the North American Free Trade Agreement, which will prove to be beneficial to the region.
“So if we make it such that the trade is going to be of good value to both – the US and for the Caribbean basin, including Jamaica – that benefits everyone,” Hill argued.
“It does not benefit the United States at all if Jamaica doesn’t prosper. That is of no benefit to the United States. It is of benefit when the nations of the Caribbean basin prosper,” he underscored.
Hill, however, did not comment on Trump’s immigration plan, which according to some political observers, would lead to mass deportation of persons who are in the US illegally.
“I don’t know what Mr Trump would do in that situation. I would say this, that anyone who comes into the United States illegally, they should not remain in the United States illegally,” he asserted.
The Florida legislator went further, offering his own suggestion on how the US can bring an end to illegal immigration.
“Here is the easiest way to stop illegal immigration, and it is not by mass deportation ... . Do not provide them with a socialised benefit when they get there,” he said.
“In other words, food stamp, free medical care, free housing ... . If you stop doing that for illegal immigrants coming here, they will stop coming here,” he explained.
Vela, a Clinton supporter, criticised
Trump’s immigration plan, charging that it has left Jamaicans at home and in the diaspora nervous.
“I have been listening to your fellow Jamaicans since I was sitting in the Fort Lauderdale airport on Sunday ... and
they are very worried about a Donald Trump presidency,” he revealed.
“They are fearful of what he would do to the wonderful and stable relationship we [the US] have had with the country of Jamaica. Under Hillary Clinton, what we know is that it [the relationship] would remain very strong
and very productive, and mutually beneficial. In fact, I really believe that Secretary Clinton will enhance that relationship, and I think you are going to see an upward trend in direct private investment,” Vela said.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton gives a thumbs up to a member of the media as she arrives to board her campaign plane at Westchester County Airport in White Plains, New York, yesterday to travel to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, for a rally.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump poses for photographs during an campaign event with employees at Trump National Doral yesterday.