President-Elect Trump: ‘We Will Be the Administration That Ended Illegal Immigration’

By Melanie Arter | December 7, 2016 | 1:32pm EST
President-elect Donald Trump (AP Photo)

( – During the second stop of his victory tour, President-elect Donald Trump told supporters in Fayetteville, N.C., Tuesday that his administration will end illegal immigration, build “a great border wall,” dismantle drug cartels, and rescue U.S. communities from the scourge of gang violence and drugs.

“On immigration, we will be the administration that ended illegal immigration. We will construct a great border wall, dismantle the criminal cartels, liberate our communities from the epidemic of gang violence and drugs. We will get rid of the drugs that are pouring into country,” Trump said.


“We will ask Congress to reform our visa and immigration programs to protect jobs and wages for American workers, and we will be appointing very shortly somebody to head up our program, and I will tell you this person, like General Mattis, will do a phenomenal job,” Trump said, “because we’re going to stop people from coming into our country illegally.”

Trump also emphasized that people will legally enter the U.S. by the “hundreds of thousands.”

“They are going to come in legally, right? But by the hundreds of thousands. We want people to come in, but they have to come in legally,” he said.

Furthermore, Trump added, that his administration will “suspend” immigration from countries where its citizens cannot be safely screened before entering the U.S.

“To protect our country from terrorism and extremism, we will suspend immigration from regions where it cannot be safely processed. Right now, thousands and thousands and thousands of people are pouring into our country. We have no idea who they are, where they come from, do they love us. In a lot of cases, no they don’t love us,” he said.

“A Trump administration will always put the safety and security of the American people first, and remember that - safety of the American people,” Trump added.

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