Trump vows immigration crackdown, but unclear how far he'll go

Students, faculty and supporters gather for a walkout protest against US President-elect Donald Trump at the University of Washington in Seattle on November 14, 2016Emerging victorious from a campaign rife with vitriolic anti-immigrant rhetoric, President-elect Donald Trump has waffled on the specifics of his looming immigration policy. The Republican’s announcement on CBS’s “60 Minutes” that he would immediately deport or jail as many as three million undocumented immigrants with criminal backgrounds seemed at first glance a softening of his incendiary campaign vows — which included deporting 11 million undocumented people living in the United States, most of them from Mexico and Central America. “Deporting two to three million would be a radical measure,” Michael Kagan, director of the Immigration Clinic at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, told AFP.

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