Republican platform formalizes push for Donald Trump’s Mexico border wall

07/18/16 The Guardian 

fence at borderRepublicans officially adopted a platform on Monday that embraces Donald Trump’s controversial proposals on immigration and includes a stated commitment to build a wall along the US-Mexico border.

The long-awaited document, a blueprint for the party’s agenda for the 2016 presidential and congressional elections, was agreed upon by a voice vote on the floor of the Republican national convention in Cleveland. While there are few surprises in its contents, much of which was made public at a meeting of the Republican platform committee last week, the influence of Trump is apparent, particularly on his signature issues of immigration reform and trade policy.

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