The first presidential debate is only a short time away and it is expected to draw in more than 100 million viewers to see Hillary and Trump do battle. It is believed that this debate will surpass the record audience which was recorded in 1980 for the Ronald Reagan versus Jimmy Carter debate.
At the moment, the polls are extremely close with Hillary having a slight advantage of 272 votes versus the 266 votes of Donald.
Throughout his campaign, immigration has been an important topic for Trump. He has recently secured a huge endorsement that solidified his position as a protector of our borders.
As The Hill reported: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Monday now has the backing of the union that represents 5,000 federal immigration officers and law enforcement support staff.
The National Immigration and Customs Enforcement Council made its first endorsement for a candidate running for an elected office, the Trump campaign said Monday.
Chris Crane, the president of the National ICE Council, described the men and women of Immigration and Customs Enforcement as the “last line of defense for American communities.” He continued, “Our 5,000 officers, underfunded and undermanned, are responsible for enforcing immigration laws in a nation of 320 million people.”
“Our officers come into daily contact with many of the most dangerous people in the world – cartel members, gang members, weapons traffickers, murder suspects, drug dealers, suspects of violent assault – yet ICE Officers are unable to arrest or are forced to release many of the most dangerous back into U.S. communities due to unscrupulous political agendas and corrupt leaders.”
Crane slammed President Obama for implementing “unconstitutional executive orders” and criticized Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton for embracing them.
“Our officers are prevented from enforcing the most basic immigration laws, including laws against illegal work, illegal entry, illegal overstay and also the public charge law,” he said in the statement.
Crane called the immigration plan put forth by Clinton the “most radical immigration agenda proposal in U.S. history.”
He said her plan would result in thousands of American deaths and an “uncontrollable flood of illegal immigrations across U.S. borders” and framed her proposal as “total amnesty plus open borders.”
“Donald Trump is the only candidate who is willing to put politics aside so that we can achieve that goal,” Crane said. “We hereby endorse Donald J. Trump, and urge all Americans, especially the millions of lawful immigrants living within our country, to support Donald J. Trump, and to protect American jobs, wages and lives.”
Crane said Clinton received only 5 percent of the vote in a poll of the union’s membership.
When the issue of immigration is raised in the debate, this will allow Trump to adequately shield any attacks Hillary may hit him with on the issue.