Tuesday on Fox Business Network’s Republican presidential debate, Donald Trump and Gov. John Kasich (R-OH) battled over immigration.
Trump said, “I will tell you, we are a country of laws. we need borders. We will have a wall. The wall will be built. The wall will be successful. And if you think walls don’t work, all you have to do is ask Israel. The wall works, believe me. properly done, believe me.”
He added, “You will have to send people out. we’re a country of laws. We either have a country or we don’t have a country. We are a country of laws. Going to have to go out and they will come back but they will have to go out and hopefully they get back but we have no choice if we’re going to run our country properly and if we’re going to be a country.”
Kasich replied, “Well look, in 1986 Ronald Reagan basically said the people who were here, if they were law-abiding could stay. But, what didn’t happen we didn’t build a walls effectively and we didn’t control the border. We need to control our border just like people have to control who goes in and out of their house. But if people think that we are going to ship 11 million people who are law-abiding, who are in this country and somehow pick them up at their house and ship them out to Mexico. Think about the families? Think about the children. So, you know the answer really is? If they have been law-abiding, they pay a penalty. They get to stay. We protect the wall. anybody else comes over, they go back but for the 11 million people. Come on, folks. We all know you can’t pick them up and ship them across, back across the border. It is a silly argument. It is not an adult argument. It makes no sense.”
Trump said, “All I can say is, you’re lucky in Ohio that you struck oil. That is for one thing. Let me just tell you that Dwight Eisenhower, good president, great president, people liked him. I like Ike, right, the expression. I like Ike. Moved a million 1/2 illegal immigrants out of this country. Moved them just beyond the border. They came back. Moved them again, beyond the border, they came back. Didn’t like it. Moved them way south. They never came back.”
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