Clinton is seeking immigration reform, including "a pathway to full and equal citizenship." She also wants to end family detention, close private immigration detention centers and continue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, which allows some undocumented immigrants who arrived before 16 to work and be exempt from deportation.
Trump has called for a wall to be built on the Mexican border, although whether it's real or metaphorical is unclear. He wants increased border security and a "mass deportation force." His original ban on Muslim immigrants has changed into what he called "extreme vetting" and bans on immigration from countries deemed to have been compromised by terrorism.
His plan for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering
Clinton calls for a large investment in infrastructure and establishing the
Clinton wants to invest in research and technology to create "the jobs of the future" and encourage businesses to provide employee training and apprenticeship programs.
Trump has said he would withdraw from the
Trump wants to create 25 million new jobs over the next 10 years by boosting economic growth by 3.5 percent per year on average.
Clinton wants to enact a 4 percent "fair share surcharge" on the top 0.02 percent of Americans who make more than
The proceeds would pay for job programs and debt-free college without adding to the national debt, she said. That also is how she would pay for a family leave program that would guarantee up to 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave at at least two-thirds of current wages, at no additional cost to businesses.
Trump said he would reduce taxes across the board, and "ensure the rich will pay their fair share," though the Tax Policy Center, a nonpartisan think tank, said most of the tax savings under Trump's plan would go to the highest-income households. He also wants to eliminate "special interest loopholes" and lower the business tax rate.
Trump also wants to allow families to fully deduct the average cost of child care from their taxes. A plan unveiled in September would federally mandate six weeks of maternity leave coverage.
Clinton wants to defend Obamacare from Republican attempts to repeal the law, citing the 20 million people covered by the plan and its protections for those with pre-existing conditions. She supports letting people 55 and older buy into
Trump wants to repeal and replace Obamacare with Health Savings Accounts, which are not subject to federal income tax. He also wants to create high-risk pools for those who would lose coverage because of pre-existing conditions and allow people to purchase insurance across state lines. He would replace the current
Clinton is in favor of abortion rights and supports a repeal of the Hyde Amendment, which bans federal funding to clinics that provide abortion services. Trump, who has been in favor of abortion rights in the past, is now anti-abortion and has said there should be "some form of punishment" for women who get abortions. He later backed away from that statement, however.
The Democratic nominee's plan to combat climate change includes a greenhouse gas-reducing Clean Power Plan, launching a
Trump, who has said "the concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese," wants to create American energy dominance by tapping into shale, oil, and natural gas reserves. He also wants to open up onshore and offshore drilling on federal lands and eliminate the moratorium on coal leasing.
Clinton calls for expanding background checks on gun purchases, including closing gun show and
The Republican nominee says he wants to enforce the gun laws on the book and "get serious about prosecuting violent criminals." He calls for a "national right to carry" in all 50 states, fixing a "broken" background check system instead of expanding it. He is opposed to a new ban on assault weapons.
Clinton wants "stick with our allies," including
She calls for defeating
Trump has talked about making
He would pursue joint and coalition military operations against
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