President-elect Donald Trump is vowing to begin immediately deporting criminal illegal aliens as one of his first acts of office.
“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 told CBS' "60 Minutes" in an interview to air Sunday evening.
He said he will begin making a "determination" about what to do with the remaining undocumented immigrants in the U.S. after the border is "secure."
“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.”
Trump has seemed to back down on his promise to create a "deportation force." On Sunday, House Speaker Paul Ryan also played down that plan.
Yep, just like I figured. He's backing down on some of his promises. Typical politician.
However, when it comes to deportations you can't deport every illegal at the same time. The most sensible thing to do is start with the criminal illegals first. First the violent ones, then the non-violent ones. Finally deport the regular illegals.
This is how I think it should be done.
First, begin preparations for the wall so we can secure our borders.
Then the deportations as I previously described.
Next we eliminate the magnets. We start by defunding sanctuary cities, then deny all services - including education to illegals. If they need medical assistance they can come forward and get it. Once they have been treated, they get deported.
During all of this we need to eliminate birthright citizenship. Unfortunately, that cannot be made retroactive. Any children of illegals born in this country are citizens and that cannot be revoked.
In the case of citizen children with illegal parents, we give them a choice: Either the kids stay here with a relative, friend, or in the foster system and the parents are deported, or the children can be deported with their parents and return on their own when they are 18.
We also institute E-Verify for all jobs both government and civilian to make getting jobs more difficult.
It's a lot of work and can't be done overnight, but as the Chinese say: A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. And if any of them are here illegally we'll deport them as well.