President Donald Trump says he is pushing for “pro-American immigration” policies, marking a huge rhetorical jump from the pro-business cliches and slogans preferred by establishment leaders and lobbies.
“In perhaps no area did the Washington special interests try harder to stop us than on my policy of pro-American immigration,” Trump said in his August 28 acceptance speech, adding:
But I refused to back down, and today America’s borders are more secure than ever before.
We ended catch and release, stopped asylum fraud, took down human traffickers who prey on women and children, and we have deported 20,000 gang members and 500,000 criminal aliens. We have already built 300 miles of border wall, and we are adding 10 new miles every single week. The wall will soon be complete, and it is working beyond our wildest expectations.
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