The Democratic Party delivered a huge win to immigration activists in its party platform draft released Friday, taking a liberal stance in sharp contrast to Republican proposals. …
The 2016 document contrasts sharply with the 2012 version, which also touted the need for comprehensive immigration reform, but stated that undocumented immigrants should “get right with the law, learn English, and pay taxes in order to get on a path to earn citizenship,” language unpopular with Hispanic and immigrant rights groups.
The platform calls religious tests for entry un-American and explicitly mentions Trump and his rhetoric.
A ban on Muslim immigration is not a religious test, but an extreme-ideology test, like the current US ban on Communists that has been in place for decades.