Donald Trump set forth his immigration plan, which features 10 points. (See them after the jump.) He still wants to build an “impenetrable wall” paid for by Mexico, and he still wants a “deportation task force,” which, however will concentrate first on illegal immigrants who have committed crimes. Added to what we heard before is that he also wants to limit legal immigration.
Reactions to the plan have been mixed. Many supporters, such as Ann Coulter, are relieved that Trump is still taking a hard line on immigration, despite recent fears that he is softening. Critic David French says that the policy is actually “sensible” and “responsible,” but that Trump delivered it with such “over-the-top rhetoric” that he’ll drive potential supporters away.
Here is his speech. Read his 10 points after the jump. What do you think?From What is Donald Trump’s 10-Point immigration plan? | PBS NewsHour
1. Build the wall
2. End “catch and release.”
3. Create a deportation task force and focus on criminals in the country illegally
4. Defund sanctuary cities
5. Cancel President Obama’s executive actions
6. Extreme vetting. Block immigration from some nations
7. Force other countries to take back those whom the U.S. wants to deport
8. Get biometric visa tracking system fully in place
9. Strengthen E-Verify, block jobs for the undocumented
10. Limit legal immigration, lower it to “historic norms,” and set new caps