Recently, in a campaign rally, Donald Trump has proposed a radical measure if he is elected the next president of the United States. Trump has declared that he will carry out the largest domestic deportation operation in American history.
Trump has repeatedly stated that he will focus on curbing illegal immigration first and foremost if he is elected, and this measure stands in stark contrast to President Obama’s deportation policies. While Obama has focused on deporting criminal aliens, Trump has declared that he will not discriminate and that the operation will encompass any and all illegal aliens currently residing in the United States.
This radical approach to immigration has been met with criticism from many corners. Human rights advocates have pointed out that this policy is in clear violation of basic civil liberties. They argue that immigration reform should be based on humane policies that respect every individual’s right to a better life.
Trump has not yet provided details on how large the operation will be and how exactly it will be implemented. His plan has been derided as being costly, labor intensive and ultimately ineffective. Critics further point to the fact that this aggressive and inhumane policy will only lead to increased animosity between the US and Mexico.
At this point, only time will tell whether Trump will still attempt to implement this policy if he is elected. However, it is clear that this proposal has become a major issue in the 2016 presidential election, and it will remain at the forefront of the debate until a new president is declared.