Donald Trump has been leading the GOP’s anti-immigrant rhetoric ever since he announced his campaign by calling Mexicans “rapists” and demanding that Mexico pay for his classy wall along the southern border. In the GOP primary’s hostile environment, opposing any kind of pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants has become a litmus test for the entire GOP field.
From DACA to the Dream Act, every candidate on stage has criticized President Obama’s deportation protections. This isn’t just about winning the base though. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz have made it clear they aren’t pandering — they truly believe the anti-immigrant rhetoric they’re spewing.
Published: Jan 28, 2016