GOP presidential hopefuls reveal stricter immigration stances before first debate

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Thursday night brings the first primary debates of this election cycle. Cleveland, Ohio is hosting the ten leading candidates for the Republican nomination that will face off against each other on prime time television.

But before going into the first GOP, top contenders Donald Trump and Jeb Bush recently provided additional details about their plans to address the country’s immigration problems. The issue of immigration has propelled Trump to front-runner status and he has told the media that if elected, he would force undocumented immigrants, especially the criminals, to go back to their countries of origin.

In an interview with Fox News, Trump stated, “I get rid of the bad ones because we have a lot of really bad apples. We have a lot of bad dudes that are causing tremendous problems.”

For undocumented immigrants who could become assets to America, Trump encourages them to come back in a legal way. He remarked, “I’d let them back legally. They have to come through a legal system. And I’d make that system much quicker, much faster. I want people to come into the country.”

The real estate mogul also wants Mexico to pay for a wall on the Southern U.S. border to help stop undocumented immigrants from crossing into the United States. Trump said, “Mexico is making a fortune from us and they will pay for it. Mark my words — it’s called negotiation.”

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush on the other hand, released his plans to increase border security, his plan includes a flesible and “forward-leaning” border patrol, new technology to patrol the border, improved border infrastructure, electronic verification of workers, crackdowns on visa over-stayers and sanctuary city policies.

In a written statement, Bush said, “These proposals, when combined with a rigorous path to earned legal status, would realistically and honestly address the status of the 11 million people here illegally today and protect against future illegal immigration.”

Other Republican presidential hopefuls like Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker raised the possibility of curbing legal immigration and Senator Marco Rubio said he now rejects a comprehensive approach and wants to tackle border security first. It’s a wait-and-see how big an issue immigration will become — not just in the first GOP debate — but as the campaign season heats up.

You may contact Henni Espinosa at henni_espinosa@abs-cbn.com for more information.

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  • HELLO
    6 August 2015 at 6:53 pm - Reply

    Yes Donald Trump is the leader we Americans need, yes throw out all illegal out of America , yes Filipinos that is illegal should get kick out of America, all illegal from all around the world that is in America illegal. We true Americans will back up Donald Trump if he gets into the white House.

  • filam
    6 August 2015 at 10:51 pm - Reply

    Trump 2016. Make America great again. Secure the border and deport illegals
    Stop sanctuary cities that endanger American lives

  • Enigma
    7 August 2015 at 6:34 am - Reply

    Its too early to say anything about the Presidential candidates , Trump talk the talk but will he walk the walk ? So far , i like his message and its originality . He is not politician and his message are genuine.

    • Arbi
      7 August 2015 at 11:46 am - Reply

      SIRA ULO

  • Mario
    7 August 2015 at 7:33 pm - Reply

    My opinion is it will be Donald Trump vs Bernie Sander for the Presidential election, a Socialist vs Capitalist. Hillary Clinton might not make it, she will go to jail before the election. Gen Patreaus found guilty for keeping restricted materials inside his office desk,he forgot to locked it.Hillary send thousand emails and some are restricted materials. FBI is already working on it, did Obama’s gave the go signal to the FBI, that is why Joe Biden is also running.

    • Delia
      10 August 2015 at 10:42 am - Reply

      @Mario,You seriously think the FBI investigation is going to generate an indictment?
      Not a chance. Not that she shouldn’t be indicted, (she should probably be shot) but this investigation is just the subversive internal workings of the Democratic Party on display. They’ll stab one another in the back until they look like pin-cushions, but they don’t like sending each other to jail.

      • Arbi
        11 August 2015 at 4:18 am - Reply

        Welcome back Delia……………

        • Delia
          11 August 2015 at 8:55 am - Reply

          Wow,Arbi is this really you? First nice word i heard from you. Thanks, glad to be back though not for long .My Family and our Business are relocating out of the country if all goes well.

          Again thank you for welcoming .

          • Arbi
            11 August 2015 at 9:23 am -

            well, while you’re away Enigma aka Noz filled up the comment sections of BA with full of nonsense (vulgar, deceptive, hate ,violence and gay activities) it is a waste of time and space for the readers……..we missed your opinions and ideology, reading your comments is like reading an article from the newspaper, hope Enigma aka NOZ will stop his advocacy in promoting hate and terrorism.

          • HELLO
            11 August 2015 at 12:41 pm -

            Hey Delia watch-out Arbi, his a “TROLL.” The troll that has been on Balitang America News for long time and been making some bad comments about other people that make comments? He’s illegal in America. So Delia watch out for the “TROLL.”

          • Delia
            12 August 2015 at 6:07 am -

            @Hello,thanks i appreciate your concern.

        • noz
          14 August 2015 at 6:07 pm - Reply

          TRUMP WILL GET YOUR ASSES CRIMINAL ILLEGAL ALIEN, AND YOUR TWIN PIE CRIMINAL ILLEGAL ALIEN BACK TO YOUR HELLHOLE LAND. ADIOS ASSHATS.

  • Enigma
    12 August 2015 at 8:33 am - Reply

    ROTFLAMAO HA!HA!HA!HA!HA! WHAT A FAKE ACT ARBI, BACKSTABBING DELIA ON ALL YOUR POST.NOW YOUR PLAYING A DARLING CARD? HOW PATHETIC,COWARDLY SELF-SERVING.HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!

    • Arbi
      12 August 2015 at 8:49 am - Reply

      what Delia did is just appropriate, she recognizes my nice remark, sometimes it wont hurt being nice, Delia has her own view of perceptions and neither i. i can imagine how you (Enigma aka Noz) and Hello (Hi) are so envy and jealous at d moment…..

  • HELLO
    13 August 2015 at 12:40 pm - Reply

    Arbi try to stay with the real main subject not other people comments?

    • Arbi
      13 August 2015 at 1:11 pm - Reply

      @ Hello Kitty, you are always full of crap and never run out of shit…….that’s how simple i could describe you.

      • Generoso Magaoay
        14 August 2015 at 7:10 pm - Reply

        While Filipino illegal immigrants are whining, bitching, crying, moaning, etc. on Donald Trump’s stance on illegal immigration, Americans including all legal residents in the United States shall unite once and for all and “vote” for the candidate who really speaks and fight for Americans and legal residents…

      • GoodBye
        16 August 2015 at 8:22 am - Reply

        Arbi, hey “TROLL'” I’ll find you and eat you up. Like a little kid cry and cry. When you make comments, I laugh and laugh at your comments.

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