Because it’s so easy to understand and sensible.
Most Democrats up until a decade or so ago, were very much against illegal immigration, but since they saw potential voters in the raw numbers streaming across the border, they’ve numbed themselves to the concerns of the average voter whose jobs and wages are severely impacted by the influx of job seekers (which drives down wages) and welfare grabbers (which implodes the welfare state).
NOTE: Trump’s a newcomer to conservatism, but acts far more like it than any RINO I know of. And no, i’m not a Trump supporter (yet), Ted Cruz is my pick.
Trump’s Illegal Alien Policy Has Welcome Details Discussed by No One Else
Don’t get me wrong, as a liberal Democrat I think Donald Trump would be a disaster as president.
On the other hand, I must say that I was impressed by the level of detail in his recently released immigration policy paper.
As Mark Krikorian has written, Trump’s position “clearly has advanced the immigration debate.”
What I find significant, and surprising, is that his illegal alien policy paper is so detailed, and so appropriate, particularly on some of the financial specifics of immigration policy that no one else has even mentioned.
His earlier, frankly ridiculous, boast that he would build a wall on the southern border and get Mexico to pay for it has morphed into a sensible approach that would get it paid for by Mexican and other illegal aliens. Among his specific suggestions:
- Raise money for the wall by reducing current income tax breaks for illegal aliens;
- Enhance fees for overstaying a visa;
- Put more fees on the admission of legal temporary alien workers; and
- Charge admissions fees for all border crossers, every time they cross the border.