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Donald Trump Gives Anti-Immigration Republicans Their Dream Plan

The Republican front-runner's plan has landed.
LAREDO, TEXAS - JULY 23: Republican Presidential candidate and business mogul Donald Trump exits his plane during his trip to the border on July 23, 2015 in Laredo, Texas. Trump's recent comments, calling some immigrants from Mexico as drug traffickers and rapists, have stirred up reactions on both sides of the aisle. Although fellow Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry has denounced Trump's comments and his campaign in general, U.S. Senator from Texas Ted-Cruz has so far refused to bash his fellow Republican nominee. (Photo by Matthew Busch/Getty Images)

LAREDO, TEXAS - JULY 23: Republican Presidential candidate and business mogul Donald Trump exits his plane during his trip to the border on July 23, 2015 in Laredo, Texas. Trump's recent comments, calling some immigrants from Mexico as drug traffickers and rapists, have stirred up reactions on both sides of the aisle. Although fellow Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry has denounced Trump's comments and his campaign in general, U.S. Senator from Texas Ted-Cruz has so far refused to bash his fellow Republican nominee. (Photo by Matthew Busch/Getty Images)

Photographer: Matthew Busch

A sweeping immigration policy proposal released Sunday by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is an early Christmas gift to American voters hungry for more restrictive immigration policies. It's also a nightmare for Republican leaders working to entice Latino voters.

The blueprint is a comprehensive missive against pro-immigration U.S. policies established by politicians who support, in Trump's words, "amnesty, cheap labor and open borders," and "the corporate patrons who run both parties." His core premise is that immigrants hurt Americans and the U.S. economy. It is Trump's first policy paper, and fittingly it's on the issue that has catapulted him to front-runner status in the GOP field.