So far in the race to win the nomination for the Republican Party, Donald Trump has been the only one to stand out for stating what he believes in. The GOP presidential front runner, has brought light to the issue of illegal immigration which has prompted the U.S. House of Representatives to pass a new resolution known as the “Donald Trump Act” also referenced as the House Resolution 3099. The resolution is to take aim at “sanctuary cities”, which are cities that do not enforce federal laws. Donald Trump has also angered a lot of people over his controversy with his view of “anchor babies”. On Saturday, Trump said that illegal immigrants have been and are still being treated better than Wounded Warriors and veterans living in the United States.
While speaking in Nashville at a National Federation of Republican Assemblies event, Trump said that “illegal immigrants, in many cases-not in all cases, but in many cases-are treated better than our veterans, who are the greatest people we have.” During his speech, Trump referenced the fears of many veterans when it comes to getting basic medical care and other related healthcare service and promised that veterans would be treated more like first-class citizens than an afterthought under a Trump administration.
After mentioning all the illegal immigrants and DREAMers that were protesting outside and down the street from the event, Trump started on a new path asking “What about our children??… Why can’t our children that are in the country… Why can’t they be the dreamers?” Trump added, “nobody ever talks about them… we talk about the DREAMERs… we talk about the illegal immigrants, who, by the way, are treated better than the vets.”
At the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, the former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin criticized the Obama administration for their preference in treatment for illegal immigrants over U.S. veterans. At the conference, Palin declared “Give our vets the same freedoms they gave us. Instead of illegal aliens cutting in line and being rewarded with a handout of U.S. benefits, we demand that the vets are first in line.” Donald Trump, the straw poll winner at the National Federation of Republican Assemblies, promised that he would win the Hispanic vote in the upcoming general election. His reasoning has been backed by recent statistics in that U.S.-born Hispanics and Hispanics who are in the country legally are also upset by illegal immigration.