Trump says government can ‘work with’ illegal immigrants

August 25, 2016

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump continued to insist Wednesday in a “Hannity” town hall with Fox News’ Sean Hannity that there will be “no amnesty” for illegal immigrants, but suggested that he would be willing to “work with them.”

His remarks were the latest in a series of recent interviews where he has said he is considering softening a previous pledge made at the onset of his campaign to deport 11 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. During a “Hannity” town hall on Tuesday, Trump said he was open to “softening” laws dealing with illegal immigrants.

On Wednesday, Trump told Hannity there would be “no citizenship” for those illegal immigrants.

“Let me go a step further- they’ll pay back-taxes, they have to pay taxes, there’s no amnesty, as such, there’s no amnesty, but we work with them,” Trump said.

He also spoke of how hard it would be to deport people who have lived in the country for decades and raised a family.

10 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • CharlieSeattle says:

    …He (Mr. TaaaRump) also spoke of how hard it would be to deport people who have lived in the country for decades and raised a family.

    BS! ………..Sorry Mr. TaaaRump, it has been done.

    How Eisenhower solved illegal border crossings from Mexico
    By John Dillin JULY 6, 2006

    Fifty-three years ago, when newly elected Dwight Eisenhower moved into the White House, America’s southern frontier was as porous as a spaghetti sieve. As many as 3 million illegal migrants had walked and waded northward over a period of several years for jobs in California, Arizona, Texas, and points beyond.

    President Eisenhower cut off this illegal traffic. He did it quickly and decisively with only 1,075 United States Border Patrol agents – less than one-tenth of today’s force. The operation is still highly praised among veterans of the Border Patrol.

    1. EG says:

      Hmm, as I read the article you listed, you’re right. It doesn’t seem that hard. Put on the schedule to visit every farm, ranch, construction site, Home Depot parking lot and ethnic restaurant in a district. Round them up and ship them way south. The more it looks like we are serious about enforcement, by theory, the fewer that will want to cross illegally.

      If they had jobs and safety down there, they’d also be less eager to come up here. Hell, our manufacturing jobs have gone overseas to take advantage of cheap labor anyway. If we can’t succeed in bringing those plants back here, which would be nice to try first, I say insist those companies like Apple move their plants out of China and at least put ’em in Mexico, if they don’t bring them home. Still cheap labor for the investors and encourages the locals to stay put. Mmm, Mexican iPhones and thumb drives. They’d less likely have a bunch of malware and spyware already built in like the stuff we pick up from China.

      1. CharlieSeattle says:

        The job saved may be you own or your childrens.

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  • MolokaiAdvertiserNews says:

    Politicians can talk and posture, but the Constitution FOR the united States of America is the Supreme Law of the Land, and if any government agent or elected official, even President Trump, fails to uphold and enforce the Law, they are guilty of at least violation of their Oath of Office and must be punished by loss of their job and benefits and go to prison, maybe even banished from USA for life as in the case of Obama and Hillary for their TREASON against Americans.

    1. bobnstuff says:

      Have you looked at our laws in this area? Being here illegally is that same level of crime as a speeding ticket. Non citizens share most of the same rights as citizens. To deport a person who is not Mexican requires a hearing and the waiting list is over 60 weeks long. As of right now we can only have around 425,000 hearings per year and we are deporting more then that right every year. Trumps plan this week is sounding very much like the plan that Obama had and that made it through the senate but was blocked by the Republican house. Trump wants a wall that will not work, 20ft walls only mean 21ft ladders, Trump is back pedaling again.

      1. NM Leon says:

        Walls DO work! They are not a stand alone solution, but they are force multipliers. Just ask the IDF.

        Forcibly deporting 11 million people would not work, for exactly the reasons you stated, however, if we made E-Verify mandatory for all employees, new and existing, with onerous penalties on any employers in violation, the problem would quickly fix itself. As Romney said, they would self deport.

        Put say a 2 year time frame on implementation and at the same time institute a guest worker program similar to the Braceros program, allowing current illegals to apply given certain criteria, time of residence, no criminal history, no public assistance, payment of fines and taxes, employer afadavit that they can’t replace them with American, etc. Make them apply from their own countries (embassies and consulates would qualify).

        Problem solved.

    2. NM Leon says:

      Great in theory but the Dems proved with Bill that impeaching a Democrat is pure politics. It would require 67 Republican Senators, and that ain’t going to happen.

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