Past Features

August 18, 2015

Separating the Wheat from the Chaff
Trump exposes anchor baby fans

Dallas Morning News -- August 17, 2015   
Trump's proposals on immigration divide GOP candidates
   Des Moines -- Donald Trump is dividing his Republican presidential rivals anew with his call to rewrite the Constitution to crack down on millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, and to force Mexico to pay for a better border fence. Scott Walker embraced some of the plan Monday, but other contenders, such as Chris Christie and Carly Fiorina, dismissed elements as unworkable.
    ...Walker, Wisconsin's governor, was asked on Monday if he supports building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, as Trump has proposed. He gave a quick “yes” but declined to address whether he supports deporting children of parents in the country illegally.
    “Going forward, the best thing we can do is enforce the law,” he said.
    Christie said during a CNN interview that a wall or fence along parts of the border, especially in more urban and difficult-to-control areas, was conceivable, but “not the entire border. Doesn't make any sense.” Likewise, the New Jersey governor is opposed to requiring Mexico to pay for the construction, saying Trump's suggestion “makes no sense.”
    “And this is not negotiation of a real estate deal, OK. This is international diplomacy, and it's different,” Christie said, noting Trump's line of business.
    Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina called Trump's wall plan “completely unrealistic.”
    Trump wasn't flinching Monday.
    “The wall will work,” he said when he arrived for jury duty in New York and a passer-by at the courthouse asked about the idea. [...]
    Tea party movement co-founder Mark Meckler said Trump's “position on deportation generally reflects what likely voters think. Trump is dealing head-on with the difficult issues while more establishment candidates fret over focus groups and polls.”
    South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, also speaking at the fair, called Trump's proposal “gibberish” and warned it also sends a hostile signal toward Latino voters. [...]
    Though Ohio Gov. John Kasich supports building a wall, he, like former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, supports birthright citizenship and allowing a pathway to legal status for immigrants.
    “They are a very important part of most of our communities,” Kasich said. “For the bulk of them, they are God-fearing, good, hardworking people, and they are a part of our country now.”

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