Trump talking trash again

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Rebecca Galib

The name Donald Trump is synonymous with words such as “deportation” and “immigration reform,” often because of the emphasis that he puts on these issues in his speeches to the American public. Nearly everyone who has been paying attention to the presidential race is familiar with Trump’s ideas regarding illegal immigrants.

According to his official campaign website,, the three main principles of immigration reform are building a wall along the southern border of this country, laws passed by the government must be enforced and the immigration plan that is put into place must improve the jobs, wages and security for all Americans. However, the deportation ideas that Trump has proposed cause the most unrest among the public.

He vowed in August of 2015 that he would deport 11 million undocumented immigrants by use of a “deportation force.” CNN quoted Trump about this from his talk on MSNBC’s Morning Joe.

“You’re going to have a deportation force, and you’re going to do it humanely,” said Trump. “Don’t forget…that you have millions of people that are waiting in line to come into this country and they’re waiting to come in legally. And I always say the wall, we’re going to build the wall. It’s going to be a real deal. It’s going to be a real wall.”

The wall, the first of Trump’s key principles to his immigration reform, is common knowledge to anyone following the campaign race. Trump’s plan is to build a 55-foot high wall that will span across the entire southern border of the United States, roughly 2,000 miles long. This project would cost somewhere between $15 billion and $25 billion, all of which Trump argues that Mexico should pay.

“Meanwhile, Mexico continues to make billions on not only our bad trade deals but also relies heavily on the billions of dollars in remittances sent from illegal immigrants in the United States back to Mexico ($22 billion in 2013 alone). In short, the Mexican government has taken the United States to the cleaners. They are responsible for this problem, and they must help pay to clean it up,” states

Trump has received constant criticism of his platform from his fellow campaigners.

“The idea of tracking down and deporting 11 million people is absurd, inhumane, and un-American. No, Trump,” tweeted Hillary Clinton.

John Kasich argued against the idea in a debate.

“We all know you can’t pick them up and ship them across, back across the border. It’s a silly argument. It is not an adult argument. It makes no sense,” states Kasich.

Despite the attacks on his plan, Trump continues to argue for his immigration reform, keeping it a main factor in his presidency at debates and speeches, and continues to advocate for the deportation of illegal immigrants.

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