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TEXT: Donald Trump’s Speech In Phoenix On Illegal Immigration
Daily Caller ^

Posted on 08/31/2016 9:20:10 PM PDT by bryan999

Donald Trump’s campaign released the full text of his prepared remarks in Phoenix on the issue of illegal immigration. Read them here:

Thank you, Phoenix. I am so glad to be back in Arizona, a state that has a very special place in my heart.

I love the people of Arizona and, together, we are going to win the White House in November.

Tonight is not going to be a normal rally speech.

Instead, I am going to deliver a detailed policy address on one of the greatest challenges facing our country today: immigration.

I have just landed having returned from a very important and special meeting with the President of Mexico – a man I like and respect very much, and a man who truly loves his country. Just like I am a man who loves the United States.

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Rest of speech @ link. Enjoy!
1 posted on 08/31/2016 9:20:10 PM PDT by bryan999
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To: bryan999; Jane Long; LucyT

Thank you for posting.

Trump Immigration Speech video

2 posted on 08/31/2016 9:25:11 PM PDT by thouworm ("To anger a conservative, lie to him. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth"---Theodore Roosevelt)
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To: thouworm; bryan999

Excellent speech, excellent day, for Trump.

Thanks for posting the text and the vid, to Trump’s Immigration speech in AZ.

3 posted on 08/31/2016 9:32:18 PM PDT by Jane Long (Go Trump, go! Make America Happy Again :)
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To: bryan999

President Donald J. Trump

4 posted on 08/31/2016 9:34:12 PM PDT by Swede Girl
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To: thouworm; Admin Moderator

How can we get this on the side bar?

5 posted on 08/31/2016 9:40:48 PM PDT by Jane Long (Go Trump, go! Make America Happy Again :)
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To: bryan999

Trump was brilliant today. His trip to Mexico guaranteed that he would be on everyone’s television tonight and would therefore be watching that powerful display he put on in Phoenix. he reached a lot of people tonight and built on the momentum he has developed over the past week. This was the best day he has had since he won the nomination IMO.

6 posted on 08/31/2016 9:41:09 PM PDT by RC one
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7 posted on 08/31/2016 9:43:02 PM PDT by Jane Long (Go Trump, go! Make America Happy Again :)
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To: bryan999
Dare I say it:

Trump's speech is more Reagan than Reagan.

8 posted on 08/31/2016 9:47:53 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: bryan999

T T T T ! ! ! ©


9 posted on 08/31/2016 9:52:11 PM PDT by onyx (YOU'RE POSTING HERE, SO DONATE MONTHLY! NOT NICE TO FREEPLOAD!)
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10 posted on 08/31/2016 10:29:58 PM PDT by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: bryan999

Can anyone find an English translation transcript of the Mexico President’s remarks , there with Trump today ?
I cannot

11 posted on 08/31/2016 10:56:12 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse (America First !)
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To: Jane Long

I was talking with a guy at the beach today. I local democrat operative. He had no idea who I support politically but he asked, “Do you think that Donald Trump will abolish the damned Micronesian compact? God I hope the hell so.”

Trump anti immigrant message is ringing true in rather unusual places.

FYI: The Micronesian Compact started under Clinton allows basically unlimited numbers of welfare junkies to come to Guam from Chuuk, Pompeii and other small worthless islands. Micronesian illegals are our stand in Mexicans only lazier and less well educated

12 posted on 08/31/2016 11:15:47 PM PDT by Fai Mao
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To: LeoWindhorse

good ‘tis

13 posted on 08/31/2016 11:19:32 PM PDT by deks
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To: Jane Long

- August 31, 2016 -

“While many people want to make this campaign about style, Donald J. Trump once again makes it about substance. He has displayed presidential leadership when it comes to dealing with our regional allies. When we talk about behavior that is in this campaign, Mr. Trump’s decision to meet with President Peña Nieto should be at the top of the list.

“Mr. Trump proceeded to follow up this meeting with his most substantial speech to date on how to best handle the illegal immigration crisis impacting our country. Mr. Trump has shown once again why he is the most qualified candidate to become the next president of the United States.” - Dr. Ralph Alvarado, Trump Hispanic Advisory Council

14 posted on 08/31/2016 11:20:56 PM PDT by caww
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- August 31, 2016 -


“What we’ve seen from Donald J. Trump today is nothing short of presidential, as he demonstrated bold leadership during his visit to Mexico. The plan he unveiled tonight is consistent with his efforts to restore law and order to our country. Mr. Trump has been clear since day one that he will make America safe again by first securing our borders and enforcing current immigration laws.

“National security is a top priority for Georgians and all Americans. For too long, President Obama has ignored the real national security risks associated with illegal immigration and sanctuary cities. Instead, Obama has consistently circumvented Congress and the American people to implement his executive amnesty agenda. Mr. Trump’s leadership is sorely needed as we cannot allow Hillary Clinton to continue this legacy of lawlessness.” - Senator David Perdue (R-GA)

15 posted on 08/31/2016 11:23:40 PM PDT by caww
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To: you

- AUGUST 31, 2016 -


16 posted on 08/31/2016 11:24:05 PM PDT by deks
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To: bryan999

Here’s his ten points....

*Number One: We will build a wall along the Southern Border.

On day one, we will begin working on an impenetrable physical wall on the southern border. We will use the best technology, including above-and below-ground sensors, towers, aerial surveillance and manpower to supplement the wall, find and dislocate tunnels, and keep out the criminal cartels, and Mexico will pay for the wall.

*Number Two: End Catch-And-Release

Under my Administration, anyone who illegally crosses the border will be detained until they are removed out of our country.

*Number Three: Zero tolerance for criminal aliens.

According to federal data, there are at least 2 million criminal aliens now inside the country. We will begin moving them out day one, in joint operations with local, state and federal law enforcement.

Beyond the 2 million, there are a vast number of additional criminal illegal immigrants who have fled or evaded justice. But their days on the run will soon be over. They go out, and they go out fast.

Moving forward, we will issue detainers for all illegal immigrants who are arrested for any crime whatsoever, and they will be placed into immediate removal proceedings. We will terminate the Obama Administration’s deadly non-enforcement policies that allow thousands of criminal aliens to freely roam our streets.

Since 2013 alone, the Obama Administration has allowed 300,000 criminal aliens to return back into U.S. communities – these are individuals encountered or identified by ICE but who were not detained or processed for deportation.

My plan also includes cooperating closely with local jurisdictions to remove criminal aliens.

We will restore the highly successful Secure Communities program. We will expand and revitalize the popular 287(g) partnerships, which will help to identify hundreds of thousands of deportable aliens in local jails. Both of these programs have been recklessly gutted by this Administration. This is yet one more area where we are headed in a totally opposite direction.

On my first day in office, I am also going to ask Congress to pass “Kate’s Law” – named for Kate Steinle – to ensure that criminal aliens convicted of illegal reentry face receive strong mandatory minimum sentences.

Another reform I am proposing is the passage of legislation named for Detective Michael Davis and Deputy Sheriff Danny Oliver, two law enforcement officers recently killed by a previously-deported illegal immigrant. The Davis-Oliver bill will enhance cooperation with state and local authorities to ensure that criminal immigrants and terrorists are swiftly identified and removed.

We are going to triple the number of ICE deportation officers. Within ICE, I am going to create a new special Deportation Task Force, focused on identifying and removing quickly the most dangerous criminal illegal immigrants in America who have evaded justice.

The local police know who every one of these criminals are. There’s no great mystery to it, they’ve put up with it for years. And now, finally, we will turn the tables and law enforcement will be allowed to clear up this dangerous and threatening mess.

We’re also going to hire 5,000 more Border Patrol agents, and put more of them on the border, instead of behind desks. We will expand the number of Border Patrol Stations.

I’ve had a chance to spend time with these incredible law enforcement officers, and I want to take a moment to thank them. The endorsement I’ve received from the Border Patrol officers means more to me than I can say.

*Number Four: Block Funding For Sanctuary Cities

We will end the Sanctuary Cities that have resulted in so many needless deaths. Cities that refuse to cooperate with federal authorities will not receive taxpayer dollars, and we will work with Congress to pass legislation to protect those jurisdictions that do assist federal authorities.

*Number Five: Cancel Unconstitutional Executive Orders & Enforce All Immigration Laws

We will immediately terminate President Obama’s two illegal executive amnesties, in which he defied federal law and the constitution to give amnesty to approximately 5 million illegal immigrants.

Hillary Clinton has pledged to keep both of these illegal amnesty programs – including the 2014 amnesty which has been blocked by the Supreme Court. Clinton has also pledged to add a third executive amnesty.

Clinton’s plan would trigger a Constitutional Crisis unlike almost anything we have ever seen before. In effect, she would be abolishing the lawmaking powers of Congress in order to write her own laws from the Oval Office.

In a Trump Administration, all immigration laws will be enforced. As with any law enforcement activity, we will set priorities. But, unlike this Administration, no one will be immune or exempt from enforcement – and ICE and Border Patrol officers will be allowed to do their jobs. Anyone who has entered the United States illegally is subject to deportation – that is what it means to have laws and to have a country.

Our enforcement priorities will include removing criminals, gang members, security threats, visa overstays, public charges – that is, those relying on public welfare or straining the safety net, along with millions of recent illegal arrivals and overstays who’ve come here under the current Administration.

*Number Six: We Are Going To Suspend The Issuance Of Visas To Any Place Where Adequate Screening Cannot Occur

According to data provided to the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, between 9/11 and the end of 2014, at least 380 foreign-born individuals were convicted in terror cases inside the United States. The number is likely higher, but the Administration refuses to provide this information to Congress.

As soon as I enter office, I am going to ask the Department of State, Homeland Security and the Department of Justice to begin a comprehensive review of these cases in order to develop a list of regions and countries from which immigration must be suspended until proven and effective vetting mechanisms can be put into place.

Countries from which immigration will be suspended would include places like Syria and Libya.

For the price of resettling 1 refugee in the United States, 12 could be resettled in a safe zone in their home region.

Another reform involves new screening tests for all applicants that include an ideological certification to make sure that those we are admitting to our country share our values and love our people.

For instance, in the last five years, we’ve admitted nearly 100,000 immigrants from Iraq and Afghanistan – in these two countries, according to Pew research, a majority of residents say that the barbaric practice of honor killings against women are often or sometimes justified.

Applicants will be asked for their views about honor killings, about respect for women and gays and minorities, attitudes on Radical Islam, and many other topics as part of the vetting procedure.

*Number Seven: We will ensure that other countries take their people back when we order them deported

There are at least 23 countries that refuse to take their people back after they have been ordered to leave the United States, including large numbers of violent criminals. Due to a Supreme Court decision, if these violent offenders cannot be sent home, our law enforcement officers have to release them into U.S. communities. There are often terrible consequences, such as Casey Chadwick’s tragic death in Connecticut just last year. Yet, despite the existence of a law that commands the Secretary of State to stop issuing visas to these countries, Secretary Hillary Clinton ignored this law and refused to use this powerful tool to bring nations into compliance.

The result of her misconduct was the release of thousands of dangerous criminal aliens who should have been sent home.

According to a report from the Boston Globe, from the year 2008 through 2014, nearly 13,000 criminal aliens were released back into U.S. communities because their home countries would not take them back. Many of these 13,000 releases occurred on Hillary Clinton’s watch – she had the power and the duty to stop it cold and she didn’t do it.

Those released include individuals convicted of killings, sexual assault and some of the most heinous crimes imaginable, who went on to reoffend at a very high rate.

*Number Eight: We will finally complete the biometric entry-exit visa tracking system.

For years, Congress has required a biometric entry-exit visa tracking system, but it has never been completed.

In my Administration, we will ensure that this system is in place at all land, air, and sea ports. Approximately half of new illegal immigrants came on temporary visas and then never left. Beyond violating our laws, visa overstays pose a substantial threat to national security. The 9/11 Commission said that this tracking system should be a high priority and “would have assisted law enforcement and intelligence officials in August and September 2001 in conducting a search for two of the 9/11 hijackers that were in the U.S. on expired visas.”

Last year alone, nearly a half a million individuals overstayed their temporary visas. Removing visa overstays will be a top priority of my Administration. If people around the world believe they can just come on a temporary visa and never leave – the Obama-Clinton policy – then we have a completely open border. We must send the message that visa expiration dates will be strongly enforced.

*Number Nine: We will turn off the jobs and benefits magnet.

We will ensure that E-Verify is used to the fullest extent possible under existing law, and will work with Congress to strengthen and expand its use across the country.

Immigration law doesn’t exist just for the purpose of keeping out criminals. It exists to protect all aspects of American life – the worksite, the welfare office, the education system and much else. That is why immigration limits are established in the first place. If we only enforce the laws against crime, then we have an open border to the entire world.

I will enforce all of our immigration laws.

The same goes for government benefits. The Center for Immigration Studies estimates that 62 percent of households headed by illegal immigrants used some form of cash or non-cash welfare programs, like food stamps or housing assistance. This directly violates the federal public charge law designed to protect the U.S. treasury.

Those who abuse our welfare system will be priorities for removal.

*Number 10: We will reform legal immigration to serve the best interests of America and its workers

We’ve admitted 59 million immigrants to the United States between 1965 and 2015.

Many of these arrivals have greatly enriched our country. But we now have an obligation to them, and to their children, to control future immigration – as we have following previous immigration waves – to ensure assimilation, integration and upward mobility.

Within just a few years immigration as a share of national population is set to break all historical records.

The time has come for a new immigration commission to develop a new set of reforms to our legal immigration system in order to achieve the following goals:

To keep immigration levels, measured by population share, within historical norms
To select immigrants based on their likelihood of success in U.S. society, and their ability to be financially self-sufficient. We need a system that serves our needs – remember, it’s America First.
To choose immigrants based on merit, skill and proficiency
And to establish new immigration controls to boost wages and to ensure that open jobs are offered to American workers first.
We want people to come into our country, but they have to come in legally and properly-vetted, and in a manner that serves the national interest.

We’ve been living under outdated immigration rules from decades ago. To avoid this happening in the future, I believe we should sunset our visa laws so that Congress is forced to periodically revise and revisit them. We wouldn’t put our entire federal budget on autopilot for decades, so why should we do the same for immigration?

Let’s talk about the big picture

These ten steps, if rigorously followed and enforced, will accomplish more in a matter of months than our politicians have accomplished on this issue in the last fifty years.

17 posted on 08/31/2016 11:40:25 PM PDT by caww
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How is he going to get the 20 something countries who refuse to take back the criminal element to do so????

This has been a long issue.....If they continue to refuse them then why not just cut off all support to those countries?

18 posted on 08/31/2016 11:43:51 PM PDT by caww
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To: caww

The most potent solution of all is cutting off the jobs and benefits magnet, especially the welfare benefits.

19 posted on 09/01/2016 12:57:14 AM PDT by Crucial
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especially the welfare benefits

Yes. Think about this question:
If I feed and clothe my poor neighbors children and leave my own children exposed and starving; Am I compassionate or cruel??

20 posted on 09/01/2016 1:09:31 AM PDT by weston (SO HERE'S THE STORY: As far as I'm concerned, it's Christ or nothing!)
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