In a new interview with 60 minutes , Donald Trump sat down with Lesley Stahl to speak on issues regarding the future of the country, such...
In a new interview with 60 minutes, Donald Trump sat down with Lesley Stahl to speak on issues regarding the future of the country, such as the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage, building his infamous wall, and even telling his supporters to stop the violence against minorities. One important question that all Americans had for Trump was what stance he would take on immigration, now that he is soon to take office. Trump ran his campaign off the hard-hitting, fierce rhetoric against undocumented immigrants, telling supporters he plans to "deport illegal immigrants" and "build a wall". During his campaign, Trump said many illegal immigrants were "rapist and drug dealers", and said Mexico is "not bringing their best people here". The controversial statements have drawn heavy criticism, but also support from Hispanic and Latino voters who say they agree with Trump, as one Hispanic woman said in an interview with Political Outsource, "I became a citizen legally, and expect everyone else to have to, to go through what my family did to be apart of this country. It's not fair to allow others to take a short cut, and even stay here with more benefits then us." Others have voiced concerned for Trump's immigration plan, saying it's not only morally wrong -- but also against the Constitution. Now, with the country watching, Trump told 60 minutes, and the world, what he plans on doing with 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 2 million, it could be even 3 million, we are getting them out of our country or we are going to incarcerate,” Trump said in the interview. “But we’re getting them out of our country, they’re here illegally.”
He continued, saying that once the border is "secure", immigration officials will make a "determination" about remaining undocumented immigrants in the United States.
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“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.”
When asked if he really plans to build a wall along the U.S./Mexico border, Trump answered "Yes". However, Trump also admitted that some of the wall would be "fencing", following the ideas of what some congressional Republicans have proposed
“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.”
By Michael Marsh