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6 Ways Conservatives and the GOP Created Donald Trump

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6. That God Dang Wall

Long before Trump conceived of a plan to build a wall on the border with Mexico, Republican politicians from Sen. John McCain of Arizona to the former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney were rallying the Republican base with promises of building some sort of barrier on the border. Further, with major Republican backing, Congress passed the Secure the Fence Act of 2006, which promised to build 700 miles of barrier along the border. They tried in 2009 and again in 2013 to get even more built. Too bad GOP politicians always forget that the majority of immigrants coming to America don't come across the border illegally but rather overstay their visas.

5. A Big Middle Finger to Immigrants

The way Donald Trump talks about immigrants seems scary. After all, he's said that "when Mexico sends its people, they're bringing drugs, they're bring crime, they're rapists." But his rhetoric is not that far off from conservative writers past and present at places like National Review. Reason's Nick Gillespie wrote:

According to National Review's Ramesh Ponnuru, "a hard line" on immigration is not simply one issue among many but is now a "defining" issue for contemporary conservatism. At least going back to the 1990s, the magazine, despite being edited by an immigrant (the Brit John O'Sullivan) inveighed against immigration in article after article.

4. Taking a Sh*t on Muslims

You've probably heard about Donald Trump's proposal to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the United States by now. Many writers and politicians have dismissed the idea, but when Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) told a radio station that the ban "goes beyond American values," his sincerity has to be taken with a grain of salt. Why? King may have not advocated for a ban on Muslims, but he has long advocated for heavy surveillance of their communities. After the terrorist attack in San Bernardino, Calif., King said at a press conference that the way to stop future attacks was to allow more profiling of Muslims.

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    Republican hostility to non-white immigrants goes back at least to the time when a GOP-controlled Congress rammed through IIRIRA without discussion or debate in 1996. The Republicans have, more and more, been basing their fortunes on appeals to white racism, as well as hostility toward targeted groups of American citizens, such as African-Americans, Latinos, LGBT's, women seeking abortions, union members and poor people.

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    This is not to say that Democrats, such as Obama and Hillary, have a spotless record on immigrant rights either. Far from it. But by tearing them down, Matt might wish to ask himself whom and what he is enabling.

    Roger Algase
    Attorney at Law

    Updated 05-06-2016 at 01:59 AM by ImmigrationLawBlogs
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