Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump made a surprise visit to Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on Wednesday, acting (gasp!) almost presidential during the whole affair. Alas, the much anticipated speech he then gave on Wednesday at a campaign stop in Phoenix, Arizona, erased once and for all, any hope that he might strike a conciliatory tone regarding his views and proposed policies on how to deal with illegal immigration. (One of his statements has him deport an estimated 5-7 million immigrants in the first hour of his presidency).
The Pew Research Center says in a new national survey, conducted August 9-16 among 2,010 adults, that a large majority (76%) of respondents says that undocumented immigrants are as hard-working and honest as U.S. citizens, while 67% say they are no more likely than citizens to commit serious crimes. The survey also finds continued public opposition to building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border: 61% oppose this proposal, which is little changed from earlier this year.