Donald Trump says he'll deport 2-3 million people
The president-elect also confirmed that he is still committed to building a wall along the southern border with Mexico
United States President-elect Donald Trump on Sunday announced that he will deport as many as three million undocumented immigrants from the country upon assuming office.
In an interview with CBS on Sunday, 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 be even three million, we are getting them out of our country or we are going to incarcerate.”
The president-elect also confirmed that he is still committed to building a wall along the southern border with Mexico. We are going to secure our border,” he said. “I’m very good at this, it’s called construction.”
“After the border is secure and after everything gets normalized,” he said, “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,” he added, “it’s very important, we are going to secure our border.”
During his presidential campaign, Trump had promised to deport 11 million immigrants. While he defeated Hillary Clinton in the elections of 8th November, there have been widespread protest against him across US.