President-elect Donald Trump is a documented serial liar. He has already flip-flopped on several campaign promises, the largest of which was to immediately repeal Obamacare. It seems, however, he intends to follow through with his vow of deporting millions of undocumented immigrants which will surely make his please his racist base of supporters.
For over a year Trump bellowed about his intentions to deport millions. During an interview with “60 Minutes“, that has yet to air, Trump confirmed those intentions:
What we are going to do is get the people that are criminal and have criminal records, gang members, drug dealers, where a lot of these people, probably 2 million, it could be even 3 million, we are getting them out of our country or we are going to incarcerate, but we’re getting them out of our country. They’re here illegally.
Trump, for all of his rhetoric, has yet to describe how the government will know if an individual is a “gang member” or a “drug dealer.” The designations are likely irrelevant to Trump who will be seeking to remove as many individuals from America’s borders as possible who do not have white skin.
The logistics of such an operation would be massive in scope, and would likely violate the rights of millions of Americans. A militarized force, going from town to town, and door to door in every town, searching for undocumented immigrants is the reality of Trump’s vision of America. Parents ripped from their children, while being placed in handcuffs, and sent to an immigration facility paints a grim and now all too real picture of the landscape facing the United States.
Trump continued to explain his long-term plans of terrorizing millions of peaceful individuals living inside the borders of the United States. While planning to deport these individuals, Trump did call them “terrific people” in a patronizing manner:
After the border is secure and after everything gets normalized, we’re going to make a determination on the people that they’re talking about, who are terrific people, they’re terrific people, but we are going to make a determination at that. But before we make that determination, it’s very important, we are going to secure our border.
The total cost of Trump’s deportation policies involving 11 million undocumented immigrants has been estimated to exceed $600 billion. That breaks down to a staggering $54,000 per person in government spending, which is bizarre considering Trump’s campaign promise to cut frivolous government expenditures. That money could be allocated to far more fruitful purposes. For example, every person in America who wanted to attend college could do so for $75 billion a year, or world hunger could be entirely eradicated for $30 billion a year. One should not hold their breath for that to happen and Trump’s plan of hate and terror will be coming to the doorsteps of millions of Americans someday very soon.
Lou Colagiovanni is an investigative journalist living in Las Vegas who specializes in politics and crime. His work has been highlighted all over the world and he is regularly featured on television and radio.