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Republican plans for immigration after 2016 election

For several months now, Florida voters and residents have heard the now officially confirmed Republican presidential nominee talk about his views on illegal immigration. Perhaps one of his most famous ideas is the erection of a large wall spanning from end-to-end of the entire U.S.-Mexico border. He has even put forth the idea that Mexico will be forced to fund the building of this wall. Whether or not this will be the case remains to be seen, in part based upon whether or not he is elected President of the United States.

More recently, the presidential hopeful has provided insight into his views on immigration beyond those who enter the United States from our southern neighbor, Mexico. He has focused on those people who come into the U.S. from parts of the globe he considered to have been "compromised by terrorism." When asked what exactly this meant, he clarified that it could be any country that has been the locatoin of serious terror threats, especially at the hands of supporters of the Islamic State. This may even include some of our European allies.

The candidate also explained that his position expands what he had previously said when indicating that no people of Muslim descent or belief would be allowed into the U.S. under his presidency. Exactly how he may enforce such opinions is as yet unclear.

The concerns held by many immigrants in Florida, whether legal or illegal, are understandable. People unsure of their situations may find it helpful to talk with an immigration lawyer.

Source: MarketWatch, "http://www.marketwatch.com/story/donald-trump-expands-his-immigrant-ban-to-more-than-just-muslims-2016-07-24," Maria Schultz, July 24, 2016

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