If Donald Trump were to win the presidential election, he would deport all undocumented immigrants. Trump said during an interview to be broadcast Sunday on NBC’s "Meet the Press" that “they have to go.”
This would required Trump to rescind President Obama’s executive orders on immigration and undocumented immigrants, which he announced Nov. 20. The orders were put in place to make it easier and faster for immigrants to stay and for the government to deal responsibly with undocumented immigrants who already live in America.
Asked, “You’ll rescind the Dream Act executive order and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals?” Trump replied: “We’re gonna have to. We have to make a whole new set of standards.”
Asked whether he planned on splitting up families and deporting children, Trump replied: “No, we’re going to keep the families together. We have to keep the families together, but they have to go.”
When asked what the plan would be if the families had no place to go, Trump said, “We will work with them,” saying they have to leave and “we either have a country, or we don’t have a country.”
This is the latest in an increasingly long string of controversial statements made by the presidential candidate. After the first Republican debate, Trump made a comment about Fox News debate moderator Megyn Kelly, in which he said that she had “blood coming out of her wherever.” This statement caused women around the world to tweet at Trump updating him about their periods.