Yablo wrote:I think his plan for a wall along the border may be a stretch, but I fully agree with the message. We can't guarantee the safety and well-being of our citizens without secure borders.
A 'stretch'? His 'plan' is "build a wall, make Mexico pay for it". That's it. I'm not even summarizing; that is literally
the 'plan' he's laid out.
That's not a stretch; just referring to that as a plan
is a stretch.
Yablo wrote: I think Clinton's characterization of his deportation plan is a little off the mark, too. Rather than going door to door rounding up anyone without documentation, Trump would simply instruct his immigration, justice, and border patrol to be more efficient and determined in their efforts when they find anyone who is here illegally.
Trump is on record for stating he would triple
the number of immigration and deportation agents, and create a new 'special deportation task force' (his words, not mine) to go after the 'most serious threats'. Clinton's characterization isn't off the mark; it's just a repeat of what Trump himself has already said.
Yablo wrote:Proof of citizenship is required for most employment, and in most areas of the country, it is required for a wide range of licenses and permits. Anyone here illegally knows they're here illegally, and granting amnesty and citizenship condones the breaking of our laws while simultaneously slapping all legal immigrants in the face.
There are legal immigrants here with family members who are illegal immigrants. In some cases, we're talking about their parents, siblings, or even children. Do you think they take it as a slap-in-the-face when people talk about granting their loved ones amnesty?
Let me put it another way: If your mother was here illegally, how would you feel if I told you I'd grant her amnesty, but I felt like that would be an insult to you? "Wow, you're absolutely right, working to deport my mom to spare my feelings is so much less
Yablo wrote:He has walked back his ban on Muslim immigrants statement to mean extreme vetting, and given the state of the world and the demographics of known terrorists, I believe it's unfortunate but not entirely unreasonable.
I'm going to go out on a limb here and wager you don't know how our actual vetting system currently works.
If it was any more 'extreme', people wouldn't be submitting themselves for US citizenship; they'd be submitting their unborn children
for it -- because that's how long it'd take for the vetting process to complete.