigration policy, which would end birthright citizenship, build a wall, and triple the number of ICE officers. Will Trumps new plan resonate with voters?

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Will Donald Trump's New Immigration Policy Resonate With Voters  

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last 24 hours | nytimes
As Rivals Snipe, Trump Dodges Questions on Details of Immigration Plan - New York Times

"...The anti-politician ethos of Mr. Trump's candidacy has proved so popular so far, however, that Mr. Walker, for one, tried to tap into it on Sunday by criticizing Republican leaders in Congress for not replacing the Affordable Care Act. Heck, I'm angry at Washington, I'm angry at my own my own party leadership, who told us they were going to repeal Obamacare and we still don't see a bill on the desk of the president, said Mr. Walker, who laid out his own health care proposals last week.The benefits of being an outsider also accrued to another Republican candidate, Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon, whose strong poll numbers prompted this question on CNN's State of the Union : Would he serve as Mr. Trump's vice presidential candidate, or perhaps choose Mr. Trump as his running mate?..." see full article

1272 days ago | nationalreview
Donald Trump's Fantasy of Mass Deportation Is Political Poison for the GOP - National Review Online

"...Less frivolously, it is estimated by the conservative American Action Forum that mass deportation would take about 20 years and cost about $500 billion for all the police, judges, lawyers, and enforcement agents and bus drivers! needed to expel 11 million people. This would all be merely ridiculous if it weren't morally obscene. Forcibly evict 11 million people from their homes? It can't happen. It shouldn't happen. And, of course, it won't ever happen. But because it's the view of the Republican front-runner, every other candidate is now required to react. So instead of debating border security, guest-worker programs, and sanctuary cities where Republicans are on firm moral and political ground they are forced into a debate about a repulsive fantasy. ..." see full article

1273 days ago | powerlineblog
Trump's Immigration Folly? A Dissent [and a reply] - Power Line (blog)
"...Experience has taught me that it is rarely a good idea to disagree with Paul, but on the merits of Donald Trump's new set of immigration reforms, I do largely disagree. I wrote here that I think Trump's new immigration proposals are generally sensible, although they don't go far enough. More about that last point another time. For now, let's take Paul's criticisms in turn.Paul agrees that birthright citizenship is a mistake, but thinks our chances of ending it are slim to nonexistent. He could be right. But polls indicate that a huge majority of Americans want to get rid of the anchor baby rule, and we can infer from their dissent in the Hamdicase that at least two Supreme Court justices agree. Congress could pass a law defining citizenship in a manner that gives effect to the and subject to the jurisdiction thereof clause of the 14th Amendment. The law would be challenged on constitutional grounds and the case would make its way to the Supreme Court. That would give the court an opportunity to reconsider its poorly thought out decision that anyone born here, regardless of the circumstances, is required to be a citizen by the 14th Amendment. How likely is that strategy to succeed? I don't know, but I think it is worth a try...." see full article

1276 days ago | politico
Donald Trump sets new immigration litmus test - Politico

"...And that's distressingly bad news to conservatives who say the spectacle is setting up the party for a repeat of Mitt Romney's dismal showing among Latino voters in 2012. The division within the GOP over whether to provide immigrants here illegally with a pathway to citizenship has given way to a new litmus test on the right. It's a terrible idea. It's a politically insane idea. It can't be done. It's impossible to achieve, said Peter Wehner, senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and former official in the George W. Bush White House. So what's the point? It's symbolism and it's exactly the wrong kind of symbolism. If Republicans want to make this their symbol they'll pay a high price for it. ..." see full article

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1276 days ago | newyorker
A Serious Immigration Debate, Thanks to Donald Trump - The New Yorker

"...For a time, it seemed that Trump's campaign might be merely a spectacle, albeit a captivating one. But with the release of his plan, he seems to have started something even more engrossing: a substantive political debate. After offering qualified praise for Trump's proposal, the National Review editorial concluded on a note of skepticism: Immigration is too important to be left to The Donald. But perhaps the topic was too politically risky to be broached by anyone else...." see full article

1276 days ago | politico
Yes, Pander to Trump on Immigration

"...His immigration plan has occasioned the predictable horror that he might pull the Republican field to the right on immigration, or that the other candidates might pander to him. Both are outcomes to be wished for, rather than avoided.Amid the bar-stool bombast about deporting all illegal immigrants already here (a logistical, economic and humanitarian impossibility) and other characteristically Trumpian excesses is the core of a program that is more sensible than the comprehensive solution offered by the political establishment...." see full article

1276 days ago | realclearpolitics
Trump Flunks Immigration - RealClearPolitics

"...Trump comes closest to having a point in making this case, although the case -- that immigration harms the worst-off citizens -- does not justify the remedy he proposes.The laws of supply and demand suggest that a larger supply of labor (more immigrants) will lower wages. But the economic literature points to a counterintuitive conclusion."The most recent academic research suggests that, on average, immigrants raise the overall standard of living of American workers by boosting wages and lowering prices," the Brookings Institution's Hamilton Project found. "One reason is that immigrants and U.S.-born workers generally do not compete for the same jobs; instead many immigrants complement the work of U.S. employees and increase their productivity."..." see full article

1276 days ago | washingtonpost
Donald Trump does not understand the economics of immigration - Washington Post

"...What with the Donald now moving into policy mode on immigration what could go wrong with that? it seems an opportune moment to jot down some thoughts on the subject. Since this is such a divisive issue, let me start by giving some background on from whence I'm coming.The short story is I'm not totally sure where I'm coming from re immigration, which I hope is somewhat comforting in that I don't have a thumb on anyone's scale. Full disclosure, the idea of a nation that welcomes those who want to come to it to improve their lives and the lives of their children is immensely appealing to me. But neither do I believe that the discussion/debate ends there...." see full article

1276 days ago | ibtimes
Immigration Reform 2015: Trump Revives Birthright Citizenship Debate, But Is ... - International Business Times
"...Tough immigration policies won't win over mainstream Republican voters because they don't want to touch the Constitution or be responsible for taking children away from their parents, Gage said. "It's all very black and white when you're just feeling out a talking point, but when you talk about real families and real people it becomes a lot more complicated," she said.If a candidate reaches the general election, the benefits of attacking practices like birthright citizenship diminish even further. The support of minority voters is critical to winning the White House, as evidenced by President Barack Obama's 2008 and 2012 victories. His rivals captured the white vote by a comfortable margin, but Obama mobilized minorities -- which by 2016 will account for about a third of the eligible voter pool...." see full article

1277 days ago | thedailybeast
Anti-Immigration Extremists Love Trump

"...But as quickly as Trump's detractors materialized, so did his defenders, which included groups that have been dubbed as nativist and, in some cases, flagged by the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League as out-and-out hateful.In particular, three groups that sang Donald's praise the Center for Immigration Studies, the Foundation for American Immigration Reform, and NumbersUSA have ideological roots in a population control movement that many find detestable...." see full article

1277 days ago | nbcnews
What Donald Trump's Immigration Plan Means -

"...Most of Trump's plan has no chance of becoming law. Constitutional amendments are almost never adopted, so ending birthright citizenship is deeply unrealistic. The U.S. could attempt to build some kind of border wall, but few Republicans in Congress support this idea and it is opposed by virtually all Democrats. The Mexican government is almost certain not to be paid for it. Mass deportations of illegal immigrants are also unlikely. Trump has two more plausible ideas. Some labor unions are wary of the growing number of foreign workers in the U.S., arguing American companies are too eager to seek employees from other countries instead of raising wages. Some limits on foreign work visas could be adopted. And even some Democrats, like California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, have raised concerns about sanctuary cities. The federal government could threaten to strip funds it sends to cities if those localities don't cooperate with national immigration policies...." see full article

1278 days ago | futureofcapitalism
Trump's Immigration Plan -
"...When someone like Mr. Trump, not heretofore known for his great concern for women and minorities, comes out with a plan for restricting immigration and justifies it on the grounds that it will help women and minorities, one reasonable response would be to ask, "Gee Mr. Trump, of all the possible ways for the government to intervene and help women and minorities, why is it that you just happened to focus on immigration restrictions rather than any of the other possible policy solutions?"It's particularly strange that Mr. Trump is going after Mr. Rubio as "Mark Zuckerberg's personal Senator." Don't we want senators to be responsive to the needs of fast-growing American technology companies that are creating great wealth for their shareholders? I don't want to make the error of speculating about Mr. Trump's motives, but a cynic might suspect that it almost sounds as if Mr. Trump is somehow jealous of Mr. Zuckerberg's business success...." see full article

1278 days ago | vox
The horrible contradiction at the heart of Donald Trump's immigration plan

"...It's not clear, from Trump's answer, whether he's simply refusing to acknowledge the contradiction between "deport all unauthorized immigrants" and "keep families together," or if Trump's plan, as Todd suggested, is to reconcile that contradiction by deporting any children of unauthorized immigrants.The former certainly seems possible; this wouldn't be the first time that Donald Trump offered an incoherent and internally contradictory policy plan. But so does the latter: Trump, after all, doesn't believe that the US should grant birthright citizenship to the children of unauthorized immigrants, so it's at least possible to imagine that he would like to deport those children...." see full article

1279 days ago | time
Heres Whats in Donald Trumps First Policy Paper
"...The immigration policy paper, rigidly conservative, focuses on the issue that catapulted Trump into the spotlight when he announced his presidential campaign. In late June, Trump attributed crime in the U.S. illegal immigration, at least in part. They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us, he said at the time. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people. ..." see full article

1279 days ago | slate
Donald Trump Explains His Ridiculous Plan to Make Mexico Pay for a Border Fence

"...Number one on Trump's to-do list? Build a border wall, and make Mexico pay for it. This is a scheme he has floated  before and Mexico's President has said that, obviously, his country wouldn't cooperate but now he's detailing more precisely how he'd bludgeon our southerly neighbor into forking over the cash. To wit: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...." see full article

1279 days ago | thefederalist
Donald Trumps Immigration Plan: Make America A Police State
"...In the plan, which was briefly pulled from Trump's website, he promises to build a wall and make Mexico pay for it, triple the number of ICE workers and have them cooperate with local gang task forces, mandate nationwide e-verify, return all criminals to their home countries, install a policy of detention rather than catch and release, and defund sanctuary cities, among other measures. To satisfy the they took our jobs crowd, he details plans to put American workers first through a series of bureaucratic hoops.In short, the great conservative savior who wants to Make America Great Again primarily plans to do so by creating vast new swathes of bureaucracy and swelling the police state. In short, Trump is starting to reveal his true colors and they definitely aren't conservative. As Rick Wilson succinctly noted:..." see full article

1279 days ago | fusion
Heres a TL;DR version of Donald Trumps immigration reform word salad
"...The Zoolanderianly titled plan is founded on three core principles, the first being that the United States must have a wall built along its southern border. Trump says that the wall, which he insists Mexico must pay for, will reduce crime and lower taxes.The second core principle deals with the enforcement of constitutional law. The GOP frontrunner calls for an end to birthright citizenship and the mandatory detention of undocumented immigrants in order to do so.The third core principle has to do with putting American workers first. Trump's rhetoric pits black and Hispanic Americans against undocumented immigrants. The 9/11 hijackers, the Boston bombers, and the Islamic State make cameo appearances...." see full article

1279 days ago | commentarymagazine
Trumps War on Legal Immigration a Tipping Point for the GOP
"...Trump's plan is an assault on not merely the illegal immigrants who have violated American laws, but those who have played by the existing rules to come to the United States. The proposal amounts to a declaration of war on America's immigrant community, an attack on the foundational nature of America's character as a melting pot for all the peoples of the world, and the inception of a police state that is incompatible with a free republican democracy.Trump's plan to address his key belief, the need to construct a great wall across the southern border and make Mexico pay for it, is no plan at all. Rather, it is an effort to justify this retributive policy. There is not one Republican candidate who disputes the need to enhance border security provisions. Indeed, that was why so many Senate Republicans voted against the supplemental appropriations measure to address the border crisis in the summer of 2014, when Trump was promoting the latest season of his reality television show, because it was not a border security bill but a measure to address a refugee crisis...." see full article

1279 days ago | newsmax
Donald Trump on 'Meet the Press:' Illegals 'Have to Go'
"...There has been no indication that Trump's positions on immigration have dented his appeal, and Sunday's interview seems unlikely to hurt.Trump also said he would consider shutting down the federal government over funding for Planned Parenthood. He says he isn't sure whether he has donated money to the organization in the past but adds that he would oppose providing federal funds if it continues providing abortion services.Trump says he would ask nominees to the Supreme Court about their views on abortion and would take their views into consideration as he made a decision on whom to nominate. He says he opposes abortion except in case of rape, incest and to save the life of the mother...." see full article

1279 days ago | inquisitr
Donald Trump Says Illegal Immigrants Have To Go
"...Despite pressure, Obama is refusing to step back from the executive order.If Donald Trump has his way, the entire executive order will be thrown in the trash. We have to make a whole new set of standards, Trump told Chuck. We either have a country, or we don't have a country. While his comments are not going to be popular with many people, Trump has actually been boosting business sales in Mexico, specifically for pi atas. Since Trump's initial June comments, demand for pi atas shaped like Donald Trump has been off the charts...." see full article

1279 days ago | thinkprogress
Donald Trump Just Released An Actual Policy Plan
"...He's apparently not kidding. Within minutes of his comments on Meet the Press, Trump released acomprehensive policy plan for immigration reform something many other Republican candidates have yet to do.In it, Trump lays out what he plans to do about both border security and the 12 million undocumented immigrants who already live in the United States. Most notably, the plan promises widespread deportation, including the mandatory return of all criminal aliens, or undocumented immigrants who have been convicted of crimes...." see full article

1279 days ago | breitbart
Democrats Panic in Response to Donald Trump's Immigration Plan - Breitbart News
"...Trump's immigration plan is something that used to be bipartisan. Even Senate Democratic leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) back in the early 1990s, supported the major tenets of the plan putting American workers first when it comes to immigration. Now the entire Democratic Party and most of the Republican Party has abandoned American workers in favor of special interests seeking cheap foreign labor and political interests seeking a different and more liberal voting base.There are a handful of leaders left in Congress still fighting for Americans when it comes to immigration, though, and chief among them is Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee's subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest. Trump consulted Sessions while writing his immigration policy plan...." see full article

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