"Softening?" Trump Offers Details About the Wall in Highly Anticipated Immigration Speech
A few hours before his address, Trump met Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto in Mexico, where the two offered a cordial joint press conference to reporters.
We want to “build a fair relationship between the two countries,” Trump said in Phoenix.
Both countries are going to win as a result of his plan, he said.
“It’s our right to choose immigrants who we think will be most likely to thrive and flourish and love us,” Trump began. American lives have been stolen because our politicians have failed to enforce our laws. Families have been torn apart by sanctuary city policies — some of whom joined Trump onstage following his remarks.
Instead of funneling so much money to illegal immigration, the United States could invest in school vouchers, Trump argued.
“The wellbeing of the American people matters,” he said. “Our greatest compassion must be for our American citizens.”
Hillary Clinton’s immigration plan consists of “open borders and let everyone come in,” Trump said. In contrast, his plan was drafted in part by federal immigration officers, lawmakers who have led on the issue and people who are directly impacted by policies.
Here were some of his main initiatives: