Donald Trump’s immigration position is, at its heart, fairly simple. People in the country illegally will be subject to deportation if he is elected president, as he said in his speech this week in Arizona. Even those who hadn’t crossed the border illegally but who had been admitted on a visa and then didn’t leave are “a big problem” in Trump’s estimation.
“Immigration law doesn’t exist for the purpose of keeping criminals out,” he said. “It exists to protect all aspects of American life — the work site, the welfare office, the education system and everything else.”