Immigration is the key to so many other issues. A candidate may be strong on the 2nd Amendment, be pro-life, and be in favor of traditional marriage, but if this candidate is weak on immigration, then the candidate is bringing in voters who will likely (over 90% of the time), vote for the party that opposes these things.
Therefore, what a voter needs to look for in choosing a candidate is (h/t Ann Coulter):
A presidential candidate who might conceivably: (1) deport illegal aliens, (2) build a wall, (3) block Muslim immigration, (4) flout political correctness, (5) bring manufacturing home, and (6) end the GOP’s neurotic compulsion to start wars in some godforsaken part of the world.
If a candidate refuses to say he’d deport illegal aliens (unless they’re arrested for breaking some other law), build a wall (instead he talks about “border security,” which is code for: No Wall), or reduce legal immigration at all...then that candidate is weakening the cause on other issues
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