In a rally in Austin, which protesters predictably tried to disrupt, Trump is hitting Hillary on all the immigration points he should be hitting her.
You may remember that Peter Brimelow told the Daily Beast's Gideon Resnick that Trump and Steve Bannon might be be going to turn the campaign into a " referendum on “comprehensive immigration reform” i.e Amnesty/ Immigration Surge, in which case it will be a massacre."
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Trump slams Clinton for promising 'massive amnesty'For the record, the US already has a Deportation Force—ICE, Immigration And Customs Enforcement. And in the event of a major crackdown, it has all the other Federal Agencies, and the US Army. I've mentioned that in 2006, I had the opportunity to speak to former Border Patrolman Bob Park, who as a young man took part in Operation Wetback, in 1954. He pointed out that Eisenhower didn't have to pass any laws.
By Rebecca Savransky, The Hill, August 23, 2016
Donald Trump on Tuesday slammed Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton for promising amnesty to undocumented people [sic] in America, even as reports swirl that the GOP nominee may be open to the "softening" of immigration laws.
"Hillary Clinton wants a totally open border. She wants catch and release. She wants ObamaCare and other things for illegal immigrants — in many cases, more than our great veterans get," Trump said during a rally Tuesday night in Austin, Texas.
"She has said she's going to give massive amnesty in her first 100 days. She wants to gut immigration enforcement. The immigration people do such a great job, but they have no leadership at the top."
The GOP nominee continued to criticize Clinton for supporting sanctuary cities, putting his hand up and making a cutting motion at his throat.
He also said the Democratic nominee wants to let people overstay visas without being removed from the country.
"One lawless order after another," he said.
"We must not let that happen. We are going to vote for President Donald Trump and we're going to stop it," he said, to cheers from the audience.
The real estate tycoon has in the past called for some kind of deportation force to remove the 11 million people in this country illegally.
But questions have been raised over his position on immigration over the past few days, after Trump's campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, said it's "to be determined" whether the candidate's plans will include some type of deportation force.[ More ]
Being an illegal alien was already illegal. All it took was for the President of the United States to decide that something should be done, and then do it. If Trump wants to, he can do that too.
You can see Trump's full Austin speech here: