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 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?