Trump promised to round up and deport the 14 million illegals already here and allow them to come back legally. What happened?
- 1 year agoFavorite Answer
There are actually about 11.2 million undocumented immigrants in the United States, some of whom have lived here and paid taxes for many years, and some brought here as minor children with no say in the matter who have since been here all of their young lives (called "Dreamers").
Trump makes wild promises like a spoiled-rotten rich kid who has always had others clean up his messes and who has spent money so foolishly that he has had six bankruptcies, including somehow bankrupting a casino.
The cost of finding, processing, and then deporting one long-term undocumented immigrant runs about $100,000 per person of taxpayer dollars, and that does not include peripheral costs. There will be some court cases filed that will cost hundreds of thousands more. However, the bipartisan 2001 DREAM Act sponsored by Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) that was voted out of committee with a majority approval upon which President Obama built his Deferred Action for Child Aliens (DACA) not only pays for itself, but eliminates the costs of hunting down those eligible since they come forward to apply, but also the taxpayer millions it would take to deport them. To qualify for the two-year deferral from deportation, the undocumented person has to have (a) been brought here prior to 2014 while an underage child; (b) lived continuously in the U.S. for at least five years prior to 2014; (c) no criminal record; and (d) learned to speak English. These DACA recipients have to pay a fine to the government for being here without documentation (money in our Treasury), they have to catch up on back taxes if any are owed, and they do have to learn to speak English. Once qualified, they can serve in our military, attend college openly, apply for a driver's license (which means they also have to list an address and have insurance), and apply for work that is NOT paid "under the counter. What is the cost here? We probably even make money from the fines, and the taxes paid (both arrears and current). '
President Obama was able to thoroughly secure our southern border so well that by 2012 the data showing illegal migration revealed NET ZERO. In the first term, more than 2 million criminal-past illegal immigrants were deported, but those who had committed no crimes and had lived long-term here got DACA and then DAPA, and this worked quite well. That's what should be done now.
- random_manLv 71 year ago
I missed the part where he said he was going to allow them to come back legally.
- Weasel McWeaselLv 71 year ago
It's standard, in case you haven't noticed.
- COMPTONLv 71 year ago
that's not about to happen
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- 1 year ago
He is an idiot.
- Bubba RayLv 61 year ago
He needs them for employees.
- Anonymous1 year ago
the libs blocked him ............................................
- ANDRE LLv 71 year ago
Trump lied, as he always does.
Plus, without the illegals, good luck getting a salad anywhere in the US. They're the ones who pick all that food because no one else wants to do it.
- JLv 61 year ago
- Anonymous1 year ago
Sanctuary cities are protecting the rapists.