Trump claims credit for DHS deportation plan

by Eugene Scott, CNN  |  published on December 27, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the Republican Jewish Coalition Presidential Forum in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Washington (CNN)Donald Trump is taking credit for the Obama administration’s reported plans to step up deportations of families early next year, and claimed Saturday that “criminal deportations” are at their lowest number in years.

The Washington Post reported late Wednesday that the nationwide raids will focus on hundreds of families that have entered the United States since early last year. The plan is the first large-scale effort to deport families that have fled violence in Central America, the Post reported.

Gillian Christensen, a spokeswoman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, would not confirm the report to CNN Saturday but did not dispute it.

The plan was quickly condemned by Democratic presidential candidates but welcomed by Trump, who quickly tweeted that the plan was implemented because of his regular calls to deport the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S.

  • Dave In Arizona

    I doubt if Trump would want to claim this deportation plan: word has it, Obama plans on deporting American citizens in order to make room for ISIS terrorists from Syria. (Well, at least Obama waited until after the holidays.)

    • I Seigel

      “word has it”??? What word?

  • Pam

    This is all theatrical BS so that Hildabeast can seem to be left of Soetoro. That is IF he decides he doesn’t want to be “president-for-life-Soetoro-dada” after all.

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