It is no surprise that President-elect Donald Trump has said that he plans to deport two to three million undocumented immigrants immediately and that he will be building his wall along the US-Mexico border.In his first ever interview after he won the US elections 2016, Donald Trump said this with CBS’s 60 Minutes that airs on Sunday. Trump insisted that he will build the wall that was a vital part of his presidential campaign.
‘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,’ Trump said.
‘But we’re getting them out of our country, they’re here illegally.’
Such a promise was directly at odds with House Speaker Paul Ryan, who told CNN’s ”State of the Union” on Sunday that mass deportation is not a focus of Republicans right now. Ryan said ”I think we should put people’s minds at ease” on mass deportation because the top priority is really border security. The network released portions of Trump’s interview in advance of its broadcast Sunday night.
Trump campaigned on a vow to build a wall and make Mexico pay for it. He also has insisted he will deport all 11 million people in the country illegally, with exceptions.
(With inputs from agency)