Crowds, protesters line up for Donald Trump in Birch Run

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BIRCH RUN, Mich. -- Crowds lined up in Birch Run to hear GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump take the stage in his first Michigan campaign appearance.

The event, which is actually a Lincoln Day fundraiser organized by the Genesee and Saginaw County Republican Party, was sold out with more 2,000 people were expected to attend the standing room only event. Trump took to the stage to give the keynote address inside the Birch Run Expo Center around 7:30 p.m.

Birch Run Expo Center/Josh Sidorowicz

Birch Run Expo Center/Josh Sidorowicz

Several dozen protesters, organized by the Michigan Democratic Party, rallied outside the event Tuesday afternoon. MDP chairman Brandon Dillon called on the Genesee and Saginaw County Republican Party to rescind Trumps invitation.

“A presidential campaign should be about ideas,but  look at what’s going on in their (Republican) primary. Donald Trump leads the polls by insulting people," Dillon told a group of reporters. "On the Democratic side we have people talking about ideas."

Other protesters said Trump's recent comments about illegal immigration, veterans and FOX News host Megyn Kelly shouldn't be tolerated from someone who is running for president.

“I want to show people that while Trump might be leading in the polls and turning out 2,000 people, but not everyone in this state supports the hateful things he has to say," said Sam McNearny. "He’s not going to be my president and hopefully he won’t be the president of anything.”

Meanwhile, in a line stretching around the expo center Tuesday afternoon, supporters for Trump was easy to find. “I am so excited," said Christine Wofford, who held up her ticket with a smile on her face. "I love Donald Trump, I love his charisma, his excitement and his love for the United States of America."

Other supporters, like Michael McGrath, said he already had his mind made up and he'll be voting for Trump. “I mean, Donald Trump’s awesome, he speaks his mind and doesn’t care what anybody else thinks," McGrath said.

 

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  • David John Francis

    ONLY TRUMP CAN SAVE US FROM THE STATUS QUO.

    We must reign in against the overpopulation of the current illegal immigration invasion. It has been approved by King Obama and his troll administration to overrun our country with impoverished families. The masses can hardly speak a few words of English and can only survive on taxpayer’s funds. It is Donald Trump’s pledge to build a wall, to construct a double parallel fence–that would be similar to the fence in San Diego, California that has a 99 percent success rate to stop the invaders. This would be the first major deterrent? But seeing that the incursion of phenomenal amount of aliens, who have already violated the law, we need a master plan in implementing key prevention inland—and that’s E-Verify.

    ONLY DONALD TRUMP WILL MAKE E-VERIFY A MANDATORY LAW, BUT NOT THE MAJORITY IN CONGRESS OR IN WASHINGTON, DC, AS THEY NEVER WANTED SOMETHING THAT WOULD WORK.THIS EFFECTS EVERY UNEMPLOYED AMERICAN OF EVERY RACE OR ORIGIN.

    E-Verify can be a powerful disincentive, but it must carry the appropriate punishment to make it work? E-Verify could be the overriding technical system to end this plague set upon the American worker of cheap labor. Last April more than 1.4 million employment websites used E-Verify, and about 1,400 companies join it each week. Nineteen states have enacted legislation requiring compulsory use of E-Verify for most employers; however it’s not an obligation. But unlike King Obama, former President Bush E-Verify was never mandatory and that’s ‘where the SXXX, hits the fan’. E-Verify must be obligatory, with no exceptions.

    To carry out its operation, Congress must approve funds for more agents to carry out the sweeping searches for illegal workers throughout the United States. But when State and federal treasuries are spending $500 Billion annually and even more on foreigners siphoning off taxpayers money this deterrent must be enforced—as with the border? The recruitment of more government agents to chase down employers using illegal foreign workers would cost a pittance; far less of what is being taken now by the IRS? The crux of this issue would be harsh sentencing guidelines for employers who hire foreign labor, to a minimum of 5 years in prison and huge fines.

    E-Verify on occasion would be able to display a photo on a computer tablet for the official to compare to the photo on the employee’s document. Another comparison for E-Verify is using the system to determine the legal status of job applicants, but also a need for verifying Social security numbers and additionally stealth agent sweeps on businesses and the use of whistleblowers. This assists in preventing fraud. Under the new mandatory law the agent can compare it to the new hire’s photo pasted onto one of the individual’s documents: a Permanent Resident Card or “green card,” U.S. Passport or Passport Card; The USCIS is the branch of Homeland Security that is involved with E-Verify. BUT AS YET NOT MANDATORY, BUT WOULD BE UNDER DONALD TRUMPS PRESIDENCY.

    Hundreds of thousands, even millions of Americans would be able to take their jobs back from illegal aliens. It is so accepted that The Rasmussen Report http://www.rasmussenreports.com/ was unable to find any disagreement as there is an “overwhelming majority of people” who support the existing free online workplace verification system. Most Americans want citizens and legal immigrants already here to get priority for U.S. jobs over citizens from other countries that are in the U.S. illegally. E-Verify can help accomplish that. E-Verify has long been understood as a critical deterrent against illegal immigration.

    Every Data base including the Death data base should be included for searches, as illegal aliens are using the information on deceased Americans to cheat the system.

    DONALD TRUMP WILL BE BUILDING THE WALL, AND PLACING INTO LAW THE ARCH ENEMY OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION, MANDATORY E-VERIFY.

    The press has been silent about a brutal murder on a Crow nation reservation April 27. IN LESS THAN A MONTH FOUR (4) MURDERS COMMITTED ON US CITIZENS BY ILLEGAL ALIENS.

    Latest murder by a foreign national was near Pryor, Montana. A husband and wife Jason Shane, 51, and Tana Shane, 47 of native American heritage were shot and killed by 18 year old Jesus Deniz Mendoza, when they stopped to help, the man posing as a stranded motorist who had run out of gas. Deniz-Mendoza, a Mexican national and lawful permanent resident, had been arrested for burglary less than two weeks earlier, but Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents filed no detainer for lack of a conviction. Jorah Shane, the daughter was shot in the spine, wounded, she escaped and hid in a field.