Trump says he will deport or jail up to three million immigrants
- Author: Myrtle Hill Nov 14, 2016,
Nov 14, 2016, 6:53
"There could be some fencing", Trump says in his first primetime interview since being elected president last week.
"What we are going to do is get the people that are criminal and have criminal records, gang members, drug dealers", he said. "They're terrific people but we are gonna make a determination at that", Trump said.
The President-elect said he would take a call on the fate of the rest of the illegal immigrants, after the border is secured.
Trump continued, "After the border is secured and after everything gets normalized, we're going to make a determination on the people that you're talking about [undocumented immigrants] - who are terrific people, they're terrific people - but we're going to make a determination at that".
Trump insisted that he is determined to fulfill another campaign promise of building a wall along the Mexican border.
He told CBS television he will accept a fence instead of a wall, for certain areas of the border, although he said a wall was more appropriate for other regions. "If I use it at all, I'm going to be very restrained".More news: Syrian Kurds Face Heavy Fighting in Battle Retake Raqqa
Trump did not rule out following through with his threat but softened his statements against his campaign rival. "I'll be honest with you, I probably do because look at the job they've done". "We have a lot of these people. You were a great competitor.' She is very strong and very smart", Trump said.
Paul Ryan, however, said "We are not planning on erecting a deportation force".
Donald Trump had, before he won the election, vowed to prosecute Hillary Clinton.
While campaigning this year, Trump also had harsh words regarding a woman's right to choose.
When it came to the future of Obamacare, which offers Americans access to affordable health insurance, Trump said he will repeal and replace it.
"I would think if you had to make a decision like that, you'd give that to an independent counsel".
But in the heat of the Republican presidential primary, he also said gay marriage should have been decided by the states, and said he would consider appointing judges to overrule the Supreme Court's marriage decisions.