This has, as you can guess, sent liberals into apoplexy. The Daily Kos’ Hunter is now referring to Trump as President-Elect Pumpkinführer. Others are following suit
(CBS News) President-elect Donald Trump’s hard-line immigration stance was a central part of his campaign message in 2016 — and he said in an interview airing Sunday that he plans to immediately deport approximately two to three million 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’ “60 Minutes.” “But we’re getting them out of our country, they’re here illegally.”
Leftists are trying to make a case that there aren’t that many with criminal backgrounds, even when considering that crossing the border illegally is illegal. They forget that roughly 40-45% of the illegals in the country overstayed their visas, which is even more criminal than those who jumped the border.
Regardless, this gives a good view into how Liberals will respond to the era of Trump, meaning meltdowns and severe opposition to everything he proposes, regardless of whether it is good policy or not. Deporting those with criminal backgrounds? How dare he! A lollipop a day to kids under 8? That’s horrific! Der Fuhrer is trying to ruin their teeth! He’s the most awful thing ever!
He continued by saying that after the border is “secure,” immigration officials will begin to make a “determination” about the remaining undocumented immigrants in the U.S.
“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.”
Does anyone think this might include a pathway to citizenship? For some, sure, I do think we can look at it, with requirements like they must speak, and preferably read, English. They must pay penalties and fees like those who attempted to become citizens the legal way. Being able to pass the citizenship test (interestingly, something quite a bit of citizens can’t). No criminal history, and this includes misdemeanors.
Remember, though, I told you long ago that Trump was pro-pathway to citizenship. He’s said it, his staff has said it, his son has said it. Once he’s inaugurated, we’ll see what he actually does. Will he change all of Obama’s illegal alien orders? Will he institute policies whereby illegals are almost immediately deported? The best thing he can do is create an atmosphere whereby illegals, whether border jumpers or visa overstayers, don’t. They just do not come. Cross the border and be caught? Put them right back over the border. Overstay your visa? Gather your stuff, you’re being put on a plane, and your bank account will pay for it.
Illegal immigration is one of Trump’s top priorities, and some of his biggest promises. Just 66 days to see how he handles it.
Crossed at Right Wing News.