Donald Trump’s Looming Mass Criminalization
The Nation
November 28, 2016

“’What we are going to do is get the people that are criminal and have criminal records—gang members, drug dealers, we have a lot of these people, probably 
2 million, it could be even 3 million—we are getting them out of our country,’ Trump said in an interview on 60 Minutes four days after his victory. ‘Or,’ he added, ‘we are going to incarcerate.’

“This statement had the appearance of softening his earlier position; at times during the campaign, Trump threatened to deport every one of the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants who live in the United States. But the impact on families and communities of immediately removing even 3 million people would be cataclysmic. That’s equal to the population of the state of Mississippi, and more people than Barack Obama removed during his entire presidency.”

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