Donald Trump became a different kind of presidential candidate the moment he promised to build a wall along the Mexican border in his first campaign speech. From there, he has slowly given voice to a virulent strain of racism and white nationalism that other Republican Party candidates had not.

Now, more than 14 months later, he has spent a week muddling his immigration plans only to deliver what is likely the cornerstone speech of his campaign to date, clearly defining himself as the anti-immigration candidate.

“There is only one core issue in the immigration debate and it’s the well-being of the American people,” Trump said during his immigration policy speech in Phoenix on Wednesday. He called for mass-deportation and declared there will be no path for undocumented immigrants to become citizens unless they immigrate legally. Read more…

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