Donald Trump advocates ‘extreme vetting’ of immigrants to US

Donald Trump advocates ‘extreme vetting’ of immigrants to US
August 15 23:27 2016

GOP presidential nominee, Donald Trump has given an elaborate address on what his policies on security would be, if elected into White House.

Trump said he would enact “extreme vetting” of immigrants as part of measures to protect Americans from terrorism.

In a speech in Ohio, the candidate outlined his plans to
combat extremism, including a new screening test
for arrivals to the US.

Applicants will be tested to determine if they share Western
liberal values, such as religious tolerance.

Citizens from some countries will not be issued visas but it
is not clear which nations will be banned.

The hotel developer also pledged to work with any nations
willing to help the US defeat the so-called Islamic State (IS).

The billionaire has revised his plan throughout his campaign,
after initially proposing a blanket ban on all Muslims in
December 2015.

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Ban immigration from countries where terrorism is
widespread and vetting is poor
Make alliances with all countries fighting against
terrorism
Require an ideology test for new immigrants arriving to
the US

After a shooting at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida, Mr Trump
said he would temporarily ban immigration from countries
with a previous history of terrorism against the US and other
western countries.

The latest proposal includes creating an ideological test for
immigrants entering the country, with questions addressing
how each applicant views American values such as religious
freedom, gender equality and gay rights.

Mr Trump also welcomed alliances from any country that
shares the mission to destroy “radical Islamic terrorism,”
regardless of other ideological beliefs.

Mr Trump is still facing a backlash for repeatedly describing
President Barack Obama and his Democratic rival for the
White House, Hillary Clinton, as “founders” of Islamic State.
When pressed by Fox News whether he meant that in the
literal sense, he said he did. Then he backtracked and
announced it had been sarcasm. Then he again changed his
stance on Friday morning and said he had not been “that
sarcastic”.

The Republican candidate has been critical of the media’s
coverage of his campaign, saying the press does not
provide enough coverage of his policy proposals.

Last week, Mr Trump outlined his economic agenda in a
speech.
However, the economic plan was quickly overshadowed by
real estate mogul’s claim that President Barack Obama had
”founded” IS.
Recent polls show him significantly trailing Hillary Clinton in
key battleground states.

(BBC)