De­por­ta­tions im­me­di­ately if Trump sworn in as Pres­i­dent

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New York: Repub­li­can pres­i­den­tial nom­i­nee Don­ald Trump has linked il­le­gal im­mi­gra­tion and em­ploy­ment, pledg­ing to start de­port­ing of­fend­ers as soon as he is sworn in, should he be­come the White House’s next oc­cu­pant. “On day one, I am go­ing to be­gin swiftly re­mov­ing crim­i­nal il­le­gal im­mi­grants from this coun­try — in­clud­ing re­mov­ing the hun­dreds of thou­sands of crim­i­nal il­le­gal im­mi­grants that have been re­leased into US com­mu­ni­ties un­der the Obama-Clin­ton ad­min­is­tra­tion,” Mr Trump said in Des Moines, Iowa. Mr Trump’s Demo­cratic ri­val Hil­lary Clin­ton served as sec­re­tary of state dur­ing Pres­i­dent Barack Obama’s first term in of­fice. The next pres­i­dent will be sworn in on Jan­uary 20. “I am go­ing to build a great border wall, in­sti­tute na­tion­wide e-ver­ify, stop il­le­gal im­mi­grants from ac­cess­ing wel­fare and en­ti­tle­ments and de­velop an ex­i­ten­try track­ing sys­tem to en­sure those who over­stay their visas are quickly re­moved,” Mr Trump warned.

The bil­lion­aire real es­tate mag­nate and for­mer re­al­ity TV host said “if we don’t en­force visa ex­pi­ra­tion dates, then we have an open border. It’s as sim­ple as that”. “A vote for Trump is a vote to have a na­tion of laws, a vote for Clin­ton is a vote for open borders,” he added. Mr Trump also has sought to court black votes, promis­ing to help African Amer­i­cans find jobs. “Ev­ery time an African-Amer­i­can cit­i­zen, or any cit­i­zen, loses their job to an il­le­gal im­mi­grant, the rights of that Amer­i­can cit­i­zen have been to­tally vi­o­lated,” he ar­gued. De­tails of Mr Trump’s im­mi­gra­tion poli­cies re­main scant. AFP

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