Trump returns to Phoenix, details immigration plan

Message to MIA Sens.  John McCain and Jeff Flake: Arizona Republicans have long memories. Our party symbol is the elephant. 

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump returned to Phoenix Wednesday evening, addressing a crowd of thousands of supporters at the downtown Convention Center. It was the second leg of a whirlwind trip after meeting with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto earlier in the day.

A parade of prominent politicos were on hand for Trump. Taking his turn on the podium was Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was greeted with rousing cheers, coming off his primary election victory Tuesday night. AZ GOP Chairman Robert Graham, who boycotted Trump’s July 2015 initial appearance received only a polite smattering of  applause. Graham introduced Arizona Treasurer Jeff DeWit, who is also the state chairman for Trump. The contrast in their receptions was not subtle. Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, sporting a “Make Mexico Great Again Also” baseball cap spoke in support of Trump.  Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, a solid conservative, and cap wearer. miscalculated when he sent out a congratulation to John McCain on “his victory last night.” Sessions appeared nonplussed by the boos his comment generated. Vice Presidential nominee Mike Pence introduced Donald Trump.

Trump held true to his pledge to provide a “serious policy address on one of the greatest issues of our time, illegal immigration” — which he referred to as “worse than anybody ever realized.”

Addressing his meeting with the Mexican president, he said, “It was a thoughtful and substantive conversation, and it’s going to go on for a while, and in the end, we’re all going to win,” Trump said, promising that in a Trump presidency, he’d pursue “a new relationship between our two countries.”

 Laying out his ten-point immigration plan, Trump told the audience, “Today on a very complicated  and very difficult subject you will get the truth. The fundamental problem with the immigration system in our country is that it serves the needs of wealthy donors, political activists and powerful politicians. Let me tell you who it does not serve. It does not serve you — the American people.  When politicians talk about immigration reform, they usually mean the following: amnesty, open borders, lower wages.  Immigration reform should mean something else entirely. It should mean improvements to our laws and policies to make life better for Americans citizens.”

Thunderous cheers filled the hall.

It was Trump’s ten-point immigration plan that attendees were waiting for, since such a bold move has not been forthcoming from other presidential candidates or those occupying the White House, frustrating the American people for years.  There was no equivocating as he detailed his proposal:

Number 1 on Trump’s ten point list was construction the border wall.

His second point was the end of “catch and release” policies.

“Anyone who illegally crosses the border will be detained until they are moved out of our country and back to the country from which they came.” he said.

Point number 3: “Zero tolerance for criminal aliens.”

Point number 4: “End federal funding for “sanctuary cities,” which provide havens for illegals.

Number 5? Putting an end to the impossible to enforce Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program authorized through an executive order by Barack Obama, supposedly to affect those who were brought to the U.S. before age 16.. Since it applies to those under the age of 31 by June 15, 2012, there is no actual mechanism to ascertain whether they were brought here 20 years ago at age 3 or slipped across the border last week.

Number 6 calls for an end to issuing visas from countries such as Syria and Libya, which are unable to adequately screen their residents. Trump describes his policy as “extreme vetting.”

Number 7: Ensure countries take back immigrants the United States deports.

Number 8: Complete the biometric program responsible for tracking entries and exits on visas, which are frequently overstayed. We must know who is in our country.

Number 9: Would expand use of the employment verification system, E-Verify, and stop illegals from receiving benefits.

Number 10: includes reforming the legal immigration system to “serve the best interests of workers“ a point which needs clarification. 

 H/T Right Side Broadcasting for providing this video of the event. If you were unable to attend, try this.

7 Responses to Trump returns to Phoenix, details immigration plan

  1. Longtime GOP PC says:

    Why would either of Arizona’s limp-wristed Republicrat senators show up to support our party’s presidential nominee? McCain already got what he needed on Tuesday…enough votes to keep the dilapidated deceiver on the ballot in November, where all indicators are he will lose to Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick. His lies and those perpetrated by his lobbyist led out of state PACs outrageously characterized Dr. Kelli Ward as an ISIS enabler! McCain has never let honesty get in the way of his schemes to stay in office..

    Jeff the Flake already made his views known when he said of the GOP presidential nominee, “Donald Trump doesn’t deserve to win and shouldn’t win.” These two claim to be Republicans! Phooey! I’ll vote for my pooch first.

  2. East Valley Conservative says:

    Very long lines again, but I’ve never been disappointed attending a Trump event. He’s aware of the unique problems we in Arizona face as a border state and the major portal for traffickers of crime, drugs and the illegals that bring them both across our border with no consequences. The catch and release plan has certainly worked wonders!!

    As to belly crawling Jeff Flake, he has presidential aspirations of his own.It’s important Arizonans unite to oust him before he wins a second term. Otherwise, we will be responsible for cloning a second McCain.

  3. Saguaro Sam says:

    It has apparently been decided that liberal TV anchor Matt Lauer, who is a major donor to the Clinton Global Initiative (retirement) fund
    will be hosting the Presidential Forum.

    Wonder if Matt will wear socks?
    He interviewed Olympic swimmer Ryan Loechte in NYC with his right leg resting awkwardly on his left knee, revealing that he was sans socks. Leather loafers, NYC heat and humidity, and no socks.

  4. Mike says:

    I voted for Ward against McCain but now I’ll vote for McCain against the democrat b/c I don’t want the senate to be controlled by ChuckUSchumer. If Ward was right and McCain does kick the bucket while in office Ducey picks the successor. As for McCain he knows that only 56% of Republicans picked him. 44% wanted him gone. Ward was a strong opponent. If there wasn’t the other 2 bait votes Ward might have done better but this McCain usually runs away with these primaries w/60% or 70% of the vote. Not so this time. As for Flake? Get someone to run against him that has some money and name recognition that is a conservative w/out baggage and Flake’s gone.

    • Arizona Conservative Guy says:

      John McCain, Jon Kyl and now Jeff Flake have all voted to confirm the most liberal federal judges. Janet Napolitano was confirmed as Secretary of Homeland Security with the assist of AZ Senators. Hillary Clinton won confirmation as Secretary of State with their confirmation votes. Eric Holder and later Loretta Lynch were confirmed as U.S. Attorney Generals with helpful votes from these so-called Republicans. The list goes on. McCain called Hillary a “rock star” he could support for president.

      What do you think we could get from electing liberal Ann Kirkpatrick that we haven’t already been getting from McCain? I’m a longtime, active conservative Republican and can’t recall ever voting for a Democrat. I will this time. I want McCain gone that badly and see no difference between what the traitorous maverick has shoved down our throats for decades and what we’d get from her. She was voted out after her first term in Congress and then ran again. She can be beaten again. The deceitful octogenarian John McCain who is funded by George Soros is running for another 6 year term. He won’t be reelected with my vote. Unlike McCain, I have principles. Tell me how he differs from any of his liberal Democrat friends of which Chuck Schumer is one ?

  5. Conservative Since Birth says:

    Watching on TV last night, I thought Trump was terrific. Just back from Mexico City – he was energetic – and sympathetic when he paid tribute to the families that lost loved ones because of our open borders. And there he was this morning – in Ohio talking to the American Legion. He runs circles around Hillary.

    His immigration plan hits all the important areas. This is on Drudge now: TRUMP MULLS USING SEIZED CARTEL ASSETS TO PAY FOR WALL… He’s working hard and hitting all the right notes. He loves this country – that’s plain to see – unlike what we’ve been putting up with for almost 8 years and I think he’s already accomplished more than any one of the other 14 EVER would have. None seemed to have an original thought.

  6. Attila The Hunny says:

    Arizona House member Phil Lovas, representing District 22, was also met with loud boos and jeers from the audience when he congratulated longtime amnesty supporter John McCain on his victory. Lovas must be brain dead. .