Trump Plans to Build Wall to Keep Illegal Immigrants Out
Immigration has always been a major issue in the United States and the presidential candidates are starting to thresh out their solutions. Republican Party frontrunner Donald Trump discussed a plan to build a wall to keep illegal immigrants out in Tuesday’s Republican debate in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He says we need borders because illegal immigrants are hurting the country economically by taking jobs from Americans, and because they are bringing drugs into our cities.
Trump says that if he is elected president he will send 11 million illegal immigrants back home, build the wall, and tighten up border security so that it will be impossible to enter the United States illegally. He says that it’s unfair to the people who have filled out the proper forms and followed the procedures to enter the country if we let the illegal immigrants stay.
“You don’t get nicer, you don’t get friendlier,” Trump said. “We have no choice. We have to send them back home. We have no choice.”
Trump says people shouldn’t be given a free pass, and that we are a country of laws and people should have to abide by them. He says the wall will definitely work.
“If you don’t think walls work, all you need to do is ask Israel,” Trump said during the debate.
Trump’s main Republican opponent Ben Carson thinks that immigration is a major problem in the U.S. but sending them back home will only hurt their families. Carson instead suggests a plan for illegal immigrants to take the necessary steps to become a U.S. citizen, which would include a fine for entering and remaining in the country illegally. Many other Republican candidates agreed with this sentiment during the debate.
After the debate Trump remains a frontrunner for the Republican Party along with Ben Carson. Trump currently sits at 24.88% and Ben Carson at 24.40% in the national polls.
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