GOP nominee Donald Trump laid out his comprehensive immigration policy in a major speech in Phoenix, Arizona on Wednesday. Trump took the stage shortly after he returned from Mexico, where met with that nation's president Enrique Peña Nieto.
Here are the ten points on which Donald Trump's immigration policy will based, along with relevant excerpts from Wednesday's speech:
1. Build A Wall At The Border
Excerpt: "We will use the best technology, including above and below ground sensors that's the tunnels. Remember that, above and below."
"Above and below ground sensors. Towers, aerial surveillance and manpower to supplement the wall, find and dislocate tunnels and keep out criminal cartels and Mexico you know that, will work with us. I really believe it. Mexico will work with us. I absolutely believe it. And especially after meeting with their wonderful, wonderful president today. I really believe they want to solve this problem along with us, and I'm sure they will."
2. End "Catch And Release"
Excerpt: "Under my administration, anyone who illegally crosses the border will be detained until they are removed out of our country and back to the country from which they came."
3. Zero Tolerance For Criminal Aliens
Excerpt: "According to federal data, there are at least 2 million, 2 million, think of it, criminal aliens now inside of our country, 2 million people criminal aliens. We will begin moving them out day one. As soon as I take office. Day one. In joint operation with local, state, and federal law enforcement."
In addition, Trump promised to sign "Kate's law", named after Kate Steinle who was murdered by an illegal immigrant criminal. Trump says he will do so, "To ensure that criminal aliens convicted of illegal reentry receive strong mandatory minimum sentences."
4. Block Federal Funding For Sanctuary Cities
Excerpt: "We will end the sanctuary cities that have resulted in so many needless deaths. Cities that refuse to cooperate with federal authorities will not receive taxpayer dollars, and we will work with Congress to pass legislation to protect those jurisdictions that do assist federal authorities."
5. Cancel Obama's Unconstitutional Executive Orders
Excerpt: "We will immediately terminate President Obama's two illegal executive amnesties in which he defied federal law and the Constitution to give amnesty to approximately five million illegal immigrants, five million."
6. Suspend The Issuance Of Visas To Areas Where Adequate Screening Cannot Occur
Excerpt: "According to data provided by the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration, and the national interest between 9/11 and the end of 2014, at least 380 foreign born individuals were convicted in terror cases inside the United States. And even right now the largest number of people are under investigation for exactly this that we've ever had in the history of our country."
"Homeland Security and the Department of Justice to begin a comprehensive review of these cases in order to develop a list of regions and countries from which immigration must be suspended until proven and effective vetting mechanisms can be put in place."
7. Insure That Other Countries Take Their People Back When We Order Them Deported
Excerpt: "There are at least 23 countries that refuse to take their people back after they've been ordered to leave the United States. Including large numbers of violent criminals, they won't take them back. So we say, OK, we'll keep them. Not going to happen with me, not going to happen with me."
8. Complete The Biometric Entry-Exit Visa Tracking System
Excerpt: "For years Congress has required biometric entry-exit visa tracking systems, but it has never been completed." "In my administration we will ensure that this system is in place."
"We will ensure that E-Verify is used to the fullest extent possible under existing law, and we will work with Congress to strengthen and expand its use across the country."
9. We Will Turn Off The "Jobs And Benefits Magnet"
"Immigration law doesn't exist for the purpose of keeping criminals out. It exists to protect all aspects of American life. The work site, the welfare office, the education system, and everything else."
10. Reform Legal Immigration To Serve The Best Interests Of America And Its Workers
Excerpt: "If companies want to leave Arizona and if they want to leave other states, there's going to be a lot of trouble for them. It's not going to be so easy. There will be consequence. Remember that. There will be consequence. They're not going to be leaving, go to another country, make the product, sell it into the United States, and all we end up with is no taxes and total unemployment. It's not going to happen. There will be consequences."