Sunday saw billionaire and controversial Republican presidential nomination candidate Donald Trump release a detailed policy paper on his plans for immigration and the steps he would take to assist American workers if he were to become president of the United States in 2016.
The paper, which details several specific policy areas, also accuses fellow would-be Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio of being billionaire Mark Zuckerberg’s “personal senator” due to his support for an increase in the number of H-1B US visas, which Trump says would see cheap labor replacing American workers in the tech field. The paper effectively constitutes a complete overhaul of the current immigration system of the United States, with Trump arguing that “a nation without borders is not a nation” and “a nation that does not serve its own citizens is not a nation”.
Trump reiterates his insistence on the construction of a wall on the southern border of the US and says that any immigration plan must have at its heart the goal of improving security, wages and jobs for Americans. Senator Jeff Sessions, who consulted with the real estate magnet, has clearly had a big influence on the development of the paper.
Trump also uses the term “immigration reform” in a very different manner to the current norm. “When politicians talk about ‘immigration reform’, they mean amnesty, cheap labor and open borders,” Trump states. “Real immigration reform puts the needs of working people first – not wealthy globetrotting donors.”