Trump Finally Reveals Just How Many People He’s Going To Deport as President
Trump vows to deport up to 3 million immigrants 'immediately'
US president-elect Donald Trump has said he will deport two to three million undocumented immigrants "immediately" upon taking office. He also insisted that a barrier will be built between the US and Mexico.
During an interview with CBS’s 60 Minutes that will air in full later tonight, President-elect Donald Trump detailed how many undocumented immigrants he plans on deporting right away when he takes office.
Speaking to Leslie Stahl, Trump first noted that the much-discussed border wall along Mexico’s border could potentially be part wall and part fencing.
“For certain areas I would, but certain areas, a wall is more appropriate,” Trump explained. “I’m very good at this, it’s called construction.”
As far as deporting immigrants here illegally, Trump stated that he’s going to concentrate on those with criminal records first. However, that number will still be in the millions.
“What we are going to do is get the people that are criminal and have criminal records, gang members, drug dealers,” Trump told Stahl. “A lot of these people, probably two million — it could be even three million — we are getting them out of our country or we are going to incarcerate. But we’re getting them out of our country, they’re here illegally.”
It is estimated that there are roughly 11 million undocumented immigrants in this country. Trump has at times said that he would remove all immigrants here illegally while also bringing up the need for deportation forces.
Watch the clip above, via CBS News.
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