Donald Trump

Mass deportations and the courts

After Arizona passed their immigration law SB1070, several lawsuits were filed that resulted in tying it up in court for about two years.

If as President you decide to pursue mass deportations - even if you think you have the full legal right to do so - the ACLU and other groups aren't going to just let you do what you want. They're going to try to halt your plans in the courts and they might be able to tie up your plans for months or years. Those groups aren't going to be open to a deal.

Why not attrition?

Most of those at the forefront of opposing mass immigration support "attrition". That means increasing immigration enforcement and decreasing benefits for illegal aliens, in order to encourage most illegal aliens to leave on their own.

Hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens left the U.S. during the economic downturn. Attrition would encourage even more to leave by making it more difficult for them to find jobs and access benefits.

Who will support your Muslims ban?

In early December 2015, you proposed banning all Muslim visitors from the U.S., at least temporarily. In the weeks after that, no one in Congress has supported your plan. If you're elected, approximately what percent of Democrat and Republican Congressmembers do you think would support your plan?<script type='text/javascript' src=''></script><script type='text/javascript' src=''></script>