Election Issues and Immigration #7: Studying the Two Mentions of Immigration in the First Presidential Debate

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I hoped to provide analysis of immigration issues discussed in the Presidential Debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump last week. Immigration was mentioned twice. First, Donald Trump said he was endorsed by the ICE. He was not. Second, he said that gangs are roaming the streets “[a]nd in many cases, they're illegally here, illegal immigrants.” Hillary Clinton did not mention immigration, or anything tangentially related. Remarkably, it seems that I do not have much to offer on immigration issues in the debate. Let us hope that the Vice Presidential debate between Tim Kaine and Mike Pence offers more debate about important immigration issues than about Rosie O'Donnell and former Miss Universe winners.

Please see my introductory post to my series of articles about election issues and immigration to read more [see blog]