Disclaimer: My question is not regarding the actual facts, since they don't happen yet. My question is regarding Trump's rethorics regarding immigration.

My step-bro is moving to USA with his wife and daughter. He is an engineer (which will have to pass an exam to validate his degree), and his wife is a lawyer who was accepted in an university (I am not clear about which one) for complementary studies (after all they are moving from another country to USA and want to make her degree valid).

What is the Trump's foreign policy position regarding two married professional immigrants (with no muslim religion or blood) from Latin America (Ecuador) / the likelyhood of them being... accepted in the US? (With so much media bombing for his controversial speeches, could not actually grasp what would happen according to him to cases like this).

Edit: It seems that the main points were not well understood by the community, so I will remind:

  1. Quoting Trump's opinion means quoting a media source which fully reflects his opinion, which could be a speech video or a note, with a transcription or digest. Personal opinions should be avoided, except when they are an interpretation over a given media source in the terms I said.
  2. This question is not about already legal immigrants in the US, but about people in a Latin American country attempting to become a legal resident (without any prior illegal status in US).
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    Trump is opposed to having detailed policy positions. He feels that they confuse his message. As such, we could only guess as to how he would react in this situation. His rhetoric is all over the place. He loves immigrants and hires them in his business. His mother and two of his three wives were immigrants. Immigrants are stealing our jobs! The system is broken! You can find rhetoric justifying him supporting or opposing this situation.
    – Brythan
    Commented Jun 12, 2016 at 3:57
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    What you said sounded as if Trump was just ranting instead of proposing. So should I take "expect anything" as an answer? Commented Jun 12, 2016 at 4:09
  • Trump immigration framework is simple - build the wall and have legal immigration organized in rational manner AFTER THAT. Common sense, nothing else.
    – lowtech
    Commented Jun 14, 2016 at 23:32
  • "expect anything?": the administration's policies will not likely have a significant impact on the experiences of new immigrants from Ecuador.
    – phoog
    Commented Feb 6, 2017 at 16:50

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Though this may get down voted, I will attempt to answer.

It is very difficult to find "his" official policy on immigration. There is a large amount of noise out their with one side or the other taking comments, quotes, and tweets and using them to support just about every idea they can come up with. I'm sure if you looked for it hard enough, you could find media stating the Trump will only support immigration of the immigrates are riding a unicorn.

What can be said, with a degree of certainty;

  • Trump intends to be tougher on illegal immigration. His "build the wall" speeches and executive order support this.
  • Trump sees seven middle eastern countries as a threat to the nation (not trying to say he is right or wrong). His executive order supports this.
  • There have been no executive orders in regards to legal immigration from any Latin American countries.
  • Close members of his family are legal immigrants.
  • Trump owned businesses hire legal immigrants.

I think it is safe to say, that if your family were to immigrate legally, they should not have any kind of a problem. I think it's also important to note that the US (and other parts of the world) are very polarized by the election and actions of Trump, and as such there is a very high amount of "political propaganda" flowing around from both sides. You should take care in trying to weed out fact from theory.

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    Even when Trump makes me s*** my pants when he talks, I have to upvote this answer because what you say sounds coherent. Commented Feb 6, 2017 at 20:52
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    @LuisMasuelli - you can substancially reduce your laundry bill once you realize that Trump has a certain communication style that is... ahem... I shall politely call it "hyperbolized, bombastic and soundbitey" - which is further exacerbated by the fact that he doesn't seem to care about fine details. If you look at reality, you will note that he very frequently either backtracks from the grandiouse generalizations he promises, or implements them in an extremely nuanced way compared to what he campaigned about;you can argue that it's still not nuanced enough, but that's a different conversation
    – user4012
    Commented Feb 6, 2017 at 21:24

Trump has no issue with legal valid immigration from any and all countries to the united states of america. Any and all contrarian views are the result of a deliberate propaganda effort to paint him as anti-foreigner and possibly racist. If your brother comes to the united states legally he will be welcomed with open arms by Donald Trump.

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    So I guess the press releases on his personal campaign homepage are also part of the propaganda campaign against him? "When I am President we will listen to the people - not the special interests - and get immigration numbers under control, as the voters have demanded"
    – Philipp
    Commented Jun 13, 2016 at 14:35
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    @Philipp where does that say that the united states won't accept professional workers coming from latin america that want to live and work within the system legally? It doesn't say anything at all in that regard. It merely speaks of lowering the rate of net immigration to the united states. Period. Not rejection of people based upon race or ethnicity or country of origin. Not deportation of legal immigrants. Take your attempts at distortion elsewhere. Commented Jun 13, 2016 at 14:40
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    What course of argumentation? I am just quoting the man himself. The official press release I quoted above does not make any difference regarding legal status or education level of immigrants. It just says that the number needs to be reduced. Also note that you did not quote any source at all and all we got from you was your personal opinion.
    – Philipp
    Commented Jun 13, 2016 at 14:49
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    I'm downvoting because this answer doesn't cite any sources to show that this is actually Trump's opinion. This is purely separate from any of the discussion about definitions.
    – Bobson
    Commented Jun 15, 2016 at 12:46
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    I am downvoting because Trump has said just this week that he will stop all immigration from any countries that have terrorism ties, so "any and all countries" is incorrect. cnbc.com/2016/06/13/…
    – jalynn2
    Commented Jun 15, 2016 at 17:11

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