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Trump Speaks On His First Move To Sanitize America



US President-elect, Donald Trump, has said he will extradite or imprison up to three million illicit migrants. 

Speaking with US Broadcaster CBS, he said those focused on would be persons with criminal records, for example, gangsters, and street urchin. 

Surprisingly since winning the US poll, Trump has put a number on individuals he wants to extradite from US soil. 

In spite of the fact that he says those he plans to repatriate included lawbreakers, street urchin, to hit such a huge number would include either throwing a wide net that spreads even to the littlest infractions or additionally ousting lawful residents of the US with criminal records, Punch reports.

According to the reports, Trump told CBS,”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.”

To pull this off, an expanded “deportation force” would almost certainly be necessary, but Trump’s advisers have spent the past few days downplaying the prospect of such an organisation.

He also confirmed that another election promise, to build a wall with Mexico, still stood but could include fencing.

Meanwhile, Trump also has curtailed the scope of his “big, beautiful” border wall, acknowledging that it could be a fence in some areas. All of this is evidence that Trump is grappling with exactly how to make his controversial immigration promises a reality.

Proposing a multi-billion-dollar wall and mass deportations is easy. Delivering, in the face of fiscal realities and opposition within one’s own party, is a different matter entirely.

There are around 11 million undocumented immigrants in the US, many of them from Mexico.

Trump pledged during the election campaign to overturn amnesties introduced by President Barack Obama, and strictly enforce immigration laws, deporting those without correct documents.

Asked about his plans for the Mexican border, he said “a wall is more appropriate” in some parts but “there could be some fencing.”

Other undocumented migrants would be assessed once the border was secured, Trump added.

However, another top Republican, House Speaker Paul Ryan, said on Sunday that border security was a greater priority than mass deportation.

“We are not planning on erecting a deportation force,’’ he told CNN’s State of the Union programme

“I think we should put people’s minds at ease,” he added.

Trump is due to take over at the White House on January 20, when Barack Obama steps down after two terms in office.

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