Published: Wed, November 16, 2016
Local | By Adrian Hale

Trump starting to sound like Obama on immigration

"We are getting them out of this country or we're going to incarcerate them", he said. NPR reports there are 300 such cities and counties, and under Trump's First 100 Days plan they stand to lose federal funding if they don't change their tune.

US President-elect Donald Trump is demanding that any of his supporters who are harassing people or destroying property "stop it". But it's how the president-elect has spoken about deportation and the advisers he has appointed to his transition team that could mark a shift from the current administration and a return to or expansion of the raids of workplaces and neighborhoods and roving "task forces" of local police officers seen under former President George W. Bush.

Reflecting on his meeting with outgoing President Barack Obama, Trump showered him with praise.

Trump also had a message for the thousands of Americans who have demonstrated against his victory since last week: don't fear his presidency.

In addition, Trump shared that he was "going to think about" appointing a special prosecutor to investigate HIllary Clinton, whom he called "very smart". Conservatives addressing the issue are giving conflicting messages to different audiences, adding to the crippling uncertainty many immigrants are already experiencing.

SIEGEL: Well, to talk about how that might work, we're joined by Julie Myers Wood.

Trump also commented on potential Supreme Court nominees, abortion and same-sex marriage among other social issues.

"But certain areas, a wall is more appropriate".

A subsequent analysis by the Migration Policy Institute, a Washington think tank, concluded that only about 820,000 of those people were in the country illegally.

When he launched his campaign in June 2015, Trump claimed that immigrants in the country illegally were harming the country, that Mexico was sending rapists who increased crime and brought drugs.

Trump said he would keep some parts of Obamacare, and called the provision that protects people with pre-existing conditions "one of the strongest assets" of the law. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) for a cabinet position.

"How are you going to be ready if your family's not there - if you don't have that certainty that your wife is going to be there to take care of your kids whenever you're gone?" he said.

For comparison purposes, we'll note that in President Obama's first term, his administration carried out a record 1.5 million deportations - including more than 400,000 in fiscal year 2012.

Through DACA immigrants can go to college and contribute to the economy.

"The unauthorized immigrant population rose rapidly during the 1990s and early 2000s, from an estimated 3.5 million in 1990 to a peak of 12.2 million in 2007". We have a lot of these people - probably 2 million. "I feel that I want to focus on jobs". Local laws in some places bar cooperation with immigration authorities.

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