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On Sunday night, Donald Trump scaled back his campaign promise to forcibly deport the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S., telling 60 Minutes, “What we are going to do is get the people that are criminal and have criminal records, gang members, drug dealers, we have 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 the new number is hardly reassuring. To put that in perspective, 2.5 million people were deported during the first six years of President Obama’s tenure — far more than were deported by any other president and almost more than all previous presidents combined.
In fact, what Trump is proposing is not very different from what has already been happening under the Obama administration, which has prioritized the deportation of undocumented immigrants with criminal convictions. But there simply aren’t two to three million of them. According to the Migration Policy Institute, the number of undocumented people with criminal records is closer to 820,000, and even then many of those people are not the “rapists” and “criminals” Trump would have us believe but are guilty instead of “status crimes,” like driving without a license in states that won’t allow undocumented people to get one, or entering the country illegally.
Trump lies as he breathes and can only get away with such nonsense in a country dumb enough to elect him as president!
originally posted by: Annee
originally posted by: DustbowlDebutante
Beyond that, you seem to think Trump is this immensely powerful being who can destroy the world all by his lonesome?
Trump doesn't care. Trump only cares about Trump.
He's gonna Sluff Off all those little annoyances, like: Roe vs Wade, Obamacare, Marriage Equality, War - - - to his "underlings".
Take a look at his "underlings" - - - they're the ones who are going to affect individuals and the country as a whole.
originally posted by: jimmyx
originally posted by: Bluntone22
Americans felt the country was already destroyed.
They elected trump to make it great again.
the election of a president is not done by majority of popular votes. the electoral college will elect trump, the majority of American voters elected Hillary....we are a republic, NOT A DEMOCRACY in that regard...and that IS A FACT
originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: butcherguy
We are a divided country and we need to heal our wounds.
Trump's "dead cat memes" will only divide us further.
And Putin likes dead cat memes.
Do you really want that. . . . comrade?