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Donald Trump gave his anticipated speech on immigration last night in Phoenix, Arizona, a couple of hours after his disappointing meeting with Mexico's president Enrique Peña Nieto, which would finally clarify his detailed agenda on this controversial issue.

Is Trump softening his plan to remove "11 million undocumented immigrants?" Is he willing to allow amnesty for certain immigrants, and, more importantly, is he still going to build the wall, and if so, will Mexico pay for it?

These points needed to be addressed, especially after he called Mexico's president his friend, and all eyes were on him during his speech last night to do it.

"This won't be a rally speech, per se. Instead, I'm going to deliver a detailed policy address on one of the greatest challenges facing our country today, illegal immigration," Trump said.

It took him a while to get started, but when Trump unleashed his plan, which he numbered, it was completely in line with everything he has been saying since day one. There was literally no softening on his immigration plan whatsoever. 

Trump said that after speaking with Peña Nieto, they came to the agreement that they both want to end "the illegal flow of drugs, cash, guns, and people across our border, and to put the cartels out of business."

"The truth is our immigration system is worse than anybody ever realized," Trump said.

However, this is could not be further from the truth. Not only has immigration decreased immensely, but as we reported earlier last month, immigration has helped lower crime rates and they also pay billions in taxes.

Here's what we got from his immigration reform plan, which he broke down in ten steps.

1) Mexico will build the wall. (??)

"Mexico will pay for the wall," Trump said. "One hundred percent. They don't know it yet, but they're going to pay for it. And they're great people and great leaders but they're going to pay for the wall. On day one, we will begin working on intangible, physical, tall, power, beautiful southern border wall."

Nevermind that Trump said in Mexico that he and Peña Nieto did not discuss the wall, or who'd pay for the wall.

According to Mexico's president, that's not the deal at all.

Peña Nieto said in this tweet above: "At the beginning of the conversation with Donald Trump I made it clear that Mexico will not pay for the wall."

This is why meeting with Trump was a bad idea, the guy says one thing one day, and something completely different the next. It's completely useless.

2) "Under my administration, anyone who illegally crosses the border will be detained until they are removed out of our country and back to the country from which they came."

Trump said that on his immigration agenda, he's going to end "catch and release."

He also says this plan will entail each individual to be taken back to their actual home, whichever state or country that will be. Who's going to pay for that? Just asking.

3) "Zero tolerance for criminal aliens. Zero. Zero," Trump said.

To follow up two points, he added:

4) He'd "block funding for sanctuary cities. We block the funding. No more funds."

5) And "cancel unconstitutional executive orders and enforce all immigration laws."

This statement is crucial. Trump wants to end two laws that helped children of undocumented immigrants remain in the country so they can continue their education.

6) He'd "suspend the issuance of U.S. visas to any place where adequate screening cannot occur."

He said each person coming into the country will only be allowed in after "extreme vetting."

"If somebody comes in that's fine but they're going to be good," Trump said. "It's extreme."

Forget that screening for refugees takes up to 2 years. Sorry if you have family from out of the country! 

7) "We will insure that other countries take their people back when they order them deported," Trump said.

His next two on the list include: 

8)"We will finally complete the biometric entry-exit visa tracking system which we need desperately."


9) "We will turn off the jobs and benefits magnet."

Trump went on to say that according to the Center for Immigration Studies, "62% of households headed by illegal immigrants use some form of cash or non-cash welfare programs like food stamps or housing assistance."

But that is clearly false because as the Los Angeles Times reports, that most welfare programs require proof of legal status

"In addition, legal immigrants can’t receive these public benefits until they have been in the U.S. for more than five years," the LA Times reported. "Immigrants who are not U.S. citizens are about 25% less likely to sign up for Medicaid than native-born counterparts. They are also 37% less likely to receive food stamps, according to a 2013 Cato Institute study."

10) To conclude his agenda, Trump said that he will reform legal immigration "to serve the best interests of America and its workers, the forgotten people. Workers."

And also made a point to say "There will be no amnesty."

There you have it folks, the guy who wants to be president of the United States clearly is either confused on what friendship means or completely delusional. We're thinking both. 

Oh and Trump also wants to catch criminals that have evaded justice, and then presumes to say perhaps they should deport Hillary Clinton.

Classy guy we got here.

But the best (or worst?) part of all of this? Please get a load of former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani's hat.

He wore this as he introduced Trump. Someone, please, get him a chair.