But many Hispanic Trump supporters aren’t so sure that he really plans to build a wall along the border or deport millions of undocumented immigrants.
“I don’t think he would,” Avila from Los Angeles said, drawing a parallel between the wall and Obama’s effort to push an immigration overhaul through Congress.
“That’s why we have the Senate and House of Representatives in place. They’ve offset some of the stuff Obama wants to do, it would be the same kind of thing, but it moves us in the right direction. I don’t see how the country as a whole is going to stomach mass deportation and a wall being built,” he said.
Maestas — who said that as “a military man security is one of the greatest concerns I have for the country” — conceded his belief that “no one is going to make 12 million illegal immigrants leave our country.”
“I really don’t think he’s going to build a wall,” said Jose Martinez a 60-year-old Mexican-American dentist from San Diego who said he fears drug cartel violence could make its way up to where he lives and put his two college-aged children at risk. “I don’t think he’s going to deport everyone.”