Report: Trump to Propose Ideological Tests for Immigrants
Trump proposes ideological test for new immigrants.
The Hill Reports:
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Monday will reportedly propose an ideological test for immigrants to assess whether people looking to come into the country support American values.
During a foreign policy speech in Ohio on Monday, the GOP nominee will say the test to admit people into the country should ask the candidate about issues including religious freedom, gender equality and gay rights, according to The Associated Press.The test, which would seek values such as tolerance and pluralism, would include questionnaires, social media assessments and interviews with friends and family.
Trump in his speech will call on replacing nation building with “foreign policy realism,” aides told the AP.
Trump will say the country needs to work with anyone who wants to defeat “radical Islamic terrorism.”
“Mr. Trump’s speech will explain that while we can’t choose our friends, we must always recognize our enemies,” Trump senior policy adviser Stephen Miller said Sunday, according to the AP.
The GOP nominee will also say the United States shouldn’t be issuing visas unless it’s able to carry out adequate screenings.
“As he laid out in his Orlando remarks, Mr. Trump will describe the need to temporarily suspend visa issuances to geographic regions with a history of exporting terrorism and where adequate checks and background vetting cannot occur,” Miller said.
Trump will say the country is in an ideological conflict with radical Islam.
Trump will also continue to criticize President Obama and and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton for their State Department policies. Trump faced backlash last week after he called Obama the founder of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria — comments which he later wrote off as sarcasm.
“Mr. Trump will outline his vision for defeating radical Islamic terrorism, and explain how the policies of Obama-Clinton are responsible for the rise of ISIS and the spread of barbarism that has taken the lives of so many,” Miller said.
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