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Matters of national security

Donald Trump (left side of the table, toward the back), his staff and his advisers meet at Trump Tower in New York on Friday to discuss national security. Also Friday, Trump’s campaign pulled back planned advertising for next week in Florida and North Carolina, because of Hurricane Matthew’s aftermath.

New York Times

Donald Trump (left side of the table, toward the back), his staff and his advisers meet at Trump Tower in New York on Friday to discuss national security. Also Friday, Trump’s campaign pulled back planned advertising for next week in Florida and North Carolina, because of Hurricane Matthew’s aftermath.

Trump says some come in illegally to vote

Seizing on comments from a Border Patrol union leader, Donald Trump said Friday that agents have been told to allow immigrants into the United States illegally "so they can vote in the election." But he offered no evidence to support his most recent claim that presidential voting may be tainted by fraud. In a round table on border security, Trump responded to comments from Art Del Cueto, a vice president for the National Border Patrol Council, who told the candidate that officials in the U.S. are being directed to ignore immigrants' criminal histories and speed up citizenship applications. "They are letting people pour into the country so they can go ahead and vote," Trump said. A union spokesman later acknowledged the discussion was misleading. Newly admitted immigrants are not permitted to vote, a right that is reserved for citizens.

Chamber plans to push immigration reform

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce plans to "turn up the heat" to overhaul the country's immigration laws if Trump is elected president, a top official said Friday. Rob Engstrom, senior vice president and national political director for the business lobby, said in an interview for C-SPAN's Newsmakers that the Chamber remains optimistic that bipartisan agreement can be forged on key immigration policy issues, despite Trump's inflammatory anti-immigrant rhetoric.

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Matters of national security 10/07/16 [Last modified: Friday, October 7, 2016 10:33pm]
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