Take the Trump Immigration Policy Quiz. Win a huge prize if you are not stupid.

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015
By: Jonathan MontagJ.D.

Republican Party presidential primary poll leader, Donald Trump, issued a immigration policy plan this week. In the quiz below, excerpts from the plan (in bold) prompt multiple choice questions. See how you do in answering the questions prompted by Mr. Trump’s observations about immigration law and his  policy prescriptions.

1. We are the only country in the world whose immigration system puts the needs of other nations ahead of our own.  What is the number of refugees per 1,000 people in the following countries?

Jordan, Lebanon, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States:

A.  9, 11, 12, 14, 16

B.  15, 10, 15, 15, 15

C.   0.82,  3, 9, 250, 333

D.   333, 250 , 9,  3,  0.82

2. A nation without borders is not a nation. Which of the following countries has defined,  internationally recognized borders?

A. Israel
B. China
C. United States
D. Russia

3. Any immigration plan must improve jobs, wages and security for all Americans. The National Center for Policy Analysis, an organization endorsed by Newt Gingrich and John Stossel on its website, discussing the North American Free Trade Agreement, stated:

A. Trade deals with developing countries invariably leads to a decrease in employment for the developed country.

B. Jobs lost in the developed country are replaced by higher paying jobs.

C.  United States trade representatives fail to negotiate trade deals that benefit U.S. workers because their goal is fashioning a new world order based on international law.

D. Trade deals are influenced by corporations seeking treaties so they can move factories abroad to reduce labor costs and environmentalists who are anti-development.

4. The effects on jobseekers have also been disastrous, and black Americans have been particularly harmed. The Congressional Black Caucus did the following in response to the Comprehensive Immigration Reform legislation approved by the U.S. Senate in 2013:

A. Unanimously supported the legislation.

B. Met with President Obama and tried to persuade him to abandon the plan.

C. Met with the Senate’s Gang of Eight and implored them to make amendments to their plan so as not to harm employment opportunities for U.S. citizens.

D.  Rejected calls to unify with other minority rights organizations and instead voted to defeat the legislation in the House of Representatives.

5. The costs for the United States have been extraordinary: U.S. taxpayers have been asked to pick up hundreds of billions in healthcare costs, housing costs, education costs, welfare costs, etc. Which of the following is true?

A. According to the Institute on Taxation and Policy Analysis, the 11.4 million undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States collectively paid $11.84 billion in state and local taxes in 2012.

B. The Social Security Administration estimates that it collected $13 billion in pay-roll taxes from unauthorized  immigrant workers and their employers in 2010, while very few undocumented workers can collect Social Security.

C. The Texas State Comptroller reported in 2006 that the 1.4 million illegal immigrants in Texas alone added almost $18 billion to the state’s budget, and paid $1.2 billion in state services they used.

D. All of the above.

6. Triple the number of ICE officers. Which of the following is true?

A. ICE Special Agents earn between $40,000 to $68,000 per year plus benefits and can retire at age 50 or after 20 years of service.

B. ICE has an estimated 15,000 to 20,000 employees in 400 domestic and 50 international offices.

C. ICE is the second largest criminal investigative agency in the U.S. government, following the FBI.

D. All of the above.

7. ICE officers should be required to issue Notices to Appear to all illegal aliens with criminal convictions, DUI convictions, or a gang affiliation. Which of the following is true?

A. In 1997, Congress passed and President Clinton signed a law that made dozens of crimes aggravated felonies leading to near-certain deportation for tens if not hundreds of thousands of immigrants.

B.  As of July 2015, the backlog of removal cases in immigration court is approximately 454,000.

C. The Constitution’s Due Process Clause guarantees illegal aliens a fair hearing before they are deported.

D. All of the above.

8. End birthright citizenship. This remains the biggest magnet for illegal immigration. Which statement is true?

A. Once an illegal immigrant has a child born in the United States, it is virtually impossible to deport that person.

B. The parent of a child born in the United States has an almost automatic opportunity to become a permanent resident.

C. Countries that do not have birthright citizenship have far more generous laws regarding acquiring citizenship by blood than the United States does to avoid widespread statelessness among children.

D. The Constitution provides American citizens the right to be with their foreign immediate relatives, i.e., spouse and children,  enforceable under the venerable Writ of Mandamus.

9. End birthright citizenship. This remains the biggest magnet for illegal immigration. Which of the following is required for an illegal alien present in the United States to attain lawful status based on having a child who was born here?

A. The child is at least 21 years old.

B. The parent entered the United States legally.

C. The parent has not broken any of hundreds of criminal or immigration laws.

D. All of the above.

10. We need to stop giving legal immigrant visas to people bent on causing us harm. From the 9-11 hijackers, to the Boston Bombers, and many others, our immigration system is being used to attack us. Which of the following is true?

A. The State Department requires all persons ages 14-79, to undergo an interview before a visa is issued.

B. If the State Department has the slightest suspicion a person belonged or provided any support to a gang, criminal organization, or terrorist group, that person will not be issued a visa to come to the United States regardless of what family he has in the United States and no court can review the decision.

C. Under current law, a person who supported efforts to overthrow a government, even a government the United States may want overthrown, like Syria or Iran or the Taliban in Afghanistan, is inadmissible to the United States.

D. All of the above.

Good luck!


1. D  Jordan has 406 times as many refugees per 1000 citizens as the United States.
2. C  Obviously, countries without universally accepted borders are still countries.
3. B  There are always going to be winners and losers in any agreement; the question is really what the net gain is.
4. A The CBC unanimously supported the legislation. One would think they would vote for what is in the best interests of their constituents and certainly not against their best interests.
5. D While there are costs to illegal immigration, there are offsetting revenue gains even before calculating the positive impact of the labor of illegal immigrants on the economy.
6. D It is not going to be cheap or easy to hire and build an infrastructure for 40,000 more government employees.
7. D ICE is already working full bore to find and deport criminal aliens. The unwillingness of Congress to fund the deportation apparatus causes huge bottlenecks.
8. Having a U.S. citizen child does not provide much protection against deportation.
9. D The obstacles to immigrating one’s parents are huge and require more than 21 years of planning.
10. D Immigration attorneys deal every day with long delays based on security checks by the Department of State and arbitrary denials of visas for innocuous reasons.

Posted August 23, 2015.


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