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According to Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton could permit 650 million immigrants into the US

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Donald Trump repeatedly once demanded without clear evidence that Hillary Clinton could allow between 600 million and 650 million new immigrants to enter the US. At a series of campaign rallies on Sunday, the Republican presidential nominee claimed that Clinton “just wants to let people pour in. You could have 650 million people pour in, and we do nothing about it,” he said. “Think of it. That’s what could happen. You triple the size of our country in one week.”

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Trump’s claim about Clinton’s immigration plan is unsupported by existing proof. The Democratic presidential candidate has made immigration change a central part of her campaign pitch, promising a pathway to citizenship for many immigrants living in the US, yet has not proposed permitting millions all the newer settlers to enter the US.

Trump’s claim may reference transcripts of Clinton’s 2013 discourse to Banco Itau in which the former secretary of state said she imagined the world with “a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders.” As Politifact calls attention to, the claim stands out from past proclamations in which Clinton tougher border security and expulsions of brutal offenders combined with movement change.

Trump has a background marked by misrepresenting Clinton’s immigration claims.

The real-estate honcho has repeatedly argued that Clinton wants to permit 600,000 Syrian refugees to look for refuge in the US, while in reality, the former secretary of state has proposed accepting around 65,000.

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