Where Does Trump Stand On Latin America, The Caribbean?

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Donald J. Trump introducing his wife at opening night of the GOP Convention in Cleveland on July 18, 2016. (Mario B. Cabrera / Vision Fotos image)
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Donald J. Trump introducing his wife at opening night of the GOP Convention in Cleveland on July 18, 2016. (Mario B. Cabrera / Vision Fotos image)

By NAN Staff Writer

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. July 21, 2016: The Republican Party’s anointed Presidential candidate, Donald J. Trump, is set to take the stage tonight in Cleveland, Ohio as the GOP’s convention wraps up. But outside of his racist comments about Latin American immigrants, particularly Mexicans, his campaign and its website has failed to outline his foreign policy agenda in detail regarding, how if elected, he will deal with the US’ neighbors – Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Donald Trump gives the thumbs up as he accepts the GOP’s nomination officially on July 21, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo Credit: Mario B. Cabrera / Vision Fotos)

But here are five things we do know:

1: Trump insists as President he will build a wall on the US’ Southern border to keep out largely Latin American immigrants from entering illegally. He has also made enemies already of Latin American leaders including the Mexican government by accusing them of deliberately exporting criminals to the U.S. and should claims he will get them to foot the entire costs for the construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

2: The GOP Presidential hopeful has also promised to round up and deport the millions of undocumented immigrants now living in the U.S., most of whom are from Latin America and the Caribbean. Even though the RNC Hispanic Media director Helen Aguirre Ferré has rushed to defend Trump and the GOP right wingers, claiming Trump won’t conduct a massive deportation but focus on removing criminals, the Republican candidate has not clearly rejected his original calls for a deportation force to deport those in the country illegally but letting the “good ones” return. Yet has said he would not call his plans “mass deportation.”

3: He has also promised to abolish birthright citizenship for those whose parents are undocumented, meaning that children born in the U.S. to undocumented parents, would not receive automatic citizenship, as all other children do.

4: Trump has also decried the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the very foundation of US commercial relations with top commercial trade partners Canada and Mexico, as a “disaster” for the United States.  He suggests that Mexico is “eating our lunch” and that the only way to make our nation great is to wall ourselves in from outside competition and the wider world.

5: The GOP nominee has also said he is against the Cuban Adjustment Act that allows any Cuban who reaches U.S. soil to remain in the country legally and apply for residency immediately.

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