Trump, Donald - Positions on immigration policy

“The three core principles of Donald J. Trump's immigration plan 
“When politicians talk about ‘immigration reform’ they mean: amnesty, cheap labor and open borders. The Schumer-Rubio immigration bill was nothing more than a giveaway to the corporate patrons who run both parties.
“Real immigration reform puts the needs of working people first – not wealthy globetrotting donors. We are the only country in the world whose immigration system puts the needs of other nations ahead of our own. That must change. Here are the three core principles of real immigration reform: 
“1. A nation without borders is not a nation. There must be a wall across the southern border. 
“2. A nation without laws is not a nation. Laws passed in accordance with our Constitutional system of government must be enforced. 
“3. A nation that does not serve its own citizens is not a nation. Any immigration plan must improve jobs, wages and security for all Americans.”
Other points on his website:
Make Mexico pay for the wall. - Defend the laws and Constitution of the United States. - 
Triple the number of ICE officers. - Nationwide E-Verify. This simple measure will protect jobs for unemployed Americans.- Mandatory return of all criminal aliens. - Detention—not catch-and-release. - Defund sanctuary cities. - Enhanced penalties for overstaying a visa. - Cooperate with local gang task forces.- End birthright citizenship.
Put American Workers First - Increase prevailing wage for H-1Bs. - Requirement to hire American workers first. - End welfare abuse. - Jobs program for inner city youth.
Refugee program for American children. Increase standards for the admission of refugees and asylum-seekers to crack down on abuses. Use the monies saved on expensive refugee programs to help place American children without parents in safer homes and communities, and to improve community safety in high crime neighborhoods in the United States.
Immigration moderation. Before any new green cards are issued to foreign workers abroad, there will be a pause where employers will have to hire from the domestic pool of unemployed immigrant and native workers. This will … allow record immigration levels to subside to more moderate historical averages.
NumbersUSA grades presidential candidates based on their voting records and public statements on immigration. Donald Trump is graded A- as of January 14, 2016.  View the NumbersUSA report at: