Skip to comments.Where Would Trump Be If He Had Run as What He Is: the Amnesty Candidate?
Posted on 09/14/2017 8:19:40 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
One of the great ironies of the 2016 campaign is that Donald Trump, who has run as the immigration scourge, is actually the amnesty candidate.
Trump has expressly vowed to give legal status to millions of illegal aliens. For any other candidate, such a promise would have been the campaign death knell. To compare, John Kasich -- who is openly pro-amnesty -- has lost 38 of 39 primaries (the sole exception being his own state) and has never been a plausible contestant. When it comes to Trump, however, it seems that the all-important amnesty fine-print of his immigration position has been overlooked. This is no doubt due to his consciously controversial rhetoric: his fixation about building a wall on the Mexican border, his oft-repeated commitment to mass-deportation of illegal aliens, his disparaging comments about Mexicans, and his proposed moratorium on Muslim immigration.
Yet, Trump is the amnesty candidate. Whats more, the amnesty component of his immigration plan is the only part that has a realistic chance of happening.
Trump is not going to build his wall, much less make Mexico pay for it, as he has insisted our southern neighbor will do. Quite apart from the fact that much of the border is not suitable terrain for wall construction, his wall would be astronomically more expensive to build than he has estimated, and in any event, Democrats and many Republicans in Congress would block funding for it. (To be clear: I favor construction of walls and/or fencing where practical; but a wall is only one component, and not nearly the most critical one, of what must be a multi-faceted strategy if we are to be serious about border security.)
Trumps categorical moratorium on Muslim immigration would also be rejected.
(Excerpt) Read more at pjmedia.com ...
Trump in FL: “We are not looking at citizenship. We are not looking at amnesty. We are looking at allowing people to stay here.”
WH spox: Trump ‘will not be discussing amnesty’ but will discuss ‘legal citizenship over a period of time’
Trump tweeted out this AM that Pelosi and Schumer are LIARS and there was no amnesty deal.
But the media will be running with it anyway.
Another gem from the PJ Media. Maybe they should get up out of their pajama sleepy world and tune into reality.
I’ve about had it with these nevertrump dickbags trying to sow discontent. I may not always be happy with what Trump does, but he’s a hell of a lot more trustworthy than these supposed ‘conservatives’ who hate middle America as much as the Democrats and will enable leftism to thrive because of their phony principles. Screw all of them. Forever.
So how much limited government and constitutional law is in a shumer and Pelosi deal?
This is a dark hour in our history. I feel ashamed that I could have been so easily duped. I must have “sucker” plastered on my forehead. I actually believed in trump as a God sent savior in the dwindling hours of a nation dissolving .
McCarthy was a GWB fan.
RE: We are not looking at citizenship. We are not looking at amnesty. We are looking at allowing people to stay here.
And what’s the MAIN difference between citizenship and staying here legally? Will they be eligible for welfare, tuition discounts, Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security?
And how do we guarantee that they won’t be able to vote?
this is more Bull Dung 101 right out of the bowels of the washington post fake news division.
At this point, I don’t believe him.
At least these rumors are weeding out the weak supporters.
“I actually believed in trump as a God sent savior in the dwindling hours of a nation dissolving “
“Raiderboy July 26 2017”
Does anybody really want to throw out good, educated and accomplished young people who have jobs, some serving in the military? Really!..... Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 14, 2017
...They have been in our country for many years through no fault of their own - brought in by parents at young age. Plus BIG border security Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 14, 2017
Oh just leave the man alone. He is a breath of fresh air in the midst of an almost-coup. He has encouraged me so much when I was thinking our country was lost. He’s got a heck of a lot of ankle-biters to deal with from the other side. I’m very pragmatic and not at all a purist. My call is just to wait and watch. And pray for the man.
The in Congress gives them citizenship via the green card route.
And letting them stay is AMNESTY!!!!
Bull Dung? Why allow yourself to be in a situation where Communists are met with alone, to tell only one side of the story? Since Trump did not immediately attack them for dishonesty, I can only assume that what Chuck U and Nancy boasted gleefully about is true.
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