Donald Trump, the Republican candidate for the White House, presented his immigration plan that includes the construction of an “impenetrable” wall along the country’s border with Mexico, a “deportation task force” to expel undocumented immigrants with criminal records, and rescinding President Barack Obama’s amnesty policy.
Trump said on Wednesday during a speech in Phoenix, Arizona, that he would begin construction of the southern border wall on his first day in office, equipping it with the best technology such as underground tunnel detection sensors.
Furthermore, the tycoon reaffirmed that Mexico would pay for the wall within hours of meeting with the Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, despite Pena later insisting that he had told Trump his country would not finance the wall.
Trump also proposed to hire an extra 5,000 border patrol officers, and promised that anyone who illegally crosses the border to the US would be detained and deported.
He added that all 11 million undocumented immigrants would be “subject to” deportation, thus ending rumors he had recently softened his stance on the issue.
There would be “zero tolerance for criminal aliens”, Trump said, promising to immediately deport two million immigrants with criminal records.