Trump Shifts Immigration Plan: No ‘Mass Deportations’
Donald Trump said on Saturday that he will not push forward with a mass deportation plan if elected.
“President Obama has mass deported vast numbers of people — the most ever, and it’s never reported. I think people are going to find that I have not only the best policies, but I will have the biggest heart of anybody,” Trump said in an interview with Bloomberg Politics Saturday.
The Hill reports:
Pressed on whether he would issue mass deportations, as he has called for in the past, Trump said, “No, I would not call it mass deportations.
“We are going to get rid of a lot of bad dudes who are here. That I can tell you,” Trump said.
Throughout his campaign, Trump has promised to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexican border and deport all 11 million people living in the country illegally.
In November, shortly after he launched his presidential campaign, Trump said he would build a “deportation force” to ship those in the country illegally back to their home countries.
“We’re going to do it in a very humane fashion. Believe me. I have a bigger heart than you do. We’re going to do it in a very humane fashion,” he said.
However, Trump stood by his proposal to restrict people from “terrorist countries” from entering the U.S. Previously, he said that if elected he would temporarily ban Muslims from entering the country.
“I want terrorists out. I want people that have bad thoughts out. I would limit specific terrorist countries, and we know who those terrorist countries are,” Trump said.
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