The United States president-elect, Donald Trump has in his first TV interview since he was annouced as the winner of the November 8 poll said he’ll deport as much as 2 to 3 million undocumented immigrants.
Donald Trump, while speaking on CBS with Lesley Stahl, said the undocumented immigrants in the U.S. are ‘criminals’.
Read excerpts of the interview below:
LESLEY STAHL: So let’s go through very quickly some of the promises you made and tell us if you’re going to do what you said or you’re going to change it in any way. Are you really going to build a wall? .
DONALD TRUMP: Yes. .
LESLEY STAHL: You’re– you know, they are talking about a fence in the Republican Congress, would you accept a fence?
DONALD TRUMP: For certain areas I would, but certain areas, a wall is more appropriate. I’m very good at this, it’s called construction.
LESLEY STAHL: So part wall, part fence?
DONALD TRUMP: –there could be some fencing.
LESLEY STAHL: What about the pledge to deport millions and millions of undocumented immigrants?
DONALD TRUMP: 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. After the border is secure and after everything gets normalized, 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– Lesley, it’s very important, we are going to secure our border.