President-elect Donald Trump has clarified his threat to deport undocumented immigrants. Early in the campaign he threatened to remove all of an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants. Now he says only those with criminal records will be removed, which he places at two to three million people.
In 1893, three men went to the Supreme Court and challenged the authority of the US to deport immigrants. The case’s decision laid the groundwork for the federal government’s long history of deportation.
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