Friday, August 26, 2016

Title: Presidential Campaign Strategies Shaped Early By Immigration


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-Summary/Reaction to the Article: This article emphasizes that Trump has made immigration reform a key part of his campaign from the very beginning.  He has suggested that building a border wall and other immigration restrictions would help to protect US jobs and reduce crime.  In contrast, Clinton has argued that our current immigration policy is not effective, that immigrants are an important part of America, and that the 12 million illegal immigrants already in the US should be given a path to citizenship.  Clearly, the two candidates differ on how they would tackle immigration and this will be a major factor in how people vote in November.  

-US History Connection: In our study of US immigration policy, we have learned that the Immigration Act of 1986 did provide illegal immigrants already in the US a path to citizenship – this is very similar to Clinton’s plan.  We also learned that the Immigration Act of 1996 greatly increased the US border patrol which is supported by Trump’s plan.  

-Question for Discussion: How do you think immigration policies and proposals by the two candidates will impact the outcome of the election?

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  1. I feel like every time I hear about the upcoming election, I am hearing about how the candidate might approach immigration if elected. I think this shows that both candidates clearly believe changes need to happen in our immigration policies, but they definitely disagree on what that change should be. I think this will have a HUGE impact on how people vote in November!

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    1. yeah I agree with this statement, the topic of election always brings in the topic pf immigration. Yes both candidates say they will make the changes necessary but how do you assure that? You don't. Both candidates provide to clearly different solutions for immigration and this election will have a big impact on the world.

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    2. I agree with this statement, whenever I hear Hillary and Trump in this presidential election, I think about how Trump wants a wall built and Hillary wants to make the immigrants citizens of the US. I think this represents the different perspectives both candidates have regarding immigrants. Both Hillary and Trump want to change the policy about immigrants inside the US, but they have conflicting views on the matter. This will definitely have an impact on the vote in November.

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    3. I agree, we hear about immigration a lot when talking about presidents.However, I feel like Trump is wrong for wanting to build a wall and make Mexico pay for it. Like Hillary said, the illegal immigrants made the country what it is, and it should stay that way because it works out.

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  3. I agree with Hillary's ideas about immigration. It's not a good idea to stop immigrants from coming into the United States.

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  5. I believe that the immagrants that are already in the U.S. should be given the right to become a citizen but the people that havent come yet then the government should take action. I dont believe building a way is a good idea because it shows how Trump likes to take control and plus the people coming to this country come to find jobs and opportunities and come to have a new life, they dont cause any distruction.

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  6. i agree with Hiliary's idea to give the illegal citizens a path to citizenships. It would be the most effective choice because there would be too much money and time send on deporting 12 million illegal immigrants.

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    1. I agree with this. Some immigrants do not have the resources necessary to gain legal citizenship in the US, and yet they would contribute to US society, and would be law-abiding citizens.

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  7. The statements made by the candidates will impact the outcome of the election in the way that people will side with them whether they agree that immigrants (legal or illegal) should be allowed and accepted into the U.S. I think if people have a strong opinion about immigrations policies, they might only choose the candidate that they think will be most effective with the topic of immigrants. Which can be misleading if the candidate has other qualities that isn't great to have when running for President.

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  8. Some people may agree with Trump in that US jobs should be limited to US citizens only. However, I believe that immigrants should be accepted in the US because that is how America came to be. America is full of immigrants and they should be welcomed but I think that the immigration policies and proposals will have a big impact on which way people vote.

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  9. I agree with Hillary about how immigrants should be given the chance to become citizens. Building a wall to stop immigrants to coming into the the US will not solve any problems, and the immigrants are indeed important to America.

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  10. I believe that their differing perspectives on immigration policies will have a huge impact on the results of the elections. I believe that more of the working class will support Hillary, as there are many illegal immigrants in the working class in the US. On the other hand, I believe that more people in the upper class will support Trump because there are fewer illegal immigrants in the upper class and therefore less people that will be sympathetic and able to relate to the illegal immigrants.

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  11. Donald Trump is Wrong. We don't have enough money to spend just like that. Our economy isn't stable right now. So building a wall will hurt us even more.

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  12. I believe that if Trump's plan to build a wall and block out all immigrants, that we could potentially start a war between us them. But if we follow through with Clinton's plan would help the immigrants start a better life.

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  13. Obviously both candidates have differing perspectives on immigration. I think most of the latin and arab population in the u.s will vote for hillary as she has a better plan than donald trump. These two opposing mindsets will have a huge impact in novembers election.http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/trailguide/la-na-trailguide-updates-trump-s-new-campaign-chief-arrested-for-1472209644-htmlstory.html

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  14. Donald Trump is not right to build a wall,especially with how the economy is doing right now. The wall would be 2,000 miles long because it will be bordering four states, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and California. That would cost about 15 billion to 25 billion dollars. Mexico definitely will not pay for that, they would want no part in that. If Donald was to be elected the country would be in debt and taxes would be raised and world war three could possibly start. He would hurt so many lives by sending them back to their homelands and by building a wall he'll make families never be able to see each other again. Majority of the immigrants in the US benefit america by doing labor work and working hard. Trump should not be voted for.

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  15. Donald Trump's proposal for the border has impacted the campaign of the democratic rummer in the way of bringing the idea of immigration reform front and center. There are many within the United states who want to deport illegal immigrants; these are the people Donald Trump is playing to. Donald Trump has forced Clinton to be more strict on immigration policy because if she doesn't, she may loose voters, or seem a weak alternative to Trump.

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    1. I agree with your idea about the position changes Hillary is making in order to stay in contention with Trump. How can Clinton remain true to her party's ideals while still remaining in contention? How much of an influence is Trump placing on her campaign strategy?

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  16. Both Trump and Hilary have very different ideas on immigration. The people that want illegal immigrants to become citizens will vote for Hilary, while the people that want to protect America from the illegal immigrants will vote for Trump. Because both sides of the immigration policy are drastically different, maybe the U.S can come to a compromise and incorporate the two policies into one. But the election in November will just rely on who wants immigrants vs. who doesn't want them.

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  17. Trump's vision at reforming the United States' immigration policy is reasonable. If Trump does become president and enforces his plan to deport illegal immigrants, many will be angry. However, what many fail to understand is that these immigrants are illegally living in the United States. There is a process in becoming an American citizen that does not violate the law. Therefore, Trump's plan, to a certain extent, should not be scowled upon and should be taken into consideration.

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  18. There isn't much of a difference between Obama's immigrant bans from 'terrorist countries' and Trump's bans - this article seems to be a bit too harsh on him. In the end though, any policy that encourages new immigrants to come to America for work wouldn't hurt net job growth as the economy isn't a fixed pie. If we add more people the total GDP goes up and there end up being more jobs for us all.

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  19. Trump's proposal has shocked the America and the political scene in many ways, being deemed racist and discriminatory. However, Trump is certainly not the first nor will the likely be the last political figure to feel strongly anti-illegal immigration. Many comments refer to how political promises in campaign often influence the vote. I would agree this is absolutely true, but would also argue that those promises are rarely held throughout the election. Obama, for instance, has also promised immigration laws similar to that of Clinton, yet in his 8th year as president has yet to pass it (see http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/24/us/supreme-court-immigration-obama-dapa.html?_r=0)

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    1. This is true, in the last weeks Trump has softened his hard line views in order to appeal to a wider audience.

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  20. I agree that Trump building a wall would not be beneficial to the U.S. because the wall would require too many resources than the country can afford. Also, I agree with Clinton's idea for illegal immigrants to earn citizenship because the massive amount of illegal immigrants contributing in our workforce would dedicate too much time and resources to deport. Immigrants are an important part of this country, and deporting a large amount of our workforce would be highly disadvantageous to our country.

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  21. I feel that this is really going to be one of the main points that will see who will get one of the major votes. Although a small part of this election, these opposing arguments will see how people would see immigrants as peaceful and wanting to have a better life here in the states. Or will they look down upon the immigrants trying to make a living here. The real question is, why should we be shutting people out when we promise freedom and opportunity? Immigrants shouldn't be treated as criminals trying to get into the US to incite terror into our country. As I've said, we should be letting them in and think of ways to help them, not pushing them away. Like Hillary stated, "We should build bridges, not walls". Clearly stating that she is wanting to help them and not shut them out and keep them out. They are people, Not pests. Trump has immigration all wrong

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  22. Donald Trump's plan to build a wall is over the top and a waste of resources. I could understand people voting for him if his proposal to reduce immigration was more rational. However, Clinton is under fire for the email scandal which means that neither is an optimal candidate to be president. As it stands now I would probably choose Clinton over Trump because at least Clinton has plans for the Country whereas it seems like Trump just wants the ability to do whatever he chooses.

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  23. We all know Trump as a bad person, well he has presented himself as one. His way of thinking about the immigrants is very harsh. This makes people dislike him. He doesnt know how to attract people to make him vote for him for, the fact that hes harsh. Meanwhile Hillary is more positive with immigrants and has much more to offer. According to race tracker (http://racetracker.shapethefuture.org/summary_results.aspx) hillary is in the lead with 79,756 votes. There way of thinking of immigrants can have a huge play on the outcome. We need immigrants. They are willing to do jobs that some people wont.

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  24. Because immigration policies are so controversial today,
    the candidates immigration policies are a large factor in the amount of voters that they will gain and lose. Currently, immigration policies will influence who people vote for, and because Trumps idea of building a wall seems radical to many, it might put the odds in favor of Clinton

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  25. I strongly agree with Clinton, that the immigrants that are already at the U.S should be given the chance to have the right to a U.S citizen.

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  26. I agree with Hillary Clintons ideas on immigration. Although illegal immigrants are entering the US, their presence can become somewhat effective with jobs etc. Already half of our populatin is filled with job working immigrants. By driving them out of the US, this will leave us with less opportunities, more economic problems, and financial problems.

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  27. I think that Trump's proposal is outrageous considering that America is made up of immigrants. His proposal of building a wall is not only costly but it will obviously not prevent illegal immigrants from entering the country. An example of this was when Chinese immigrants were not permitted to enter the U.S. but found alternative ways to doing so by dressing up as workers of different races. Although the U.S. isn't doing too well economically, preventing immigrants from entering the country isn't a valid solution either. The immigration policies and proposals by the two candidates will impact the outcome of the election because many people's families were immigrants and thus will not be in the favor of Trump's proposal. Clinton is making a good decision to give citizenship to illegal immigrants because they play an important role in America and have many talents to contribute. If Trump believes that immigration restrictions would help to protect US jobs and reduce crime then instead of targeting immigrants he should focus on providing more jobs and better ways to control crime rater than making reckless and costly decisions to build a wall. A wall won't prevent crime from continuing to occur and the lack of sufficient jobs in America.

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  28. I truly believe that if Donald trump does build a wall then jobs will open up but a lot of jobs that do open up others wouldn't want to do. I looks like a lot of people that immigrate from other countries here most of the time get stuck doing not so good jobs. But i also believe that it is kind of good to have immigrants because i do believe they do help us.

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  29. i agree with Hillary on her thoughts of immigration. the united states was built on immigration. the native Americans, the Europeans, the French etc. So if trump says that he is gonna build a wall to keep out the immigrants, he is going to kept out Americans.

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  30. Donald Trump can't build the wall because there are many things happening in the united states.The economy is really bad.

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  31. I think Donald trump shouldn't be the president because he doesn't bring anything good to the table and he brings race into everything.

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  32. I think that instead of making it harder to cross the border illegally, they should make it easier to become a citizen. That way more people will become citizens and there will be less illegal immigrants.

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  33. Even though I dislike both of these candidates, I think that Hillary Clinton is right about letting the illegal immigrants already in the US have a right to gain a US citizenship. Also building a giant wall would cost a lot of money.

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  35. I think Trump just dislikes hispanics, because latinos are not the only race committing crimes.

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  36. I agree with Hilary Clinton, how immigrants already in the US should at least get a chance to citizenship because they have probably worked hard to get here an should get a chance after all they've been through.

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  37. As an immigrant myself, in my opinion, they should make this whole immigration process easier. Sometimes it's because of the process that makes the illegal immigrants want to sneak into the US border, like there are so many papers you should have or so many payments.
    The idea of Trump wanting to build a wall is useless because not only will the illegal immigrants not be prevented, but there are more people who will try to find other ways to enter America; it's like the case of Chinese immigrants before where they will try to disguise themselves as Mexicans or crew members of a ship from Cuba just to sneak into the US. It won't happen very similarly but the same case of sneaking in is gonna happen today if the wall was made.

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  38. I agree that everyone should have a chance to go to america. Hilary is not the best candidate for presidencies but, It's better than trump trying to block immigration with a wall

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  39. The immigration process should be simplified allowing immigrants to enter America without risking their lives crossing through tough borders.

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  40. I agree with Clinton and the fact that the illegal immigrants should be given a citizenship. I also with her when saying immigrants being an important part of America.

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  41. I believe that everyone should be able to migrate from another country. The reason I think this is because everyone should have equal rights and treated the same as every other person in this world.

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  42. Immigration was a huge part of American history and Trump is taking that away and tarnishing its image with is insane ideas.

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