Donald Trump likes to play up his status as a family man, displaying current and former wives along with his children for effect. But his proposed "One Child" policy for Hispanics is already having a disastrous effect on many families in the US.
For one woman her dream of marrying may have to wait indefinitely. Mercedes, who works as a bathroom gender guard in Asheville North Carolina, told this reporter her wedding is on hold due to the fear of Donald trump's proposed "One Child" law.
Mercedes is a US citizen from Puerto Rico and wants to have several children, for that reason she and her fiance will not marry so that they can claim separate family status and can have one child each.
"It's not fair for Trump to say how many children anyone can have," she said. "Maybe we will be happy with one but maybe we will want three or four children."
Other Hispanic couples with two children are pondering divorce: In order to stay legal under the law, each parent would claim one child as well as a separate family status.
But Hispanics with much larger families who cannot easily get around the new law are facing the prospect of harsh monetary penalties and deportation if the law goes in to effect.
The ACLU and human rights organizations are criticizing the law and especially the deportation penalties as unconstitutional.
John Armstrong of the Maine ACLU spoke to this reporter about the ACLU's opposition to Trump's proposal.
"You have American citizens of Hispanic heritage, and their families have been here for generations or even centuries, where are they going to be deported to? Who is going to decide who is Hispanic and who is not? What about someone who is one quarter Hispanic, or one eighth? This law cannot stand against all the potential legal and constitutional challenges it would face."
Michael Gonzalez of Trinidad Colorado speaks for many who don't believe the law will pass. He says his four kids and twelve grand kids have no plans to do anything different in response to Trump's proposal.
"It's a stupid law from a stupid person and it will never pass. Even if it did we will defy the law, our families have been here for centuries, we are the descendants of Spanish and European settlers and the native Americans, we were America's melting pot before there was an America."
Trump has been vague on specifics regarding his One Child proposal but his fans and followers have embraced the concept with the "one child" chant now as popular at rallies as "build that wall."
Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan and other GOP leaders all supported Trump's idea without actually saying they would vote for a "One Child" law."