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Donald Trump Recommits to $137 Billion Deportation Plan

Just in case you thought that Donald Trump’s wildly gesticulated primary plans were a dalliance, a fleeting fancy, an idle sophomoric phase, NBC News has a May 4 interview that should set you straight:

“Lester Holt: You’ve also promised to deport those in this country illegally. Do you stand by that?

Donald Trump: And come back. Yes, they’re going to be deported.”

According to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, deporting all undocumented immigrants from the United States would impose a direct cost of $137 Billion. That’s 137 with nine extra zeros.  Indirect costs of Trump’s plan are estimated at $400 to $600 Billion.  And after all that, as Donald Trump points out, “they’d come back.”

Donald Trump affirms a $137 Billion plan to deport all undocumented immigrants: "Yes, They're Going to Be Deported."

Donald Trump has no plan to pay for this other than to use his mighty negotiating skills to convince the Mexican government to foot the bill. But he says he’s going ahead with this plan nonetheless.

Busting the budget. Uprooting lives. This is Donald Trump’s plan.

Are you really still planning to vote for all this?

4 thoughts on “Donald Trump Recommits to $137 Billion Deportation Plan”

  1. DrRGP says:

    Have a look at PredictWise vis-a-vis the 2016 election. I’m more worried about the sun exploding and destroying the Earth than about the 2016 elections in the United States.

    1. Jim Cook says:

      Has PredictWise gotten it wrong before? Yes. At the beginning of this year PredictWise said Donald Trump only had a 20% chance of being the Republican nominee. PredictWise is only what a lot of people think. As the primary season has shown, a lot of people can be wrong. Take a look at the state of Maine, where Governor Paul LePage — a very Trumpish man — has been elected Governor twice, despite the predictions of many serious people that such a thing could never come to pass.

  2. Dave says:

    Here’s my prediction. Trump is elected, deports all undocumented workers, lawn maintenance companies and meat processors have to pay higher wages to attract employees, undocumented workers return with their papers all in order to jobs that are now paying better. It just might work.

  3. Stephen Kent Gray says:

    Donald Trump is a big government supporting, authoritarian, fascist, bigoted, racist, xenophobe and hence deserves to lose by a wide 2 to 1 margin in the general election. If that actually happens is yet to be seen.

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