President-Elect Donald Trump Vows To Deport 2-3Million Illegal Immigrants
President-elect Donald Trump has restated his vow to deport two to three million illegal, undocumented immigrants.
Trump made the assertion while discussing his immigration stance in his first post-election interview on CBS 60 Minutes on Sunday, November 13.
President Trump said:
“What we are going to do is get the people that are criminal and have criminal records, gang members, drug dealers.
“Where a lot of these people — probably two million, it could even be three million — we are getting them out of our country or we are going to incarcerate.”
7o-year-old Trump explained his intentions to CBS News’ Lesley Stahl in his latest interview.
He further clarified that he would be going after the “illegals” only.
“But we’re getting them out of our country. They’re here illegally.”
The real estate billionaire also stood by his hard-line plan to build a wall along the United States-Mexico border.
Trump admitted that “there will be some fencing.”
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“For certain areas, I would [include fencing], but certain areas, a wall is more appropriate.
“I’m very good at this. It’s called construction.”
A confident Trump continued,
“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 [undocumented immigrants].
“Who are terrific people, they’re terrific people — but we’re going to make a determination at that.
“But before we make that determination, Leslie, it’s very important, we are going to secure our border.”
Earlier this year, the businessman met with Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto to discuss the possibility of building a wall.
Trump claimed during an August 31 press conference that the duo “didn’t discuss payment of the wall” during their meeting.
Hours later, Peña Nieto disputed Trump’s claims, tweeting that he “made it clear that Mexico will not pay for the wall.”