“We are going to get rid of the criminals and it’s going to happen within one hour after I take office, we start, okay?” Trump said during a campaign event in Des Moines on Saturday. “We’re going to bring them back where they came from. In this task, we will always err on the side of protecting the American people. We will use immigration law to prevent crimes.”…
On Saturday, he detailed several specific policies he would implement to keep immigrants from entering the country illegally, including expanding the E-Verify program that allows employers to determine whether an immigrant is eligible to work in the U.S., and developing a tracking system to enforce expired visas. He is expected to announce a clearer immigration policy in the coming weeks.
But he has not specified what he would do with the 11 million undocumented immigrants. On Saturday, he blasted the press for asking for clarification.
“In recent days, the media — as it usually does — has missed the whole point on immigration. All the media wants to talk about is the 11 million or more people here illegally,” he said. “But my priority is the well-being of 300 million American citizens, including millions of Hispanic citizens and legal residents who want a secure border, a safe and drug-free community, and a growing economy.”