Donald Trump just spoke to the press after his meeting with Mexican President President Enrique Peña Nieto. They both covered the topics of immigration and the relationship between the United States and Mexico in their remarks, and Trump outlined five prepared points on what our two nations should focus on together. We have the full video, and the five points are outlined below.
“Prosperity and happiness in both our countries will increase if we work together on the following five shared goals,” said Trump.
ONE: “Ending illegal immigration. ”
“Not just between our two countries, but including the illegal immigration and migration from Central and South Americans, and from other regions that impact security and finances in both Mexico and the United States.”
TWO: “Having a secure border is a sovereign right and mutually beneficial.”
“We recognize and respect the right of either country to build a physical barrier or wall on any of its borders to stop the illegal movement of people, drugs and weapons. Cooperation toward achieving this shared objective – and it will be shared – of safety for all citizens is paramount to both the United States and Mexico.”
THREE: “Dismantling drug cartels and ending the movement of illegal drugs, weapons, and funds across our border.”
“This can only be done with cooperation, intelligence and intelligence sharing, and joint operations between our two countries. It’s the only way it’s going to happen.”
FOUR: “Improving NAFTA.”
“NAFTA is a 22 year old agreement that must be updated to reflect the realities of today. There are many improvements that could be made that would make both Mexico and the United States stronger and keep industry in our hemisphere. We have tremendous competition from China and from all over the world. Keep it in our hemisphere. Workers in both of our countries need a pay raise very desperately. In the United States it’s been 18 years, 18 years, wages are going down. Improving pay standards and working conditions will create better results for all.”
FIVE: “Keep manufacturing wealth in our hemisphere.”
“When jobs leave Mexico, the U.S., or Central America, and go overseas, it increases poverty and pressure on social services, as well as pressures on cross-border migration. Tremendous pressure.”
We will have more analysis on these points throughout the week here at RedState, and stay tuned for our coverage tonight of Donald Trump’s big immigration speech.