Trump Backpedals on Deportation, “We’re Going to Deport Those With Criminal Records”
Following the hailstorm of fire after the presidential election this past Tuesday night, President-elect Donald Trump sat down for an interview with 60 Minutes to discuss how policies and if there would be any changes. Along with nixing his plan to repeal Obamacare, it seems that President-elect Trump has revised his strategy for deportation.
“Tell us if you’re going to do what you said or if you’re going to change it any way,” a CBS anchor asked, “What about the pledge to deport millions and millions of undocumented immigrants?”
“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 in an interview with CBS.
That is… a lot different from what was proposed on the campaign trail. When also discussing the “Wall of Trump”, it appears that it’s not going to meet a full fruition, instead, being lined in with fence in certain areas.
If this is any indication of things to come, Trump’s policies as serving president may be far more scaled back than many Americans have anticipated.
Ben Handlen is a writer and political analyst from Brooklyn, NY.