President-elect Donald Trump campaigned on restoring economic security by curbing illegal immigration, and restoring physical security by banning outright or severely limiting immigration of Muslims to the United States.
When challenged during the debates about his proposal to deport millions of undocumented immigrants, Trump responded by pointing out that “President [Barack] Obama has moved millions of people out. Nobody knows about it. Nobody talks about it. But under Obama, millions of people have been moved out of this country. They’ve been deported.”
US sanctuary cities offer support for undocumented immigrants Trump’s statement that nobody talks about President Obama’s aggressive deportation policies was an over-generalisation, as the Department of Homeland Security’s statistics on deportations are matters of public record and have been widely reported and protested.