Sep 11, 2015
Donald Trump Says Immigrant Deportations Done in Two Years
Donald Trump estimated that it will take 18 months to two years to get the roughly 11 million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally to leave the country, and that he would then build a wall running along the border with Mexico.
The businessman’s statement made on a call with Alabama Republicans Thursday night added a bit of specificity to the Republican presidential frontrunner’s hardline stance on immigration. Mr. Trump released a six-page policy paper on immigration last month, and reporters have asked for details about how it would work since.
The Alabama Republican Party hosted the dial-in call with Mr. Trump Thursday night as part of series with the 2016 presidential candidates. Ben Carson, Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz have also participated.
On the call, Mr. Trump was asked for details about how long it would take to round up illegal immigrants living in the U.S., with the questioner asking if five or ten years was an appropriate timeframe. Mr. Trump said his two-year benchmark could be met with “really good management.”
“We have to get them out. If we have wonderful cases, they can come back in but they have to come back in legally,” Mr. Trump said in an audio clip posted on YouTube Thursday night by a person on the call.
Mr. Trump’s plan has been denounced by Democrats and many rival Republicans, who have called it impractical and immoral, among other criticisms.
Mr. Trump said he would remove illegal immigrants from the country “so fast that your head will spin,” and long before he could embark on his plan to build a wall spanning the 1,900 mile border between the U.S. and Mexico.
Mr. Trump also attacked Mr. Carson, and said the neurosurgeon couldn’t achieve the same results on immigration.
“It wouldn’t work for him because he has absolutely no management capability,” Mr. Trump said.
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.” (This is the same old guy that apologized to Black Lives Matter because he stated, “All Lives Matter.” That tells you what a mush he is – no back bone!)
Same old democrats, they can’t take care of the citizens who are citizens now and provide jobs – so why do they want millions more. It just doesn’t make any sense. These democrats have to have a mental problem, plus they are communists.