GOP Platform Panel Moves Toward Trump’s Positions on Trade, Immigration

The following excerpts from “GOP Platform Panel Moves Toward Trump’s Positions on Trade, Immigration” by Reid Epstein

“We need better negotiated trade agreements that put America first,” the platform reads. “We cannot allow foreign governments to limit American access to their markets while stealing our designs, patents, brands, know-how and technology.”

GOP delegates also adopted tough platform language on immigration, calling for a five-year prison sentence for any undocumented immigrant caught trying to return to the country illegally after being deported. …

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[S]ubcommittee delegates altered the language to call specifically for a wall, as Mr. Trump has proposed.

The platform also states that refugees who “cannot be carefully vetted cannot be admitted to the country, especially those whose homelands have been the breeding grounds for terrorism.” Mr. Trump has called for forbidding Syrian refugees from entering from the U.S. …

“We cannot allow China to continue its currency manipulation, exclusion of U.S. products from government purchases, and subsidization of Chinese companies to thwart American imports,” the new platform states.