Published On: Tue, Nov 8th, 2016

The topic of Immigration may decide the winner

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s agenda for immigration couldn’t be more different.

Trump has called for a wall to be built on the country’s southern border with Mexico, while Clinton has talked about “open borders,” making immigration a key issue in this year’s US presidential election. This has definitely created a bitter taste in the mouths of many ethnic communities. Latino voters, who have faced a series of disparaging remarks by Trump, are expected to turn out in record numbers on Tuesday with their numbers having spiked during early voting these past few weeks.

Trump has built his platform on the claim that he would send all 11 million illegal immigrants back to where they hailed from—up until this week, that is. In an interview on Tuesday, Fox News host Sean Hannity asked if Trump might think twice about deporting illegal immigrants who “contribute to society, have been law-abiding, have kids here.”

Meanwhile, Clinton, on the other side of the spectrum feels a comprehensive immigration reform with a path to equal immigration. She wants to focus on closing down family detention centres and help eligible people gain status in the country. She  basically wants to keep families together.

She’s gone on record saying, “If we claim we are for family, then we have to pull together and resolve the outstanding issues around our broken immigration system. The American people support comprehensive immigration reform not just because it’s the right thing to do—and it is—but because they know it strengthens families, strengthens our economy, and strengthens our country. … We can’t wait any longer for a path to full and equal citizenship.’ 

The ultimate goal for a country is to make their citizens feel safe and provide them the proper status and amenities that will make them  stay longer. 

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