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How Does Our Current Immigration System Work?

Two people walk towards metal bars marking the United States border where it meets the Pacific Ocean Wednesday, March 2, 2016, in Tijuana, Mexico. (Gregory Bull/AP)
Two people walk towards metal bars marking the United States border where it meets the Pacific Ocean Wednesday, March 2, 2016, in Tijuana, Mexico. (Gregory Bull/AP)
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We're getting in-depth, local reaction to Donald Trump's immigration speech Wednesday night, and learning about the reality of immigration in Massachusetts.

Trump heavily focused on illegal immigration. However, number 10 in his 10-point plan hits hard on legal immigration. Trump calls the tens of millions of immigrants admitted to the U.S. since 1965 a historic wave. Now, he says, "We have an obligation to [those immigrants] and to their children to control future immigration." Trump called for a new set of reforms to the legal immigration system, because he believes the current system is too lax.

"We take anybody," said Trump Wednesday. "Come on in, anybody. Just come on in. Not anymore. You know, folks, it's called a two-way street. It is a two-way street, right? We need a system that serves our needs, not the needs of others. Remember, under a Trump administration, it's called 'America First.' Remember that."

Note: This segment did not air on Radio Boston.

Guest

Susan Church, chair of the New England chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and a Cambridge-based immigration lawyer. She tweets @SusanBChurch11.

This segment aired on September 1, 2016. The audio for this segment is not available.

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