Donald Trump on Immigration

A historical account of Donald Trump's statements in the media regarding immigrants, immigration, Mexico and his plan to build a border wall


  1. April 18, 2016 - Mexico's finance minister refers to Trump's plan to make Mexico build a border wall as a threat and bullying.

  2. April 7, 2016 - Trump spokesperson Stephen Miller tells CNN's Wolf Blitzer that the current open-border policies with Mexico only aids drug traffickers and corrupt politicians and that Mexico will remain "poor forever" under the current policy.

  3. April 5, 2016 - Donald Trump reveals his plan to make Mexico build a border wall by threatening to cut off remittance payments to Mexico unless a one-time payment of $5-10 billion is made by Mexico to the United States.

  4. February 25, 2016 - After former Mexican President Vicente Fox tells Jorge Ramos that Mexico is not going to pay for the wall, and then adding that Trump should pay for it himself, Trump replies that the wall just got "teen feet higher."

  5. February 25, 2016 - The New York Times reports that Trump's Mar-a-Lago has pursued more than 500 visas for immigrant workers while turning down more than 300 local, qualified applicants.

  6. February 17, 2016 - Experts say a 1,954-mile border wall can be constructed from 339 million cubic feet of precasted concrete panels and 5 billion pounds of steel, making the wall 20 feet high, 5 feet deep, 10 feet wide and 8 inches thick and costing about $10.5 billion to construct in four years.

  7. January 26, 2016 - Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio endorses Trump and his illegal immigration plan.

  8. October 28, 2015 - Trump proposes higher pay for H-1B visa workers to discourage bringing immigrants to the U.S. to work for less pay than industry standards and encourage hiring qualified U.S. workers.