Right after the U.S Presidential elections 2016, questions have been raised on what are his plans and how he intend to execute them. During the elections, President- elect Donald Trump has stated many times on planning to chop the legislations of President Obama’s administration starting from immigration policy, economic affairs and health care.
Recently, President- elect Donal Trump has announced to deport about more than 3 million immigrants and will also start building the promised wall on the border with Mexico.
He stated, “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. But we’re getting them out of our country, they’re here illegally.”
According to Trump, the wall, the favourite campaign promise of his, would take some time and the barrier would be just “some fencing”.
Currently, there are about 11 million undocumented immigrants that reside in the United States. Donald Trump said that the government will decide about these fate of these undocumented immigrants after the border of the U.S. is secured and the other immigrants are deported.
Many officials and immigrant experts have seen that President- elect Donald Trump has softened some of his hard- line promises he made during the campaign.
Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto, a political scientist at the University of Texas at Austin stated, “President Obama had prioritized the removal of undocumented immigrants that are criminals. The real question we’re not going to know the answer to is how does [Trump] put that in practice. Does he fly through that list and then go onto folks who don’t have a criminal record but are technically here illegally and start deporting them?”
Paul Ryan, the House speaker stated, “That is not what our focus is. We are focused on securing the border before we get on any immigration. We are not planning on erecting a deportation force, Donald Trump’s not planning on that.”
It is yet not clear on how the President- elect plans to bring this plan into fruition but his transition team will start roving different workplaces and neighborhood with police officers.
Trump further stated, “After the border is secure and after everything gets normalized,” he said, “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. But before we make that determination,” he added, “it’s very important, we are going to secure our border.”