“Anyhow, I read all the early claims on touch-back and basically anybody that isn’t a criminal gets back in. Well duder, that ain’t Trumps plan.”
Trump said Wednesday in an interview with CNN’s Dana Bash that as president he would deport all undocumented immigrants and then allow the “good ones” to reenter the country through an “expedited process” and live in the U.S. legally, though not as citizens.
“Legal status,” Trump suggested. “We got to move ‘em out, we’re going to move ‘em back in if they’re really good people.”...
But he was also unwavering in his insistence that many of the undocumented immigrants in the U.S. are positive additions to the country and should be allowed to live in the U.S. legally — of course, only after being expelled and then brought back in through Trump’s “expedited process” for legal status.
“We have to make sure they were exemplary, they were wonderful people when they were here. They worked hard, there was no problem,” he said. “We have to bring great people into this country. OK? And I want to bring — I love the idea of immigration. But it’s got to be legal immigration.”
Can we just send 5 million people back with no effect on economy?
You are going to have to bring people - you are going to have to send people out. Look, we’re a country...
So what will you do?
Maria, we’re a country of laws. We either have a country or we don’t have a country. We are a country of laws. Going to have to go out and they will come back but they are going to have to go out and hopefully they get back.
But we have no choice if we’re going to run our country properly and if we’re going to be a country.
On the Kelly File Thursday, Trump’s son Eric expressed frustration that the media overlooks this:
“The point isn’t just deporting them, it’s deporting them and letting them back in legally. He’s been so clear about that and I know the liberal media wants to misconstrue it, but its deporting them and letting them back legally.”
“I would get people out and then have an expedited way of getting them back into the country so they can be legal...A lot of these people are helping us...and sometimes it’s jobs a citizen of the United States doesn’t want to do. I want to move ‘em out, and we’re going to move ‘em back in and let them be legal.”
We have to bring great people into this country, okay? And I want to bring — I love the idea of immigration, but it’s got to be legal immigration. Now, a lot of these people are helping us, whether it’s the grapes, or whether it’s jobs, and sometimes it’s jobs, in all fairness, I love our country, but sometimes it’s jobs that a citizen of the United States doesn’t want to do. I mean, there are jobs that a lot of people don’t want to do. I want to move them out, and we’re going to move them back in, and let them be legal, but they have to be in here legally....Otherwise, you don’t have a country. You don’t have a country, if people can just pour into the country illegally, you don’t have a country, but I would expedite the system.
And he endorsed the DREAMERs
We’re going to do something. I’ve been giving it so much thought, you know you have a — on a humanitarian basis, you have a lot of deep thought going into this, believe me. I actually have a big heart....I mean, a lot of people don’t understand that, but the DREAMers, it’s a tough situation, we’re going to do something, and one of the things we’re going to do is expedite — when somebody’s terrific, we want them back here, but they have to be legally...They’re with their parents, it depends. But, look, it sounds cold, and it sounds hard. But, we have a country, our country’s going to hell. We have to have a system where people are legally in our country.
But then, you don’t give a patoot WHAT Trump’s plan is, do you! You just cover your ears and pretend. You disgust me.