Trump to deport 3m illegal immigrants, Names key staffers

Chidi Samuel, with agency reports

Mr Donald Trump, President-elect of the United State of America, has confirmed that he will implement his campaign promise of deporting undocumented immigrants in the US.  In an interview with CBS, a US based broadcasting network, Trump said  he will deport or jail up to three million illegal migrants initially.Those to be targeted would be migrants with criminal records, such as gang members and drug dealers.

In the interview, which was his first to any news media after a stunning victory in an election nobody gave him a chance, the president-elect spoke on a wide range of issues, which includes but not limited to the following-

  • Future Supreme Court nominees would be “pro-life” and defend the constitutional right to bear arms
  • He will not seek to overturn the legalisation of same-sex marriage
  • He will forgo the president’s $400,000 salary, taking $1 a year instead
  • He was “saddened” by reports of harassment of minorities and called for it to “stop”
  • He was “very proud” of his campaign but wished it had been “softer, nicer”
  • He will “think about” asking for a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton’s email use.
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An estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants live in the US, many of them from Mexico, and Mr Trump made immigration and border control a key part of his campaign.

Meanwhile, the president-elect, Trump, on Sunday announced Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), as his future chief of staff, and Stephen Bannon, the head of his campaign and of the far-right website Breitbart, as chief strategist.

“Steve and Reince are highly qualified leaders who worked well together on our campaign and led us to a historic victory. Now I will have them both with me in the White House as we work to make America great again,” the President said in a statement.

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Mr Priebus, 44, acted as a bridge between Mr Trump and the Republican party establishment during the campaign.

Mr Bannon, a former naval officer,investment banker and Hollywood producer, and CEO of Breitbart, a conservative Online publication was brought in to steady the Trump campaign organisation flirted with self destruction.