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Donald Trump and Enrique Nieto… the art of the deal

September 2, 2016

One could envision a dusty border town with two lone figures walking toward each other as the noon day sun blindingly poured its heat from above. They stopped and few words were exchanged when they both turned and headed into the cantina. Inside they sat across from each other and though verbal enemies for many months they looked for common ground, understanding that their actions not only effected them personally but also the nations they represented.


Trump’s appearance that he is turning the corner on his stand toward illegal immigrants appears not to have changed much since his visit and meeting with the President of Mexico, as witnessed by his speech on immigration in Phoenix. He reiterated that he would indeed build a wall but seemed to soften his general policy of deporting every illegal immigrant by saying there would be a prioritizing of certain groups for deportation, focusing on gang members and visa overstays.

He did however also state that there would be no general amnesty “For those here illegally today, who are seeking legal status, they will have one route and one route only. To return home and apply for reentry like everybody else under the rules of the new legal immigration system”

So in essence the trip to Mexico was more a political show, that highlighted how Trump can interact with leaders of foreign governments, than a change of heart on his part. I am also sure it was also done to garner votes from the Hispanic community. The problem I see however is no amount of rhetoric or visits to Mexico will influence those voters who are here illegally and vote illegally. By nature of their presence in the U.S. and his continued vow to deport them insures they will vote for Clinton because she is the one they see who will let them stay in America.

I wonder how the election would turn out
if we had photo voter ID laws in place
in every state of this nation
maybe then Trumps visit to Mexico
would have been more effective than a photo-op.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Del Hoskins permalink
    September 2, 2016 4:19 pm

    yea Pete there is a song about that im afraid we are going to have to admit too



  2. September 3, 2016 1:17 am

    So, Trump is just doing it all for “show”, that he’s not, completely, against illegal immigrants from Mexico by visiting the president there, but the voters all know of his standing on illegal immigrants already…


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