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Fact check: Kaine on Trump’s deportation plan

“When Donald Trump spoke in Phoenix, he looked at the audience in the eye and said … quote, ‘They will all be gone. They will all be gone.’”
–Tim Kaine

This isn’t a direct quote about deporting all undocumented immigrants, but Trump did say that all “criminal illegal immigrants” (likely referring to undocumented immigrants convicted of a crime) “are going to be gone. It will be over.”

Among other claims Trump made at the Aug. 31 Phoenix rally about removing those here illegally:

“Anyone who has entered the United States illegally is subject to deportation.”“Under my administration, anyone who illegally crosses the border will be detained until they are removed out of our country and back to the country from which they came.”

But Trump also laid out his deportation priorities during the speech. Among his priorities were at least 5 million and as many as 6.5 million undocumented immigrants who would be subject to swift removal. That is about half of the 11 million undocumented people estimated to be living in the United States.

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