Donald Trump has made his anti-immigrant position the centerpiece of his presidential campaign, but for the leaders of two prominent anti-immigration groups, he just isn’t far enough to the right, not enough of a xenophobic racist, for their tastes. Roy Beck from Numbers USA:
Trump on national TV and on the Arizona border stumbled and let himself get boxed into saying he would offer amnesty to the illegal aliens who aren’t the “bad ones.” He seemed to be defensive and trying to prove that he isn’t hostile to immigrants by also indicating he would like to see legal immigration increased.
But Walker — ambushed by an illegal-alien family brought to Iowa to confront him in front of the national press corps — refused to be intimidated, stood strong and unapologetic about the importance of the rule of law, and declined to concede an amnesty..
Rick Santorum in a long interview on PBS also resisted being trapped into talking about immigration issues in the paradigm the mainstream media prefers. Instead, he deftly turned the high-profile TV appearance into an appeal to set immigration policy to benefit workers and poor people.
And William Gheen, the virulently racist head of ALIPAC:
“After coming out strong for a secure border and bringing attention to illegal immigrant crimes against Americans, Donald Trump is now promoting his plan to change America’s existing immigration laws to create a merit system by which illegals currently in America can stay and eventually gain voting rights where they are expected to help Democrats dominate U.S. elections forevermore,” Gheen said.
“Most Americans want to hear that America’s laws will be enforced, not make new laws or change the laws to accommodate the law-breakers,” he added. “Americans like us want a constitutional government, not a Republican dictator to take over for the Democratic dictator we have in power now.”
When you think Donald Trump is too liberal on immigration, you might be a racist.