President-elect Donald Trump says his administration will seek to promptly deport up to 3 million immigrants with “criminal records’’ who are in the U.S. illegally but will defer the far wider exclusions he called for during the campaign until “after the border is secure.’’
Trump’s comments, made in an interview to be broadcast Sunday night on CBS’ “60 Minutes,’’ highlight one of the challenges he faces in reconciling the rhetoric that propelled him to victory with how he is prepared to govern.
“What we are going to do is get the people that are criminal and have criminal records … probably 2 million, it could be even 3 million, we are getting them out of our country or we are going to incarcerate,’’ Trump said.
“After the border is secure, and after everything gets normalized, we’re going to make a determination’’ on whether to deport others, he said.
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