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News Thursday, Mar 10 2016

Donald Trump's Nativist Fearmongering

Mar 10, 2016

Donald Trump’s new plan to limit legal immigration is front and center at tonight’s CNN debate.

Trump has made hardline anti-immigrant policies a litmus test in the 2016 Republican presidential primary. He’s recognized the GOP base’s red meat cravings, and eagerly fed them as much inflammatory rhetoric as they can handle. Trump’s nativist strategy is to alienate, marginalize, and exclude — and each and every day he goes a step further, with the rest of the Republican field following him in near-lockstep.

Donald Trump’s the GOP’s xenophobic bigot-in-chief. To call his anti-immigrant rhetoric repugnant is an understatement. Trump’s demagogic fearmongering and shameless appeals to the GOP’s base’s anti-immigrant biases and fears is appalling. Trump:

  • Began his campaign by characterizing immigrants are “rapists” and criminals who are bringing drugs and crime;
  • Blames undocumented immigrants and the “open border” for the opioid epidemic;
  • Called for ending 14th Amendment-guaranteed birthright citizenship, and denigrated American citizens born to immigrant parents as “anchor babies”;
  • Pledged to impose large-scale forcible deportation of all undocumented immigrants living in the U.S.; and,
  • Promised to impose limits on legal immigration
Ted Cruz:
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Published: Mar 10, 2016

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