If God accidentally sneezed and messed up all the pieces on his game board called Earth causing Donald Trump to somehow win the presidency, every immigrant—even children—would be deported from the United States.
“We’re going to keep the families together, but they have to go,” Trump said in an interview aired on NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday. “We either have a country or we don’t have a country.”
“We’re going to try to bring them back rapidly, the good ones,” he continued, failing to define what made an immigrant “good.” “We will expedite it so people can come back in. The good people can come back.”
The Associated Press reports:
The New York businessman also said he would waste little time rescinding President Barack Obama’s executive actions aimed at allowing as many as 3.7 million immigrants living illegally in the U.S. to remain in the country because of their U.S.-born relatives. Obama’s November 2014 actions were halted by temporary injunctions ordered by several federal courts in rulings challenging his executive powers to alter immigration policies without Congressional approval. The cases could lead to the U.S. Supreme Court.
What if the immigrant families had nowhere to go?
“They’d have to go,” he thoughtfully countered. “We have to make a whole new set of standards. And when people come in, they have to come in legally.”
On Sunday, Trump’s campaign also released a complete policy paper on immigration via its website which, amidst a sea of political garbage, suggests having Mexico pay for the border wall:
Mexico must pay for the wall and, until they do, the United States will, among other things: impound all remittance payments derived from illegal wages; increase fees on all temporary visas issued to Mexican CEOs and diplomats (and if necessary cancel them); increase fees on all border crossing cards – of which we issue about 1 million to Mexican nationals each year (a major source of visa overstays); increase fees on all NAFTA worker visas from Mexico (another major source of overstays); and increase fees at ports of entry to the United States from Mexico [Tariffs and foreign aid cuts are also options]. We will not be taken advantage of anymore.
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