Actually he is causing debate on a few different areas…..
Donald Trump is singlehandedly forcing the Republican presidential candidates into a wide-ranging debate on immigration that party leaders had hoped to avoid.
The dominance of the issue has grown in recent weeks, with the contenders scrambling to respond to Trump’s positions and one-up him when it comes to keeping the border secure.
In just the past few days, Gov. Scott Walker (Wis.) has appeared open to building a wall along the U.S.-Canadian border, while Gov. Chris Christie (N.J.) suggested asking FedEx to design a way to track immigrants who come into the country on visas.
Those remarks came after Trump put his rivals on the spot by proposing an end to birthright citizenship, stirring an intra-party fight over “anchor babies” that has yet to subside.
Some Republicans are watching the debate with growing alarm, fearing it will deepen the GOP’s problems with Hispanic voters in an election cycle where they desperately need them.
Alfonso Aguilar, the Latino partnership director at the American Principles Project, lamented the rhetoric coming from the GOP field.
“Trump is making self-deportation sound like a benign policy,” Aguilar said, referencing 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney’s controversial statement about illegal immigrants leaving the country voluntary.
“[Trump’s] impact on the Republican brand in general is toxic, it’s bad, because it a allows Democrats to say, ‘Republicans are racist, [and] we are good.’”
After losing the 2012 election, the Republican National Committee (RNC) sought to chart a new course for the party on immigration. In a comprehensive “autopsy” of Romney’s defeat, the RNC noted how President Obama won 71 percent of the growing demographic bloc.
“If Hispanic Americans perceive that a GOP nominee or candidate does not want them in the United States (i.e. self-deportation), they will not pay attention to our next sentence,” the plan said.
“It does not matter what we say about education, jobs or the economy; if Hispanics think we do not want them here, they will close their ears to our policies.”
But Trump has taken an unapologetically tough stand on immigration during his meteoric rise, starting with his launch speech where he accused Mexico of sending rapists and criminals to the United States.
Since then, Trump has called for building a wall on the southern border at Mexico’s expense and advocated for the mass deportation of millions of undocumented immigrants.