There isn’t much conservative author Michelle Malkin likes about Donald Trump, but she loves his plan to crack down on illegal immigration.
“I’m endorsing his immigration platform, which is airtight, which agrees with so many of the fundamental principles we talk about in our book,” Malkin said during an appearance on the Glenn Beck Program last night.
Malkin believes Trump is “listening to the right people.”
“What I think most people are hungering for now is somebody they can trust, even if they disagree with him,” Malkin said. “And one of the things I do point out because I can set aside whatever personal issues I have — or that he has with me — with Donald Trump is that he actually is listening to the right people on [the issue].”
According to the candidate’s website, he has three “core principles” on 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.
Trump believes “U.S. taxpayers have been asked to pick up hundreds of billions in healthcare costs, housing costs, education costs, welfare costs, etc.”
To that end, he’s going to force Mexico to pay for the wall along the southern border. Until they do, A President Trump would:
- impound all remittance payments derived from illegal wages;
- increase fees on all temporary visas issued to Mexican CEOs and diplomats (and if necessary cancel them);
- increase fees on all border crossing cards – of which we issue about 1 million to Mexican nationals each year (a major source of visa overstays);
- increase fees on all NAFTA worker visas from Mexico (another major source of overstays); and
- increase fees at ports of entry to the United States from Mexico [Tariffs and foreign aid cuts are also options].
“We will not be taken advantage of anymore,” according to his platform.