How Donald Trump Can Get Millions of Illegals to Self-Deport—With Just One Speech

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19 November 2016
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As the reality of the 2016 election begins to set in, both supporters and opponents of patriotic immigration reform are plotting/fearing what exactly President Trump can do on immigration. Of course, reforming legal immigration requires legislation. But reversing the illegal influx is easier—it could be begun with just one speech.

Typical of Lying Press propaganda, Time Magazine now pretends that it will cost $100-300 billion to deport all illegal aliens—which of course assumes that not one person will leave on their own, there are no economies of scale in deportations, and that Trump will do nothing to speed up the process. [The Insane Numbers Behind Trump’s Deportation Plan, by Ian Salisbury, November 14, 2016]

Reality check: There are simple and virtual costless steps that Trump can take to encourage millions of illegal aliens to self-deport.

My suggestion: Before he even takes office, Donald Trump should give a speech like this:

If you are here illegally, leave. You have no right to be here, and you should immediately prepare to return to your home country. My administration will initially focus on deporting criminal aliens. However, even if you are otherwise law-abiding, you will not get a free pass. You will not be eligible for welfare, you will not be allowed to work, and if you come across an immigration enforcement agent, you will be deported. Once we’ve deported the criminals, we will focus on those who have not left.

It is much more pleasant to leave on your own than be stuck in an immigration detention facility awaiting deportation. If you leave voluntarily, my administration will do what we can to make your transition back to your home country as smooth as possible. But if you do not leave on your own, we will use the full force of the law to punish you.

My predecessors did you a disservice by giving a wink and a nod to your illegal status. That ends on January 20, 2017. I know this will be a major disruption to your life, but my duty as President is to do what’s best for American citizens.

Self-deportation is exactly what moved the bulk of illegal immigrants once President Eisenhower began Operation Wetback in 1954. And in fact, there are already reports the illegal aliens are beginning to self deport.  [1.4 Million Obama Amnesty Applicants on Deportation Hit List, by Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner, November11, 2016]. Before Arizona even implemented SB 1070, illegal aliens began leaving the state because they feared they would be deported later [Illegal Immigrants Leaving Arizona Over New Law, CBS News, April 29, 2010]...