And strangely enough, at first glance it didn't seem that nutty. I will give The Donald credit: He obviously paid someone to wrap up his ideas on immigration in a fashion that passes at least a cursory examination for credibility. Where the problems arise is in the detail. Lets start with the obvious: His plan for building a wall along the border with Mexico would cost in the tens of billions. And Trump's words notwithstanding, its unlikely that the Mexican government could be persuaded, under any circumstances, to pay for it. Trump's interim solutions, such as raising the fees on foreign imports at US ports and raising fees on visas issued to Mexican diplomats and executives - couldn't possibly make up the shortfall, and would probably result in (at the least) retaliatory fees from other countries. In either case, raising tariffs and fees on imported good effectively raises taxes on American consumers. So it won't be Mexico paying for Trumps Wall - it'll be you and me. Then there is his proposal to triple the number of ICE agents - to 15,000. An idea that may have some merit. But one that is going to come at a quite high cost. Is the Republican Congress going to authorize such a costly expansion of the Federal Government? The same is true for his proposals regarding the detention of aliens. Keeping such people in permanent detention would cost a tremendous amount of money. And I'm not sure that America really needs to adds tens of thousands of additional non-violent offenders to our prison rolls. His proposal to end Birthright Citizenship would require an Amendment to the US Constitution. And inevitably open up a huge can of worms. He does bring up the issue of high unemployment among African-American youth. But he seems to conflate this with the HB-1 visa program. I'm not sure that too many unemployed black teenagers have electrical engineering degrees. But I could be wrong. Lastly his observation that "we need to stop giving legal immigrant visas to people bent on causing us harm" raises more questions than it answers. How exactly does one do that? Ask potential Visa recipients to check off a little box asking them of their intentions of committing terrorism or other crimes? And Trump's harping on the grisly murder of a woman by an alleged illegal immigrant, suffice it to say, is nothing more than textbook demagoguery. Donald Trump on immigration: 8/10 for trying. 7/10 Style points. 0/10 for Practicality.