Mexico ‘will pay for the wall’

Donald Trump vows to deport 11 million undocumented immigrants and Mexico ‘will pay for wall’

Republican nominee Donald Trump delivered a lengthy, racially-charged speech on immigration where he reiterated his desire to build a wall on the US-Mexico border and outlined a policy of mass deportations of undocumented immigrants. Only hours earlier, he met Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto where he spoke of the “great contributions of Mexican-American citizens”. But in the speech in Phoenix, Arizona, Trump said: “We agree on the importance of ending the illegal flow of drugs, cash, guns, and people across our border, and to put the cartels out of business”. He quickly delved in to his proposals to fix the US immigration system, which he said were “worse than anybody ever realised.” The presidential nominee claimed the current immigration system fails to serve the American people.

“When politicians talk about immigration reform, they usually mean the following: amnesty, open borders, lower wages,” Trump said. “Immigration reform should mean something else entirely. It should mean improvements to our laws and policies to make life better for American citizens.”

Trump added that not all immigrants will be able to “successfully assimilate,” arguing that sometimes it simply does not work out. “It’s our right, as a sovereign nation to choose immigrants that we think are the likeliest to thrive and flourish and love us.”


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