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.