Donald Trump is currently giving his first speech to Congress as the President of the United States.
Before Trump tool the stage, mainstream media outlets like CNN claimed that they had spoken to a “source” that told them Trump was going to announce amnesty for some 11 million illegal immigrants. Instead, however, Trump talked about American exceptionalism and his America-first policies that made him so popular in the first place. It took the president very little time to address immigration during his speech.
Instead of announcing amnesty, Trump doubled-down on his previously-outlined hardline immigration stance. Taking a jab at President Obama, Trump said, “By finally enforcing our immigration laws, we will raise wages, help the unemployed, save billions of dollars, & make our communities safer.”
He also spoke about how allowing illegal immigrants into the country lowers wages for working class Americans who compete for those same jobs.
Trump then reiterated his plans — which have already been put in motion — to build a “great, great wall” along the US-Mexico border.
“We will soon begin the construction of a great, great wall along our southern border,” he said. “We must restore integrity and the rule of law at our borders.”
Sounds like Trump isn’t going tone down his immigration stance anytime soon! Are you happy that we’re finally going to enforce our immigration laws? SOUND OFF in the comments section below!