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Donald Trump Says Immigrant Deportations Done in Two Years

Donald Trump is standing by his plan to deport all illegal immigrants in the United States.

He suggested that he could have them all removed within two years.

“We have to get them out. If we have wonderful cases, they can come back in but they have to come back in legally,” said Trump in a call with Alabama Republicans.

Democrats are strongly against his plan, citing that it violates the U.S. Constitution and is impractical, immoral, and illegal.

Trump also took a shot at Republican rival Ben Carson, claiming that he was incapable of solving immigration issues.

“It wouldn’t work for him because he has absolutely no management capability,” Trump said.

The Wall Street Journal reports:

The two men have led some recent GOP polls, and Mr. Trump has stepped up his attacks of the neurosurgeon this week. Mr. Carson, in response, questioned the depth of Mr. Trump’s faith during a rally Wednesday night.

Zach Bowman, the director of voter engagement for the Alabama GOP, confirmed that call the call took place and that Mr. Trump laid out the timeline for his immigration proposal. Mr. Trump also stated that he would release a tax plan in the next three weeks, Mr. Bowman said.

A spokeswoman for Mr. Trump didn’t immediately return a request for comment.

Many of Mr. Trump’s Republican opponents attacked his immigration plan when it was released and said it wasn’t realistic, including Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Others, such as Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Texas Sen.Ted Cruz, stressed that they have similar ideas to Mr. Trump’s on immigration. Mr. Cruz particularly applauded Mr. Trump for raising the topic so forcefully.

Democrats running for president have faulted Mr. Trump’s immigration ideas, with former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley calling the businessman “racist” and “hate-filled.”

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