It may seemed like all talk, during the election run, but Donald Trump continues make deportation a priority on his presidential “to do” list. In a Sunday “60 Minutes” interview, Donald Trump, the president-elect made plans to quickly deport between 2-3 million undocumented immigrants. Those that have criminal records will be deported, following his January inauguration.
Trump told Lesley Stahl, the correspondent for 60 Minutes, “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 2 million; it could be even 3 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.”
Trump was pressed by Stahl, involving his campaign pledge about deporting “millions and millions of undocumented immigrants.” Trump told Stahl that after the border is secured, he will have his administration determine what they will do with the remaining undocumented immigrants that reside in the country.
Trump went on to say, “After the border is secure and after everything gets normalized, we’re going to make a determination on the people that they’re talking about; who are terrific people. They’re terrific people, but we are gonna make a determination at that. But before we make that determination, it’s very important we are going to secure our border.”
He was echoing the comments that he made at the beginning of his political race: “When Mexico sends it people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems. And, they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.” This was delivered, when Trump announced his candidacy.