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Republican Platform Formalizes Push for Donald Trump's Mexico Border Wall

Sabrina Siddiqui - The Guardian
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July 19, 2016



Breaking down Donald Trump's most egregious claims with FactCheck.org (USA Today)

Update: Trump Officially Nominated as Republican Presidential Candidate (Yonhap)

Republicans officially adopted a platform on Monday that embraces Donald Trump’s controversial proposals on immigration and includes a stated commitment to build a wall along the US-Mexico border.

The long-awaited document, a blueprint for the party’s agenda for the 2016 presidential and congressional elections, was agreed upon by a voice vote on the floor of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. While there are few surprises in its contents, much of which was made public at a meeting of the Republican platform committee last week, the influence of Trump is apparent, particularly on his signature issues of immigration reform and trade policy.

The platform takes a hardline on immigration, calling for a border wall and “protecting all ports of entry”.

“The border wall must cover the entirety of the southern border and must be sufficient to stop both vehicular and pedestrian traffic,” it states.

The document also demonstrates little sympathy for undocumented immigrants.

Barack Obama’s executive orders in 2012 and 2014, which provided deportation relief to millions of immigrants brought to the US as children and immigrant parents of US citizens and lawful permanent residents, are dubbed “unlawful amnesties” and the document calls for a Republican president to immediately rescind them. It also casts suspicions on the roughly 11 million undocumented immigrants in the US and illegal immigration more broadly, as Trump has repeatedly done on the presidential campaign trail.

“In a time of terrorism, drug cartels, human trafficking, and criminal gangs, the presence of millions of unidentified individuals in this country poses grave risks to the safety and sovereignty of the United States,” the platform reads.

“Our highest priority, therefore, must be to secure our borders and all ports of entry and to enforce our immigration laws.”

Read the rest at The Guardian

Related: Donald Trump Explains Plan to Fund Wall Along Us-Mexico Border (ABC News)

Related: At GOP Convention, Little Sympathy for Border Wall Opponents (Cronkite News)

Related: First Day of Republican Convention Sounds Dark Notes (TIME)

Related: The RNC Proved It: Trumpism Isn’t About Economic Anxiety - It’s About Fear of Others. (Vox)

Related: Trump Supporters Say Terrorist Attacks Strengthen Case for Mexico Wall (The Guardian)

Related: Here's What Every Speaker at the Republican Convention Should Have, But Didn't, Tell You (Vox)

Related: ‘Make America Great Again’ Is Not a Policy, It’s an Exercise in Mass Psychology (Hamodia)

Related: Michelle Obama and Melania Trump: Compare the Speeches - Critics Accuse Republican Nominee's Wife of Plagiarism (Newsweek)

Related: The Melania Trump Controversy? It’s Out of Donald’s Playbook. (MacLean's)

Related: Trump Blaming Immigrants for Spreading Disease Isn’t Just Offensive, It’s Scientifically Wrong (Quartz)

Related: Hispanic Trump Supporters Can Face Criticism from Friends, Family (The Santa Fe New Mexican)

Related: Stephen Colbert Crashed the RNC Stage to Insult Trump, Then Got Kicked Off (The Mexico Ledger)

Related: Artist Spencer Tunick's 100 Naked Women Upstage Republican National Convention in Cleveland (Santa Monica Observer)

100 brave women posed nude for an art installation by Spencer Tunick during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio (Spencer Tunick)

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