When asked at a Town Hall meeting in New Hampshire Monday for a specific outline of his policy on immigration, GOP frontrunner Donald Trump got specific… very specific.
“You’re going to vote for me,” Trump told the audience gathered at the “Today” show live event.
“If you look at [Ben] Carson, he’s very weak on immigration. If you look at [Jeb] Bush, he says they are coming for love. If you look at [Marco] Rubio, he was a member of the Gang of Eight….They’re all weak on immigration. I’m the only one that’s really, really strong.” Trump urged.
The billionaire businessman then pulled no punches in declaring his intention to build a wall on the Southern border.
“Number one: I’m building a wall; they’re not coming in anymore,” Trump said, adding “Number two: We’re immediately building a wall.”
“And by the way, Mexico is paying for the wall,” he added. “It’s easy. We are losing $45 billion a year in terms of our imbalance with Mexico. Mexico is paying for the wall.”
Trump also declared that all illegal immigrants would be vetted and deported.
The anchor, Matt Lauer, then asked Trump to be more “specific” on how he would oversee the “transportation” and “housing” of illegal immigrants during the deportation process.
“It’s called management,” Trump said. “It’s called we have a country, and they’re here illegally.”
“We lose $250 billion a year on illegal immigration.” Trump added, claiming the costs would be covered.
In addition Trump said the process would be “expedited” in order that “good” immigrants were afforded the opportunity to “come back legally,” while “bad” immigrants would be sent packing for good.
Trump also pointed to Eisenhower’s management of illegal immigration in the 1950s as a model he would emulate.
Steve Watson is a London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.com, and Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham, and a Bachelor Of Arts Degree in Literature and Creative Writing from Nottingham Trent University.