After promising start on amnesty, Trump backs down

Trump speech on immigration

Such a promising start, but it didn’t take long for The Donald to show that he’s every bit as craven as the rest of those supporting amnesty. Turns out, he stands for amnesty himself. Here is what he is now saying as reported by Roy Beck of Numbers USA:

On Friday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Trump said he was “a very big believer in the merit system” to “work something out” for “some of these people have been here, they’ve done a good job. You know, in some cases, sadly, they’ve been living under the shadows.”

“Well, the first thing we do is take the bad ones, of which there are, unfortunately, quite a few. We take the bad ones, and get them the hell out. . . . We have to get the bad ones out. Then the other ones — and I’m a very big believer in merit system. I have to tell you. Because some of these people have been here, they’ve done a good job. You know, in some cases, sadly, they’ve been living under the shadows, etc. We have to do something. So, whether it’s merit or whether it’s whatever, but I’m a believer in the merit system. If somebody’s been outstanding, we try to work something out. But before we do anything, Joe, we have to secure the border….”

These comments are in line with an earlier report from

Donald Trump says if he’s elected president, he’d let undocumented workers who are productive stay in the United States, but if they just sponge off the system and don’t contribute … he’d have them deported.

Trump tells TMZ he’d create a “system of merit,” saying people here illegally should have “a road to legal status” if they work hard and contribute to the country.

Trumps says it’s unrealistic and inhumane to attempt to deport all of them. Thus, the merit system. He says many undocumented workers are “hardworking people” who deserve a chance to live the American dream.

This kind of mealy mouth talk is, of course, no different from what most Republican candidates have been saying for years in response to the immigration travesty heaped upon us by the liberals.

There is only one way to solve the “illegal immigration problem.” We must remove the magnets that are drawing the illegals into America. There are three primary magnets, which must be eliminated. Any other approach is appeasement and will meet with failure. Here are three steps that, if taken, will end the problem conclusively and permanently:

  1. Mandate English as the official language for America. If Spanish is offered as a public language (as it presently is), then it is all the easier for illegals to live and thrive in the U.S. In the early part of the twentieth century, legal immigrants had to learn English in order to become citizens. This is one of the first requisites in order to maintain a stable culture. A nation needs a common language.
  2. Eliminate all welfare benefits to illegals. Giving basic welfare services to illegals is nonsensical and greatly increases their desire to infiltrate our country. This must be ended. Such an approach will sound harsh to sensitive souls, but we are going to incur extremely harsh consequences without such a termination.
  3. Enact E-Verify and enforce the criminal laws on the books. Harboring a criminal is a crime in any rational society. Thus the hiring of illegal immigrants becomes a crime; it is aiding and abetting. This is why it is punishable under the law. But in order to justly do this, employers have to be given a means to check citizenship status. Therefore, E-Verify must be enacted. Does this threaten us with a national ID? No more than we already have with our Social Security number. E-Verify merely opens up the data base to all private employers so they can easily verify an applicant’s citizenship.

Thus we don’t need any official government deportation program to round up illegals and expel them; they will simply return to where they came from on their own once the above three policies are enacted.

When you have millions of fire ants invading your back yard, which is full of honey pots, you must remove the honey pots if you want to stem the invasion. Thus the only solution is to eliminate the magnets that bring the illegals here. Humans are clever enough to find their way over, under, and around walls and fences. Only by removal of the magnets can this problem be solved.

Our problem today is that both Republicans and Democrats are obsessed with the illusions of multiculturalism. Both are poisoned with altruistic guilt concerning the poverty of the Third World. Both are blind to the balkanization morass into which they are driving America. Thus we are cursed with pygmy politicians pandering for votes and wishing to ease amnesty in under euphemistic guise. If we allow amnesty to take place, the next wave of illegals rushing to America will be 40 million instead of the present 25 million. Unfortunately Donald Trump has shown himself to be just another “pygmy politician.”

According to, the true number of illegals in America is in excess of 25 million, not 12 million. Just as the Federal Government is lying to us about price inflation, it is also lying to us about the number of illegals in the country.

Fifty years hence, our children will not be thinking kindly about the polyglot of third-world cultures and disparate languages that we have bequeathed to them. It won’t be “America the beautiful” that we have passed on to the future.

As I wrote in Breaking the Demopublican Monopoly in 2010:

“Instead of a return to the soundness of the original American concept of strictly limited immigration and assimilation, we are cursed with Republican corporatists and Democrat multiculturalists wishing only to tinker around the edges of the monstrosity that Senator Ted Kennedy gave us with the 1965 Immigration Act. Today’s ‘conservatives’ have become no different from the ‘liberals’ and their legislative masochism for America.”

“Despicable indeed. But a nation gets the politicians it deserves, and we have reaped an assortment of quislings that now slither around in the most fetid of Machiavellian muck.

“This immigration disaster that so many intelligent men and women refuse to see developing, and thus are helping to foment by their cavalier default, is going to be ripping through our culture over the next 50 years like crude biker gangs swooping into the havens of an old, respected college campus to stake out living quarters. If we fail to stem its tide, there will be a hideous upsetting of all the vital interweavings of morality and sociological customs that take many painstaking decades to construct, and which are the sine qua non of free, ordered civilization. This should be chilling and galvanizing to Americans upon contemplation.”



Nelson HultbergNelson Hultberg is a freelance writer in Dallas, Texas and the Director of Americans for a Free Republic A graduate of Beloit College in Wisconsin, his articles have appeared in such publications as The American Conservative, Insight, Liberty, The Freeman, The Social Critic, The Dallas Morning News, and the San Antonio Express-News, as well as on numerous Internet sites.

He is the author of The Golden Mean: Libertarian Politics, Conservative Values

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