By Carlos Gamino
“We’re going to keep the families together, but they have to go.”
That’s what Donald Trump told NBC’s “Meet the Press” when he was questioned about undocumented immigrants.
Let’s be clear: there are about 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. right now.
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“They have to go… we either have a country or we don’t have a country,” Trump said in the same interview.
Trump’s announcement about his intention to deport every undocumented immigrant in the country (and somehow manage to keep families together) came on the heels of his inflammatory comments about Mexican immigrants.
In case you missed it, Trump said, “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”
He’s not just talking about Mexican immigrants, although he did say that he would build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico – and force Mexico to pay for it.
“You have people coming in, and I’m not just saying Mexicans, I’m talking about people that are from all over that are killers and rapists and they’re coming into this country,” Trump said.
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It’s no secret that our immigration policies need to change. Many people spend months or years waiting for officials to approve applications, even though there are many ways to relocate or stay in the U.S. Because the process is so complicated, it’s usually best for would-be immigrants to work with a Milwaukee immigration lawyer to help ensure that the process goes smoothly.