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US President-elect, Donald Trump, has said he will deport or jail up to three million illegal migrants.
Those targeted would be migrants with criminal records, such as gang members and drug dealers, he told US broadcaster CBS in an interview.
For the first time since winning the US presidency, Trump has put a number on how many people he plans to deport from US soil and it’s a big one – two to three million.
Although he says this group is comprised of violent criminals, drug-dealers and gang members, to hit such a high mark would involve either casting a very wide net that covers even the smallest infractions or also deporting legal alien residents of the US with criminal convictions.
Trump told CBS,”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.”
To pull this off, an expanded “deportation force” would almost certainly be necessary, but Trump’s advisers have spent the past few days downplaying the prospect of such an organization.
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