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Trump Delivers A Speech For The Ages

One speech does not a campaign victory make – that is until last night when Donald Trump delivered his much-anticipated speech on immigration. The speech was, in its passion, in its emotional connection with Trump’s audience, and most importantly in its substance, a speech for the ages. 

And, we might add, in Trump’s adoption of the very language we here at CHQ have used since his first major speech on economic growth, a renewal of his promise to “forgotten Americans” of all races, creeds and colors Trump Angel Momsthat hope and help are on the way. 

While much of the establishment media commentary focused immediately on Trump’s 10-point plan for reestablishing America’s borders and immigration system in a way that serves and protects Americans first, we think one of the most important parts of the speech was Trump’s vision for his Administration beyond immigration enforcement. 

It is “We will accomplish all of the steps outlined above, and when we do, peace and law and justice and prosperity will prevail.” 

What has Hillary Clinton got to offer to counter that?  

The chaos and terror of open borders, the free-falling quality of life of economic stagnation and the cultural disaster of Muslim immigration that has destroyed Sweden and that is despoiling Germany and France even as you read this column. 

As important as that theme was to the speech, the most important rhetorical element of the speech was how Donald Trump established the need for his 10-point plan:

When politicians talk about immigration reform, they usually mean the following: amnesty, open borders, and lower wages. 

Immigration reform should mean something else entirely: it should mean improvements to our laws and policies to make life better for American citizens. 

But if we are going to make our immigration system work, then we have to be prepared to talk honestly and without fear about these important and sensitive issues. 

For instance, we have to listen to the concerns that working people have over the record pace of immigration and its impact on their jobs, wages, housing, schools, tax bills, and living conditions. These are valid concerns, expressed by decent and patriotic citizens from all backgrounds. 

We also have to be honest about the fact that not everyone who seeks to join our country will be able to successfully assimilate. It is our right as a sovereign nation to choose immigrants that we think are the likeliest to thrive and flourish here. 

In those five short paragraphs Donald Trump threw down the folly and conceit of Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio, John McCain, the Gang of Eight, Facebook Billionaire Mark Zuckerberg, the US Chamber of Commerce and the rest of the open borders econometric school of immigration policy. 

And finally, Donald Trump framed the core debate going into the post-Labor Day campaign as immigration and claimed the mantle of change agent by challenging the Washington establishment and media:

Instead, the media and my opponent discuss one thing, and only this one thing: the needs of people living here illegally. 

The truth is, the central issue is not the needs of the 11 million illegal immigrants – or however many there may be. 

That has never been the central issue. It will never be the central issue. 

Anyone who tells you that the core issue is the needs of those living here illegally has simply spent too much time in Washington. 

Only out of touch media elites think the biggest problem facing American society today is that there are 11 million illegal immigrants who don’t have legal status. 

To all the politicians, donors and special interests, hear these words from me today: there is only one core issue in the immigration debate and it is this: the well-being of the American people. Nothing even comes a close second. 

If Hillary Clinton has been looking weak and haggard on the campaign trail she must be positively terrified now, because last night Donald Trump rallied an army fiercely determined to take its country back and reclaim the promise that she and Barack Obama have stolen from them. 

To read the text of Donald Trump’s August 31 speech on immigration policy click this link.

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Trump to prevail

Trump achieved a milestone speech on Immigration and with minimal negative references to Hillary's policies. The one important fact he did not emphasize with reference to OBama's amnesty and immigration stance (which Hillary supports and will continue) is their violations of the Immigration & Nationality Act of 1952. This law, known as the McCarran-Walter Act provides for denying immigration to those persons declared unlawful, politically radical, etc. (among other traits). And "they must be willing and able to assimilate into the US economic, social, and political structures". Notably, Democrat Pres. Truman originally vetoed the bill as "discriminatory", BUT it was overturned by Congress and has been Law since then(however not adhered to by the present Admin.)!