As Donald Trump said in the first GOP debate, people wouldn’t even be talking about immigration if it weren’t for him. His comments about undesirables crossing the boarder fired up both sides of the aisle, and recent stories of illegals savagely murdering American citizens like Kate Steinle and Marilyn Pharis and have done little to douse the flames.
Of course the big question many are asking is, ok Mr. Trump, you’re right there’s a problem, but what are you proposing to do about it? Those who think he’s all style and substance might be in for a surprise, because who Trump has decided to consult with to develop an immigration plan has caused folks to sit up and take notice.
As Breitbart reports, “In what may be the most important development in the 2016 Presidential race to date, Donald Trump has announced, and Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) office has confirmed, that the GOP front-runner is consulting with the Alabama Senator in crafting his immigration plan for the future of America.
The real estate mogul’s announcement will send shock waves through Washington D.C. and all across primary states.
Trump, whose campaign has focused primarily on issues of immigration and trade, has seen a meteoric rise since entering the race, with throngs of supporters across the country rocketing him to the top of every single poll, despite an extraordinary effort of establishment Republicans to take him down. Republican pundits have lobbed every imaginable accusation at Trump. Yet these same pundits, while seemingly furious at the man, have demonstrated no similar concern, angst, or passion about the dissolution of our southern border, the rampant exploitation of guest-worker programs, the collapse of middle class wages, and the growing illegal immigrant crime wave.
Sen. Sessions, Chairman of the Senate’s Immigration Subcommittee, is widely regarded as the gold standard on immigration. Sessions has also become the intellectual thought leader in the Republican Party on appealing to the blue collar voters who have been abandoned by their political leaders.”
Mr. Trump has already proven himself to be a savvy businessman and deal-maker. Now we’re finding out if he’s got the political leadership chops.
We shall seeee.
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]