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Trump calls for "ideological" immigration screening

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 01:58

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump renews call to have Mexico pay for wall between U.S. and Mexico, while outlining plan to impose ''ideological certification'' for immigrants. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump again vowed to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico saying "Mexico would pay for it," while outlining plans to impose "ideological certification" for immigrants and "suspending visas to any place," where adequate screening cannot occur. In Phoenix, Arizona Trump said that on day one in office he would begin working on a "powerful, beautiful, Southern border wall." He also pledged to create a new deportation task force focused "on identifying and quickly removing the most dangerous criminal illegal immigrants who have evaded justice." He also pledged to "suspend the issuance of visas to any place where adequate screening cannot occur." He said immigration would be suspended from countries like Syria and Libya. Earlier on Wednesday, Trump told Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto he would build a border wall to keep illegal migrants out if he wins the U.S. presidency, but Pena Nieto held fast to his position that Mexico would not pay for it. Trump is trailing Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in opinion polls for the Nov. 8 election. The New York businessman's aides hoped the trip would make him look presidential and show he is willing to deal head-on with a thorny issue like relations with Mexico.

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Trump calls for "ideological" immigration screening

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 01:58