Trump's immigration reform makes more sense than some will admit

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27 May 2016
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Donald Trump’s audacious immigration plans could force reticent countries to accept criminal deportees, better fund U.S. immigration agencies and put a chill on flagrant border crossings — but the billionaire’s proposals also strain the limits of presidential power.

The presumptive GOP nominee has proposed canceling visas for countries like Haiti, Vietnam and China that don’t accept deportees, boosting certain immigration and visa fees and amending banking regulations to block billions in remittances to Mexico.

Kenneth Palinkas, former president of the National Citizenship and Immigration Services Council, the union that represents naturalization officers, said Trump’s stance would counter a “liberal mindset” in the past two administrations that led to routine waivers of immigration fees, which fund the over-burdened agencies responsible for deciding who’s allowed into the country.

“Mr. Trump has a lot of good ideas — if you want to come to this country, you should pay for whatever benefits you’re seeking,” Palinkas said ...

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