President-elect Donald Trump has said he plans to deport two to three
million undocumented immigrants with criminal records from the country
immediately – and has insisted that will build his wall.
first since winning the election – Trump insisted that he will build the
wall along the US-Mexico border that was a vital part of his
reassuring his supporters that he will deport or incarcerate up to three
millions ‘gang members’ and ‘drug dealers.’
‘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,’ But
we’re getting them out of our country, they’re here illegally.’Trump
But when asked if he does plan to build the wall, Trump told 60 Minutes: ‘Yes.’
However, Trump stipulated that the wall – instead of being ‘big and
beautiful’ like he repeatedly vowed – could end up being part-wall and
‘For certain areas I would, but certain areas, a wall is more appropriate,’ he said.
‘I’m very good at this, it’s called construction.’
The billionaire businessman said that once the border is secured,
immigration officials will ‘make a determination’ about remaining
undocumented immigrants in the country.
‘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,’ he said.
‘But before we make that determination…it’s very important, we are going to secure our border.’
his advisers about how many nights a week he will spend in the White
House. He has told them he would like to do what he is used to, which is
spending time in New York when he can.
According to the NewYork Times,
the future first lady, Melania Trump, expects to move to Washington.
But the couple’s 10-year-old son, Barron, is midway through a school
year in New York, and it is unclear when the move would happen.
Mr. Trump’s advisers say the president-elect’s coming to grips with the
fact that his life is about to change radically. They say that Mr.
Trump, who was shocked when he won the election, might spend most of the
week in Washington, much like members of Congress, and return to Trump
Tower or his golf course in Bedminster, N.J., or his Mar-a-Lago estate
in Palm Beach on weekends.
Mr. Trump’s advisers hold out the possibility that the president-elect
may spend more time in the White House as he grows less overwhelmed and
more comfortable in the job.