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'No amnesty' - Trump doubles down in Phx immigration speech

Donald Trump shut the door Wednesday on the possibility that he was softening his rhetoric on immigration, laying out a plan built on detention and deportation, while new limits on legal immigration would include an "extreme vetting process" with "ideological certifications."... Read more»

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I largely agree with Trump’s views on immigration. However I have to disagree with him on one thing: the wall.

First off, Mexico shouldn’t have to pay for it. It is not their responsibility to keep their people in, it is our responsibility to protect our own border. It is inherently wrong that US Citizens have to have their Fourth Amendment rights grossly violated every time they want to board an airplane, but those who aren’t citizens can just walk right over our border pretty as they please. It is long past time for this gross inconsistency to end.

I hate the idea that a wall is even necessary. But, it has become abundantly clear that there are literally millions who disrespect our country and her laws and her sovereignty so we may not have a choice. Were I president, I would first try putting military troops and resources on the border before building a wall.

I also loved that Trump mentioned renegotiating NAFTA. This country made a terrible mistake not electing Ross Perot in ‘92. I still have a copy of this book Not For Sale at Any Price. Each and every thing he warned us would happen were NAFTA to pass…happened. We really should have listened to him. Well, I did, but I mean more of us should have. I would love to see NAFTA go away, or at least fixed so our jobs stop going to Mexico.

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the Phoenix Convention Center on Wednesday to unveil his 10-point immigration plan.

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