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Donald Trump vows to deport 3 million undocumented immigrants with criminal records

November 14, 2016  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Donald Trump vows to deport 3 million undocumented immigrants with criminal records

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In an interview with “60 Minutes,” President-elect Donald Trump indicated that close to 3 million undocumented immigrants in the United States are “criminal,” and vowed to either incarcerate or deport them.

In his first interview since he won last Tuesday’s historic presidential election, Trump also indicated he is sticking with his proposal to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border, parts of which will include a fence.

“They are talking about a fence in the Republican Congress, would you accept a fence?” Stahl asked.

Trump responded: “For certain areas I would, but certain areas, a wall is more appropriate. I’m very good at this; it’s called construction.”

The president-elect added: “What we are going to do is get the people that are criminal and have criminal records. Gang members, drug dealers… we are getting them out of our country, or we are going to incarcerate them… After the border is secure and after everything gets normalized, we’re going to make a determination of the people that they’re talking about who are terrific people… But before we make that determination… we are going to secure our border.”

In a revealed passage, Trump also told the program that he plans to keep portions of Obamacare, despite his multiple requests to completely repeal it and replace it with a Republican-approved strategy.

Stahl also asked Donald Trump whether he plans to make sure people with pre-existing conditions would still be insured under his “repeal and replace” proposal. To which, Trump responded: “Yes. Because it happens to be one of the strongest assets [of Obamacare].”

Trump also revealed that there would be no lag time between revoking and replacing Obamacare and that he intends to do both concurrently.

“I know how to do this stuff. We’re going to repeal it and replace it. We’re not going to have a two-day period, and we’re not going to have a two-year period where there’s nothing. It will be repealed and replaced.”

Trump won against Clinton in the race to become the 45th President of the U.S. and has already met with President Obama as well as Republican officials to begin the process of transition.

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