Trump Says He'll Deport 2 To 3 Million Immigrants In Post-Election Interview
Donald Trump gave his first extensive interview since being elected president, and the preview looks like he's up to his old ways again.
And yes, the wall is happening, although part of it may just be a fence.
In a preview for the interview, Trump says,
What we are going to do is get the people that are criminal and have criminal records, gang members, drug dealers — we have a lot of these people, probably 2 million, it could even be 3 million — we're getting them out of our country or we're going to incarcerate. But we're getting them out of our country — they're here illegally.
Speaking about the remaining, undocumented immigrants in the States, he added,
After the border is secured and after everything gets normalized, we're going to make a determination on the people that you're talking about — who are terrific people, they're terrific people — but we're going to make a determination at that.
Here's a reminder of Trump's 10-point plan, straight from his campaign website:
1. Begin working on an impenetrable physical wall on the southern border, on day one. Mexico will pay for the wall.
2. End catch-and-release. Under a Trump administration, anyone who illegally crosses the border will be detained until they are removed out of our country.
3. Move criminal aliens out day one, in joint operations with local, state, and federal law enforcement. We will terminate the Obama administration's deadly, non-enforcement policies that allow thousands of criminal aliens to freely roam our streets.
4. End sanctuary cities.
5. Immediately terminate President Obama's two illegal executive amnesties. All immigration laws will be enforced – we will triple the number of ICE agents. Anyone who enters the U.S. illegally is subject to deportation. That is what it means to have laws and to have a country.
6. Suspend the issuance of visas to any place where adequate screening cannot occur, until proven and effective vetting mechanisms can be put into place.
7. Ensure that other countries take their people back when we order them deported.
8. Ensure that a biometric entry-exit visa tracking system is fully implemented at all land, air, and sea ports.
9. Turn off the jobs and benefits magnet. Many immigrants come to the U.S. illegally in search of jobs, even though federal law prohibits the employment of illegal immigrants.
10. Reform legal immigration to serve the best interests of America and its workers, keeping immigration levels within historic norms.
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