Trump promises to immediately deport up to 3 million immigrants

?House speaker Paul Ryan assured that despite Trump's vow people will not be rounded-up and deported Photograph:( AFP )

WION Washington Nov 13, 2016, 07.45 PM (IST)

US President-elect Donald Trump has promised to deport millions of undocumented migrants. 

In an interview with CBS's 60 Minutes, Trump said "What we are going to do is get the people that are criminal and have criminal records, gang members, drug dealers, where a lot of these people, probably two million, it could be even three million, we are getting them out of our country or we are going to incarcerate."

"But we're getting them out of our country, they're here illegally," Indian news agency, the Press trust of India quoted Trump saying. 

"After the border is secure and after everything gets normalised, we're going to make a determination on the people that they're talking about who are terrific people, they're terrific people but we are gonna make a determination at that," Trump added. 

No deportation force

House speaker Paul Ryan assured that despite Trump's vow people will not be rounded-up and deported. 

"We are not planning on erecting a deportation force. Donald Trump's not planning on that," Ryan told CNN.

"I think we should put people's minds at ease: That is not what our focus is. That is not what we're focused on. We're focused on securing the border. We think that's first and foremost, before we get into any other immigration issue, we've got to know who's coming and going into the country -- we've got to secure the border," he added.

(WION with inputs from agencies)