The private prison industry is ecstatic about Donald Trump’s election victory because it means more prisoners and profit for them.
America already has the largest prison population in the world, even surpassing oppressive nations such as Russia and China, but Trump aims to put millions of people in this country behind bars.
During an interview on 60 Minutes that airs tonight, Trump said that he plans to deport 2-3 million undocumented immigrants and even declared that he may just incarcerate them even though they haven’t committed a crime worthy of prison time. But first, he admitted that his promise to build a wall is full of shit.
When asked if he is still going to “build a wall” along the border, Trump told Leslie Stahl that he would use fencing in “certain areas.”
“For certain areas I would, but certain areas, a wall is more appropriate,” he said. “I’m very good at this, it’s called construction. There could be some fencing.”
And then he told Stahl that he intends to target 2 or 3 million undocumented immigrants whom he claims are “criminals.” Even more alarming is that he is considering just incarcerating them in prisons that would basically be the equivalent of concentration camps.
“We are getting them out of our country or we are going to incarcerate,” he said. “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 make a determination.”
Here’s video via CBS.
But according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement statistics, only 177,960 undocumented immigrants who were deported had criminal records, a far cry from the 2-3 million number that Trump is claiming.
Furthermore, a new study found that undocumented immigrants are less likely to commit crimes than a natural born United States citizen.
In other words, Donald Trump is talking out of his ass and would literally be imprisoning human beings who are guilty of nothing more than wanting to escape certain death and misery in their homeland by coming to the land of the free.
And because Trump intends to round people up and order mass deportations, he would have to put these people in a place to wait until they get deported. That means a prison population boom, not to mention the separation of families, which is exactly what happens in concentration camps.
Donald Trump and Republicans are nothing more than modern day Nazis.
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