Donald Trump Outlines 'Expedited' Immigration Policy

| by Ethan Brown

In his latest interview, Republican presidential contender Donald Trump delivered specific details on policies regarding the nation’s health care system, immigration system and Hillary Clinton.

He explained to CNN’s Dana Bash that he would deport the estimated 11 million immigrants currently in the U.S. illegally, but could not explain to Bash on how his administration would find them.

“Politicians aren’t going to find them because they have no clue. We will find them, we will get them out,” Trump said. “It’s feasible if you know how to manage. Politicians don’t know how to manage.”

In his policy, Trump would deport all immigrants in the country illegally and then let the “good ones” return to the U.S. via an “expedited process” and live in the country as legal residents, but not classified as American citizens.

“We have a lot of bad dudes, as I said. We have a lot of really bad people here,” Trump warned. “I want to get the bad ones out … And by the way, they’re never coming back.”

Bash also asked Trump about his views on the nation’s health care system because he was a proponent of a single-payer system similar to the one used in Canada, according to what he wrote in his 2000 book, “The America We Deserve.” Now, Trump’s tune has changed, insisting the Affordable Care Act be “repealed and replaced.”

“Replace it with something terrific,” he said. He did not explain thoroughly what he meant by “terrific,” only saying that his plan would involve private companies competing in the marketplace.

Trump also insisted he will be able to defeat Clinton in the general election should both candidates win their respective parties’ nominations. He criticized Clinton, saying she committed a “criminal act” by allegedly deleting emails that connect her with the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, while she was secretary of state.

“She burned up the emails. She got rid of her hard drive. She had subpoenas from the United States government. General (David) Petraeus was destroyed for doing far less,” Trump said, referencing the former general and head of the CIA who gave classified documents to a reporter with whom he was having an affair.

Sources: CNN (2) , Time / Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr Creative Commons