Friday, May 20, 2016
Trump on the Issues -- Part II -- His Promise to Deport 11 Million Undocumented People
is either a stupid campaign promise or a deliberate lie. Why?
Let's have Michael Chertoff, the head of Homeland Security under President George W. Bush explain it to you:
"I can’t even begin to picture how we would deport 11 million people in a few years where we don’t have a police state, where the police can’t break down your door at will and take you away without a warrant," said Michael Chertoff [former secretary of Homeland Security].
To avoid racial profiling, any American could expect to be stopped and asked for papers. Mr. Trump has said he would triple ICE’s deportation officers, to 15,000 from about 5,000. But even if that could be accomplished quickly … it would still be insufficient, experts said.
Existing [detention] facilities, with about 34,000 beds, would have to be expanded to hold at least 300,000. The federal government would have to open dozens of emergency courts and hire hundreds of judges.
The millions of immigrants from Central American countries, China, the Philippines, India and other noncontiguous nations would have to be flown home at the federal government’s expense. The American Action Forum, a conservative-leaning research group, calculated the federal outlay to be at least $400 billion, and then only if the deportations were stretched over 20 years
[A] 40-foot-tall concrete wall using a "post and panel" system that went 10 feet below the ground — to minimize tunneling — would cost at least $26 billion [not $10 billion, as Mr. Trump has asserted].
The logistics would be nightmarish, including multiple concrete casting sites and temporary housing for a crew of 1,000 workers if the job were to be completed within Mr. Trump’s first four-year term.
Maintenance would be an additional recurring expense.
Donald Trump PROMISED to get rid of 11 million people. Under our democratic Republic, this cannot be done -- it can, however, be done under a police state.
The people who support Trump and actually believe his bullpuckey must be bigger fools than he is, if they believe he can keep his promise.
If Trump knows this and continues to tell the American people it will be done, he's suckering those who believe him into voting for him.
He. Will. Never. Keep. That. Promise.
Meanwhile, in America. This.