He suggested, when questioned on CNN, a mass deportation of all undocumented immigrants and allowing the “good ones” to re-enter the country through an “expedited process”, and live in the US legally, although not as citizens.
We got to move ’em out, we’re going to move ’em back in if they’re really good people.
Trump has not revealed any details about the process for re-entry or the requirements, other than those let back in should be “really good people".
The American Action Forum, a centre-right pro-immigration reform group, estimated earlier this year that “fully enforcing current law” (in other words deporting all 11 million people currently unauthorised) would cost between $400 billion and $600 billion. Or, according to Forbes, 150 times more than Donald Trump's personal wealth.
The majority of unauthorised immigrants living in the US have been there for more than a decade.
Trump has not revealed how he plans to cover the cost of the policy, nor how many immigrants he will allow to stay.
Instead of revealing the logistics of the plan, he simply pointed to his business experience as the reason the policy could not fail.
Politicians aren’t going to find them because they have no clue. We will find them, we will get them out.