Trump attacks Hillary on immigration
DONALD Trump took his campaign to Texas, a state still up for grabs on election day, where he again bashed Hillary Clinton’s immigration policies as too lax.
As president, the Democratic candidate would virtually end border enforcement and place the country “in grave peril”, Mr Trump said.
The Republican candidate was speaking before a sympathetic audience in a Houston suburb on September 17 that included people who said their friends or family members had been killed by undocumented immigrants. Many wore T-shirts with the words “A Stolen Life”.
The issue has been core to Mr Trump’s campaign since he said last year that many Mexican immigrants were drug smugglers and rapists.
Using unusually subdued tones in the presence of victims’ families, the real estate tycoon asserted that Ms Clinton would “implement amnesty by executive order, violating our constitution and putting the entire nation in grave peril”.
Ms Clinton has called for a softening of immigration policies, saying she would deport only violent criminals and terrorists, a position in stark contrast to Mr Trump’s vow to build a border wall and deport huge numbers of the undocumented.
But his suggestion that immigrants are disproportionally responsible for serious crime appears to be refuted by several studies.
Mr Trump, however, insisted that Americans are being killed on a daily basis by the undocumented.
“Every day our border remains open, innocent Americans are needlessly victimised and killed,” he said.
“Every day we fail to enforce our laws ... a loving parent is at risk of losing their child.” –
Donald Trump wants the US to take a tough stance on immigration.