Check out Trump’s immigration plan
In his long awaited immigration speech, Trump has laid out his plan for the future of the US. This is a developing story that we’ll be bringing you as updates are made.
Donald Trump, in a speech on immigration Wednesday, said U.S. policies must serve the American people and the government should choose immigrants “we think are the likeliest to thrive and flourish and love us.”
Trump said that America’s current immigration system “serves the needs of wealthy donors, political activists and powerful politicians.”
“Let me tell you who it does not serve, it does not serve you the American people. It doesn’t serve you,” he said.
He also called for politicians to talk about the subject, saying that for too long the legitimate fears of the American people have been ignored by politicians and the media.
“If we’re going to make our immigration system work, then we have to be prepared to talk honestly and without fear about these important and very sensitive issues,” he said.
He told the vibrant crowd that there are some immigrants who will be unable to assimilate into American society.
“It’s our right as a sovereign nation to choose immigrants we think are the likeliest to thrive and flourish and love us,” he said.
Trump’s speech comes after he met with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto earlier in the day and asserted America’s “right” to build a border wall during a surprise visit to Mexico City.
Both leaders adopted a measured and respected tone at the press conference, with Pena Nieto saying through a translator that their countries will face “common challenges” and urged a relationship based on “mutual respect.”
“We had a very substantive, direct and constructive exchange of ideas,” Trump said.
Here’s the full speech in case you missed it: