The Trump campaign has released a detailed immigration policy outline focusing on reforms such as deporting illegal immigrants who have also broken other laws, and finishing the border fence. Trump spared no kindness for previous, failed immigration reform proposals, writing “The Schumer-Rubio immigration bill was nothing more than a giveaway to the corporate patrons who run both parties.”
Trump has promised to force Mexico to pay for the wall along the border and has threatened to cut off remittances of “$22 billion in 2013 alone.”
The Trump campaign has laid out a detailed course of action regarding how to force Mexico to pay to control the border.
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].
Some of the other notable policy solutions Trump has laid out to “Make America Great Again,” are:
- Mandatory return of all criminal aliens.
- Detention—not catch-and-release.
- Defund sanctuary cities.
- Enhanced penalties for overstaying a visa.
- End birthright citizenship.
Trump says the policies in his plan will “Put American Workers First.” By no means does this short summary outline all the specifics of the plan. You can read the full plan embedded below.