Donald Trump is brilliant. Trump is a chess master. His instincts about immigration and the border were 100 percent on the money.
First of all, with the terrible Islamic State terrorist attack in Paris, immigration and our open border with Mexico just became the No. 1 issue in America. All the presidential candidates are now playing on Trump’s home turf. Trump is in command of the most important issue in America.
Next, always remember Trump wrote the book on negotiation. It’s called “The Art of the Deal.” Well his new book should be called “The Art of the Immigration Deal.” Will Trump ever get the chance to deport 12 to 15 million illegal aliens? Maybe not. But Trump understands this is all a negotiation. Just the threat of deporting millions of illegal aliens puts Trump in the drivers seat to get what he really wants.
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So what does he really want? What’s realistic for a conservative president with a Republican Senate and House? My educated guess is Trump wants the following three things and with the threat of deportation of millions hanging in the air, he’ll negotiate to get what he really wants!
First and foremost, Trump wants to build a wall. We must gain control of our own border. What was the first thing the Socialist president of France did after a massive terrorist attack? He closed the borders. Even a Socialist just proved how important it is to control your borders. It's how you keep your citizens safe from terror. It's literally the difference between life and death.
Walls work. Ask Israel. After they built their wall, terrorist attacks were stopped cold in their tracks. If America wants to keep Islamic State out of America, we must seal and control our border. Democrats will be playing on defense with Trump in the White House. They'll be so busy fighting mass deportation, Trump will easily get his wall. Under Trump the days of America being stupid are over.
Second, if Trump “compromises” and agrees not to deport every single illegal alien, there is something very valuable to negotiate. These law-breakers can stay but they can only stay if they’re here to work. They will not be allowed to collect welfare, food stamps or other entitlements ever again. That’s the penalty. That’s the very fair price they can pay. If they agree to work, pay taxes and pay their own bills, they can stay.
It’s a new dawn in America under Trump. You can’t break into our home and then expect us to pay your bills. You can work, you won’t be deported, you're in. That's the American Dream. Welfare is not the American Dream. You can never collect welfare, food stamps, housing allowances, aid to dependent children, or all the hundreds of other entitlements available to citizens. You get a work permit, but you'll never be a citizen. That’s the deal under Trump. Take it, or leave.
Oh and all illegal aliens will give up the right to ever vote. That would be a terrible conflict of interest. You committed a crime. Now you’re in. But you’ll never get the privilege of voting. That’s reserved for American citizens. Under Trump the days of America being stupid are over.
Third, Trump may never get approval to deport every single illegal alien, but his compromise position should be the instant deportation of every illegal alien in American prisons. Most of them are Mexican nationals. Why are we paying for their prison costs? Trump will demand Mexico reimburse us for every single dollar, or we’ll immediately deport every Mexican criminal back to Mexico. And with our shiny new wall in place, they won’t ever get back in.
Either way, Mexico can pay the bill. Under Trump the days of America being stupid are over.
Those are the three “compromises” Trump should negotiate in return for not deporting 12 to 15 million illegal aliens.
A police officer, right, advise refugees to follow him after they were pulled out of a train by German Federal Police at the train station of the south German border town Passau, Germany, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
But there’s one more “bonus” on the table involving immigration and the border. On the first day of a Trump administration, Donald Trump must overturn the Barack Obama-John Kerry plan to import tens of thousands of Syrian refugees into America. It’s insanity to allow thousands of potential terrorists into America. It’s self-destructive. It can only lead to the decline or death of America and our Judeo-Christian values.
Why aren’t wealthy Muslim countries taking them in? Why aren't Saudi Arabia or Kuwait taking them in? After what just happened in Paris, it’s clear to any sane American we cannot let any Syrian refugees, or any other Muslim refugees for that matter, into our country. The risk is immense and there is no upside. Donald Trump will restore sanity.
Millions of American mothers now understand we need someone like Trump to keep their children safe at night.
Folks, that’s what you call “The Art of the Deal.”
Wayne Allyn Root is known as "the Capitalist Evangelist." Wayne’s latest book is: "The Power of RELENTLESS!" Wayne is a former Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee, bestselling author, international business speaker, serial entrepreneur and conservative media personality – appearing on over 5,000 interviews in the past five years. Wayne’s web site: ROOTforAmerica.com.
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