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Published: Wed, November 16, 2016
Economy | By Melissa Porter

A look at Trump's immigration plans by the numbers


In a television interview to CBS, his first after being elected President, he said that he will assort people by their criminal records. "He can't simply round people up and remove them".

Trump's comments on "60 Minutes" also lacked a timetable, leading to further confusion over what he plans to do as president.

Others say Trump can not deport people quickly, pointing out that they have a right to a hearing in most cases. "He would have to conduct a sweep, or raids or tactics such as those, to reach the numbers he wants to reach".

The details are crucial to understanding the approach of a president-elect who centered his campaign on a promise to build a border wall and deport lawbreakers.

About 11 million immigrants in the United States are in violation of civil immigration laws, including 210,000 in MA, most of whom are not criminals, according to the Pew Research Center.

Deportations under President Barack Obama: More than 2.5 million. "We are getting them out of our country or we are going to incarcerate", Trump said.

"Don't be afraid. We are going to bring our country back". "I would say there was more than one thing, there were three things, it was healthcare, there was immigration and there was a major tax bill lowering taxes in this country".

Even that isn't necessary to speed up the process, Nunez said.

In many cases, convicts would have to go through immigration courts before they could be deported. "It took me two more years, eight, to get my green card". Thousands of immigrants are serving jail sentences that under current law can not be curtailed.

Immigrants with pending deportation orders: 88,128 as of 2015, according to Executive Office for Immigration Review at Justice Department.

It is only fair that Mr Trump wishes to tighten immigration policy to allow only some immigrants.

Her three children were born in the U.S, but for Acuna, she is watching closely what President-elect Trump says on immigration leading up to the inauguration.

The Migration Policy Institute estimates that 43 percent of the almost 2 million deportable criminals came here illegally, while 57 percent had green cards or another legal status before they were ordered deported.

Since 2009, Obama has presided over the deportation of about 2.5 million immigrants, prompting sharp criticism from advocacy groups.

Los Angeles is a "sanctuary city"-meaning ones where police and city workers aren't obligated to turn undocumented immigrants they encounter into the feds, per Politico-and it's not alone".

Both measures helped drive deportations to roughly 400,000 per year during Obama's first term. She feels heartened that support for immigration reform continued to poll well through a blustery campaign. During his campaign, he highlighted awful crimes by immigrants he said had escaped detection because of protective policies.

He further said that it's important to secure USA borders. "You are always welcome in this city".

It's not uncommon for members of immigrant families to have different legal statuses. "I'm not going to say anything", he said.

Emanuel's announcement follows a similar pledge Friday from New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.

"We don't have 3 million undocumented immigrants in our country who have committed violent crimes", Love said. The Congressional Research Service and the Army Corps of Engineers have estimated that the fencing already in place cost the United States about $7 billion.

Some say that Trump's focus on criminals is similar to Obama's priorities, while others say Trump's plan is starkly different. "That is not our job, nor will I make it our job".

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