Trump vows to crackdown on immigrants who overstay their visas

The race to the White House is heating up… Republican nominee Donald Trump has pledged
to get tough on immigration after critics from within his own party accused him of going
soft on the issue. The tough talk comes as polls show the billionaire
businessman is closing the gap on Hillary Clinton. Kim Jung-soo has more. Donald Trump stirred fresh controversy during
a campaign speech in Iowa on Sunday when he said he would institute a tracking system
that will ensure immigrants who overstay their visas are quickly removed from the country. “On day one, I am going to begin swiftly removing
criminal illegal immigrants from this country – including removing the hundreds of thousands
of criminal illegal immigrants that have been released into U.S. communities under the Obama-Clinton
administration.” Trump also proposed an online verification
system that will prevent illegal immigrants from gaining access to social welfare. “We are going to build a great wall on the
border, and we are going to institute nationwide e-verify, stop illegal immigrants from accessing
welfare and entitlements…”. Experts see Trump’s remarks as a response
to criticism from hardline Republican conservatives who argued Trump had pivoted from his past
hardline stance in a bid to win over Hispanic voters. His rival Hillary Clinton continues to come
under fire as well for unethical donations paid into her foundation before and during
her tenure as Secretary of State. A new national poll from Morning Consult,
taken from August 24th to 26th, shows Trump has closed the gap on Clinton from six percent
to less than three percent. Both candidates remain highly unpopular among
the general public, with 58 percent of voters saying they have an unfavorable view of Trump
and 57 percent saying the same about Clinton. Kim Jung-soo, Arirang News.


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