Reactions to Trump's immigration speech didn't wait.
Yesterday was all about Donald Trump's visit to Mexico and his immigration speech in Phoenix, Arizona.
After his meeting with President Enrique Peña Nieto Trump assured Mexico would pay for the wall Trump plans to build in the southern border. Nonetheless Peña Nieto tweeted, "I made it clear Mexico would not pay for the wall."
Meanwhile, Hilary Clinton, referring to this visit said:
"You don't build a coalition by insulting our friends or acting like a loose canon. You do it by putting in the slow hard work of building relationships... It takes consistency and reliability... It takes more than trying to make up of a year of insults and insinuations by dropping in on our neighbors for a few hours and then flying home again, that it's not how it works."
In Phoenix Trump gave a 'detailed policy address on illegal immigration.'
As he said, his policies will be:
- Build a wall along the Southern Border.
- End Catch-and-Release.
- Zero tolerance for criminal aliens.
- Block funding for Sanctuary Cities.
- Cancel unconstitutional Executive Orders & Enforce All Immigration Laws.
- Stop the issuance of visas to any place where adequate screening cannot occur.
- Ensure that countries take their people back when ordered deportation.
- Complete the biometric entry-exit visa tracking system.
- Turn off the jobs and benefits magnet.
- Reform legal immigration to serve the best interests of America and its workers.
Reactions didn't wait. Trump's critic and editor in chief of The Daily Wire, Ben Shapiro said, "All in all, the speech was about as strong a speech as we're likely to see a Republican make on the illegal immigration issue. Would that Trump had been making it all along, rather than distracting with myths about mass deportations and goon quads arriving in the night to separate families and fill bans on all Muslims entering the country. But better late than never. And for the most part, Trump got it right."
Meanwhile people in Arizona took the streets to show their opinion. BBC reported Arturo Gonzalez words, "I'm here because I hear what Donald Trump says about Mexicans. He talks badly about Mexicans. I work hard, I have a good job, I do a lot in this country." AlsoS signs of "Trump's hate does not represent our state."
Others, like Lourdes Stiver a dual citizen of the US and Mexico said, "I really wish I could give a speech in Spanish to people here. They would be totally convinced that he will fight for us. I cannot imagine America without Trump, he is the only guy that will defend us. The wall will really help - I have literally seen people with backpacks just walking over the border."
The BBC also reported she is ashamed to be Mexican because it is a "nasty and corrupt country."
Also, Wayne Allyn Root, businessman, TV and radio personality wrote in Fox News "A president was born on Wednesday." He goes on and on about how Trump's speech made him tear saying it was a game changer and was the first speech that aimed at Americans, for Americans, delivered by a proud American, who values American exceptionalism.
Some unexpected reactions came from several Hispanic Trump surrogates. They are reconsidering their support for him after the speech. Jacob Monty, member of Trump’s National Hispanic Advisory Council resigned, reported Politico. “I was a strong supporter of Donald Trump when I believed he was going to address the immigration problem realistically and compassionately,” said Monty.
Also Alfonso Aguilar, president of the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles, said in an interview he was "inclined" to pull his support. “It’s so disappointing because we feel we took a chance, a very risky chance,” Aguilar said. “We decided to make a big U-turn to see if we could make him change. We thought we were moving in the right direction … we’re disappointed. We feel misled.”