The President-elect Donald Trump made a statement in a ‘60 minutes’ interview where he expressed his intent to deport 2 million to 3 million undocumented immigrants immediately. The President-elect made it clear that he’ll deport the immigrants with criminal records after his inauguration come January next year.
In the interview with correspondent Lesley Stahl, the president-elect emphasized that he had intentions of getting the immigrants who had criminal records; he highlighted drug dealers and gang members. Mr. Trump said that he was going to get them out of the country or incarcerate them. The preview of the interview was released by CBS.
Lesley Stahl compelled the president-elect to clarify on his stand concerning the pledge that he made during the campaign trail; Mr. Trump had pledged to deport millions of undocumented immigrants out of the United States Of America. In response, the president-elect Donald Trump responded by saying that his administration would ensure that the border is secured and consequently commit to the remaining undocumented immigrants in the country.
Mr. Trump pointed out that having secured the border and stabilized the atmosphere, the next step will entail making a determination on the undocumented immigrants; he also added that the undocumented immigrants were terrific individuals. It was clear that the president-elect intends to first secure the border before he deports the illegal immigrants.
The president-elect’s comments resonated with the remarks that he had made during the beginning of his campaign around June. Mr. Trump said that Mexico was not sending the best citizens; he added by saying that the immigrants coming from Mexico were having problems and issues; he said that this people brought drugs and crimes to the U.S.
In a report by The Washington Post Fact Checker, there’s a high probability that the president-elect gathered his data from the Department of Homeland Security report dating back from 2013. The fiscal report states that 1.9 million removable criminal aliens were in the U.S. Nevertheless, the report included figures from both the lawful and illegal immigrants; the lawful immigrants have acquired permanent residency or temporary visa’s in the U.S