U.S. President

Oregon General Election – November 8, 2016
U.S. President
August 27, 2016
The two major party candidates for U.S. President are Hillary Clinton, Democrat, and Donald Trump, Republican.
1. DONALD TRUMP has an excellent position statement on immigration policy posted on his website.  In the introduction to the full statement he says:
“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.”
Sections of his statement cover these topics: Make Mexico Pay For The Wall; Defend The Laws And Constitution Of The United States; Triple the number of ICE officers; Nationwide e-verify; 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.  Then there is additional information about further steps he would take to ensure effective enforcement of immigration laws and to bring needed improvements to present laws.
Trump has spoken at many rallies about his immigration views and had many television interviews on the subject.  He has consulted with Sen. Jeff Sessions, an expert on true immigration reform, and continues to have the Senator’s advice and endorsement.  True immigration reformers can thank Mr. Trump for bringing national attention to the subject.  His campaign has been a sharp contrast to those of many other political figures who avoid frank, open discussion of issues relating to illegal immigration or excessive legal immigration, try to deflect serious questions with clichés and platitudes about the Statue of Liberty, “a nation of immigrants”, etc., and serve the interests of ethnic and business lobbies.
NumbersUSA’s new Voter Guide with report on Trump’s positions on immigration is here.  The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) has also analyzed immigration positions of the major candidates. See their report here.
Trump’s campaign website:  https://www.donaldjtrump.com/ .
2. HILLARY CLINTON is the nominee of the Democratic Party.
NumbersUSA’s new Voter Guide with report on Clinton’s positions on immigration is here.  It gives a detailed account of her record on immigration issues during her whole political career, as well as her current campaign positions.
A comparison of the Clinton and Trump immigration plans by Marguerite Telford of the Center for Immigration Studies concludes: “Trump’s plan … returns time and time again to immigration policy’s role in helping build America and helping citizens and legal immigrants achieve the American dream, and Clinton’s plan … almost exclusively speaks to providing illegal aliens a path to citizenship and allowing their family members the same.”
The Center for Immigration Studies has published a list of questions for candidate Clinton, basic questions on immigration policy to which she has never given clear answers.
The huge increases in immigration that would occur under Clinton’s announced policy are discussed here.
Clinton’s campaign website:  https://www.hillaryclinton.com/  

The other 2 Presidential candidates are Gary Johnson, Libertarian Party, and Jill Stein, Green Party. NumbersUSA’s overall assessment of Gary Johnson is that he favors more foreign workers and champions less enforcement of immigration laws.  Stein’s views also are assessed as favoring more foreign workers and less enforcement of immigration laws.  See the NumbersUSA report for details about their immigration positions here.