Is Trump for real on immigration?

The real question is whether that paper even reflects Trump’s immigration policy. The candidate, who lost his longtime first place standing in the Washington Examiner’s power rankings to Rubio, certainly uses the sharpest rhetoric in criticizing illegal immigration. But his comments frequently don’t match the details of his supposed immigration plan.

“I am all in favor of keeping these talented people here so they can go to work in Silicon Valley,” Trump said Wednesday night, declining to criticize either Rubio or H-1B visas. Yet the Trump immigration paper complains as much as “two-thirds of entry-level hiring for IT jobs is accomplished through the H-1B program,” lamenting “the number of black, Hispanic and female workers in Silicon Valley who have been passed over in favor of the H-1B program.”

In the same paragraph, Trump’s plan includes the offending remarks about Rubio and Zuckerberg, saying a proposal to triple the number of H-1B visas “would decimate women and minorities.” Trump said none of that on the debate stage and instead allowed Rubio to be the one to say that companies abusing H-1Bs to avoid hiring American workers “should be permanently barred from ever using the program again.”