Trump at­tacks Hil­lary on im­mi­gra­tion

The Myanmar Times - - World -

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.” –

Photo: AFP

Don­ald Trump wants the US to take a tough stance on im­mi­gra­tion.

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