Bachmann: Deport All 11 Million Illegal Immigrants, in Steps

Josh Lederman, The Hill, November 28, 2011

Intent on drawing a clear contrast between rival Newt Gingrich and herself, presidential candidate Michele Bachmann called for 11 million illegal immigrants to be deported from the United States in steps.

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Asked by radio host Laura Ingraham on Monday about an earlier statement she made differentiating between immigrants who had recently entered the country illegally from those with longstanding ties to the United States, Bachmann said she was never referring to legalization.

“What I’m talking about is the order of deportation, the sequence of deportation,” Bachmann replied. “It is almost impossible to move 11 million illegal immigrants overnight. You do it in steps.”

Bachmann said deporting those convicted of crimes would be the first step.

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  • White American

    She Has My Vote!! She is speaking the truth. Gingrich got soft on his stance after he realized he needed more support and votes. What she is saying can be done. We won’t have to round them up. They all will simply flee out of fear, thus saving us the work.

  • John Engelman

    It is about time that a national political figure talks about deporting all of the illegal immigrants. They are criminals by definition.

  • Question Diversity

    I take her literally. The big hangup I’m having is that I can’t take her notions here seriously, as long as her Presidential campaign exists to bird dog for open borders Romney.

    http://goo.gl/mMrg6

    Her serious prospects to win ended on the day of the Iowa Straw Poll (which she won, ironically), the day the Rickroller got in the race. Within days, the WaPo had an article about how Romney was weaponizing Bachmann to take out the Rickroller.

  • Anonymous

    “It is almost impossible to move 11 million illegal immigrants overnight. You do it in steps.”

    And why is that? It’s not as if a handful of people should handle that job. It would be completely reasonable and extremely cost effective to say, hire a million security personnel at a high wage, to vigorously pursue these murderers, rapists, thieves and drug dealers. And to continue to pay those people to guard our border and keep them out.

    Illegals cost this country HUGE amounts of money on all fronts, from the welfare they gobble up to the crimes they commit and the cost of jailing them. That money is far better spent simply raising an army and going after them.

    Quite frankly, MANY of them should not be allowed to leave and should be sent to the gallows. And never mind anything the mexicans might have to say about it. If they want war with us, then fine…..it’s been a long time coming.

  • Anonymous

    Removing the illegal aliens in steps would be a good idea depending on the plan and their is now no plan.

    With regard to the claim of 11 million. That is almost certainly a gross underestimate. Many advocates of a vast reduction in legal immigration and elimination of illegal immigration claim figures of from 20 to 25 million illegal immigrants.

    It reminds one of the deflation through subterfuge of the number of unemployed workers in the U.S. (a direct result of massive immigration, among other things) where official claims are vastly lower than the 25% real unemployment rate quoted by Paul Craig Roberts. In the case of immigration quislings (and descent people who uncritically use their figures) the rates of illegal immigrants are vastly UNDERSTATED.

  • Lee

    I agree. And while we’re at it, let’s charge the originating country the cost of deportation as well as any taxpayer provided services (such as medical or educational) while they were here. If nothing else, we can deduct it from their foreign aid.

  • HH

    Move them “overnight” no – but in very short order, why yes indeed! What is missing from this endeavor is nerve and the will to do it! The means and method are the easy parts – unpleasant for some perhaps, but certainly far from impossible. Those that resist can be dealt with too.

  • rockman

    nancy pelosi said there were 20,000,000 illegals here when speaker of the house 10% or 2,000,000 have felony records and are making a living as felons do. Eisenhower deported the illegals as did other presidents. Lets get started folks

  • Anonymous

    The America of 2012 faces, we all know, many serious social and financial problems. But to me the most serious of them all is immigration — both legal AND illegal. Yet it is maddeningly the issue that has gone almost undiscussed in presidential elections since… since I can’t remember when. Probably back to the time of Eisenhower’s (extremely successful and politically popular) Operation Wetback. So to have a serious candidate like Ms. Bachmann not only broaching the subject, but actually talking in terms of a large-scale deportation program is very exciting. Somebody at a very high rank in US politics has FINALLY noticed the Spanish-accented elephant in the room.

    Needless to say, the line-up of possible GOP candidates for next year is lamentably lame. But Bachmann is, to me, the best of a bad lot. I don’t agree with her on everything, I see her more as a Veep than a Prez, I have doubts about her electability (and occasionally even her sanity) — BUT — if she’s willing to talk deportation when everyone from Perry to Romney to Gingrich are falling all over themselves playing kissy-face with the Reconquistadors, then the lady has my support.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve noticed that this is NOT mentioned on Yahoo, FOXNews, or WND’s websites (yet). This is why I come to AmRen — to get news others ignore/hide.

    Folks, I doubt whether the mainstream media is going to publicize that a presidential candidate IS “seriously considering deportation” (something they always say nobody is considering). Therefore, it is up to US to get this information out to like minded people. Use Facebook, Twitter, posting on forums, and sending emails to friends. We’ve got to get the word out and fast. Some primaries are right upon us!

  • Jim

    Works for me, reduced crime, more jobs, less tax burden.

  • Anonymous

    Wouldn’t take too long to deport them all. You just have to be willing to do it. I once divivded the number of Illegals by the number of schoolbuses in the nation (Got the number from some association who monitors schoolbuses.) It would only take 16 weeks. Once you start deporting them, many will leave on their own. Deport them all? No problemento!

  • whirlwinder

    The return of all illegal immigrants is the easy solution and can be achieved quite easily. The problem that nobody talks about is our immigration policy as changed in 1965. We allow anybody in America for any reason.

    We should be discussing this problem at the national level and coming up with solutions before we are innundated with so many people who do not share our values that our country is changed and our America will not be a glimmer or even a memory due to the hell that will be unleased on our land.

  • Anonymous

    She’d be a disaster as a president. Come on, be real. But that doesn’t mean that she or anyone can have a good and righteous plan for dealing with ending a destructive process!

  • Anonymous

    Well, without a solid border security system, the criminals would likely return immediately and also likely go on revenge crime sprees. Don’t think it wouldn’t happen like that, it would.

  • Rocky

    And since it is a crime to enter the U.S. illegally when they catch one trying to sneak back in make it a mandatory 3 year prison sentence. Let them work to pay for their keep.

    Let’s get some muscle on the border, Drug cartels my butt, lets try the U.S. Marines, and U.S. Army. to hell with iraq, lets take care of our country first.

  • June

    Why take it in steps? Eisenhower didn’t. He said “Leave” and they left. If we stop to check everyone’s time spent milking American taxpayers, the baby just born today would be eligibe on Newt’s 25 year plan! Stop birthright citizenship and make E-verify a mandate, eliminate all goodies and jobs and Voila! they will go home and start demanding in their own countries. They are welcome to take their anchor babies with them.

  • Charles B.Tiffany

    The logistics of this pandering nonsense are more complex than D-Day and Apollo 11 combined. First we would have to have internment camps set up along the borders. We would have to provide medical services to those encamped. If we deport just 15% per year,we would be moving about the same number as Hitler did per year with the Jews. We would have to hire at least 20% of all mass transport,busses etc.to get them there. Hitler tied up 30% of his trains doing the same thing. Of this group 250,000 will be children under the age of 5 who will be found to be American citizens because their parents had them under aliasses in welfare hospitals. This number would tie up about half of all child welfare workers in the country. This all pre-supposes the Mexicans and Canadiens and Santo-Domingans will allow them to cross the border throwing thier nations into constant chaos. Within hours or the round up our ICE agents wearing Kevlar helmets and sporting shot guns will be involved in running gun battles with dope dealers. As harvest time comes around and there are 25% fewer workers, the cost of a Big Mack will go up from 1:65 to 2:65. The average American`s food bill will jump 25% raising food stamp allocations and lowering productivity. When cholera or tb breaks out in one of the camps, which it always does even in embarcation camps in Southern England, the diseases will spread to our own people. These are just of the few minor problems we will enjoy to pander to the extreme right wing.

    Charles B. Tiffany

    Kissimmee, Florida

  • Memphomaniac

    NO! The convicts can be deported once they do their time in prison. Being deported should not be a get-out-of-jail-free card. The ones released for deportation are back across the border in a few days to commit more crimes against Americans. Keep the bastards locked up until they pay for what they did, then deport them back to sunny Meheeco.

    The first ones to be deported should be those in the welfare system, very closely followed by those not working but yet to enter the welfare system.

    Next deport any with a criminal arrest record (ever) and YES that includes misdemeanors, even if they are presently working.

    ALL naturalizations must be frozen solid to keep those from becoming voting citizens. There will be a natural tendency on the part of the executive branch to pass out green cards and citizenship.

    We do not end illegal immigration by making it all legal. We end it by arresting the invaders and deporting them while stopping new one from entering the country.

  • olewhitelady

    Right now, we have nutty candidates like Cain and Gingrich in the Republican race. These two don’t have a chance of a snowball in hell of being nominated. Their candidacy is merely something for political commentators to talk about.

    Some Republicans may still be trying to sit on the fence and procure both Anglo and Latino votes. At this time, that’s an impractical strategy, and whoever gets the nomination will have to accept that obvious fact. Regardless of what candidates have said in the past, they will have to go along with the majority of Republican primary voters to get the nomination. We must remember, too, that it’s difficult to ascertain where politicians truly stand on an issue. Many will simply go along with what they perceive to be the majority view. Voters can thus hold their feet to the fire. Romney, for one, has certainly demonstrated that he is ready, willing, and able to do this. He’s been anywhere from left to right on various issues. But I believe we should think of politicians somewhat like one would think of his lawyer. If that person is an advocate for what you want, who cares what he really thinks? Unless you think he has a secret agenda and is capable of carrying it out, elect the guy or gal and then vote in representatives to support that person’s agenda. Obama was elected because too many white conservatives and moderates did not vote against him!

    In state after state, bills banning same-sex marriage have been passed because voters cared about them and came to the polls and cast their ballots. If they care that strongly about the election of Presidents, senators, representatives, etc., then they will be out in droves.

    White people need to vote with the same fervor of the blacks who voted for Obama.

  • angry mike

    In Alabama they started having the school check to see ppls immigration status, the illegals started disappearing in droves. Bari sued to stop the law. What we need is each state making laws that start at schools. Once the illegal ppl get wind of all there friends and neighbors starting to leave they will get scared and start leaving. Whoever is caught should be on a bus or plane that day! This country would be suprised at how fast these ppl disappear.

  • Ding Berry

    We bus probably 30 million school kids every day. These buses are sitting idle all summer. Use them. Mexicans tend to be short so should fit just fine.

  • Anonymous

    Oh my, all talk and no action. This will never happen and she is saying it because you want to hear it. You think for a minute the powers that run this country and have us fund our own demise, would let her wield any real influence? She is just tugging the ring in your nose.

  • Anonymous

    23 — Anonymous wrote at 10:18 AM on November 30:

    Oh my, all talk and no action. This will never happen and she is saying it because you want to hear it. You think for a minute the powers that run this country and have us fund our own demise, would let her wield any real influence? She is just tugging the ring in your nose.

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    True. We can’t keep on believing what they SAY.

    More of the same ole lies that Whitey has been force fed for decades. Many still believe all this stuff that comes out of the mouths of politicians. As they speak, 10,000 more illegals cross that border every day. These politicians are bought and paid for by the “powers that be” and have been forever. We are in the death throes of our race and civilization. Our race is past the point of ever waking up in time. It is heartbreaking for me to even say this, but it is what I see.

  • Andromeda

    I had written her off as somebody I’d never vote for. If I knew FOR CERTAIN that she’d actually do this, I’d vote for her on this alone.

  • Greg

    Technically deporting most illegals isn’t impossible, but it would require an insanely large amounts of manpower, money, and logistics. To do it would require winning multiple court battles, elections, and in public opinion from the ACLU types.

    Kris Kobach, author of S.B. 1070, has a smarter approach. First, you must take away the incentives. Stiff fines and jail time for employers who knowingly hire illegals. Have Congress give state and local governments the authority to arrest people for immigration-related offenses. States that refuse (like California) receive $0 in Federal money. Lastly, you must find a way to end welfare and free medical care. Putting a state trooper in every hospital will scare away enough illegals away from medical care, and going door-to-door in known hispanic neighborhoods will scare those living on welfare.

    Like in Arizona and Alabama, the illegals will self-deport. You don’t have to arrest all of them, just a small percentage…and then take away the incentives.

  • Seek

    Ike’s Operation Wetback succeeded because the number of potential deportees was very small — less than a tenth — compared to today. This was 1954. We were a different country then. It could never fly today. Not only is the number of deportees far greater, but the law, the courts and the pro-immigration plaintiffs’ bar represent huge obstacles to meaningful action.

    What we CAN do is implement a strategy of aggressive attrition coupled with deportation. In other words, don’t feed the beast. Without incentives to stay, a great many illegals simply would self-deport. Mark Krikorian of the Center for Immigration Studies has been advocating this approach for years.

  • john in germany

    Out of the list of Republican candidates how can anyone who loves America not be a Ron Paul fan?

  • Anonymous

    I’m tired of the naysayers about the illegal alien problem. They are obvious plants trying to trick people into thinking addressing the issue is not possible. It most certainly is not only possible but easy. It has been done in America’s past several times before….successfully, popularly, with great results and zero backlash. Oh there was an attempted backlash, once…..which resulted in the mass slaughter of Mexicans and it took martially the US military to prevent every single remaining Mexican in the US from being killed by enraged citizens.

    The point is, what needs to be done is easy and cheap, effective and has a proven track record. The only thing standing in the way are the communists who would use Mexicans as illegal votes. What stands in the way is illegal red tape with no actual force behind it. A state will start to implement what needs to be done and a judge, planted by the communists in this country for exactly this purpose will come out with the most ridiculous arguments for why it is somehow unconstitutional…..which always boil down to its unconstitutional because the judge says so…..and whoever gave that as a litmus test for law? THAT is unconstitutional. In other words judges do NOT have that right. Do NOT have the right to strike down laws for these reasons. No one every brings that up.

    It’s time we did. It’s way past time one or more of the white states told the court simply, you have no right or jurisdiction in this matter….and then started rounding up the illegals and stripping inappropriate “legal” immigrants (ie basically everyone either with a police record or on welfare) of their citizenship and sent them home.

    The liberals don’t like that? Well, come do something about it….if you can.

  • Anonymous

    It needs to be done but it will not be easy. It will be like a war. Consider that Chittum (in the book, Civil War II) quoted the number of armed illegal alien hispanic (Salvadoran, Mexican, etc.) gang members in Los Angeles in the 90s to be over 50,000! That is just one of the major cities. Consider that some of those gang members have fully automatic weapons. That means that the repatriation of these foreign invaders will require a real fight. I, for one, am for doing what it takes. It will require a real fight and it needs to be done!

  • Anonymous

    I don’t believe it. Michele Bachmann is suddenly on the anti-Illegal Alien kick because she is so far back in the polls that she is now trying to appeal to a traditional Republican base.

    She is about as serious about deporting Illegal Aliens as Romney, Gingrich, and Perry. All of them will say anything to get elected, but will dump that campaign promise as soon as they are in the White House.

    My advise is to forget all of them.

  • Anonymous

    We should go after the gangs first. Then e-verify and big fines for the slugs that hire them. Police and Border Patrol agents at hospitals and schools checking papers. Send some public servants to jail for helping them hide in schools and towns. Next remember the Irish, Chinese, Africans and Russians that are in this country illegally without papers too and include them as well. This is not only an hispanic problem. Lastly, give them a time frame to vacate so we will have less to deport. That plan work for you?

  • wb

    Deport the estimated 24-30 million already here? Could it be done? Without open conflict? Without suspension of civil rights? Without Congressional Democrats doing all in their power to stop or delay? Without Republican Rinos aiding and abetting? Today both sides of the House just voted to vastly increase the H1B visa program. Imagine an army of 5 million gangbangers armed to the teeth, with aid from our own military, or did most of you somehow forget 1 in 4 in armed forces comes from another country. Who do you think they will side with. Fort Hood would be a daily occurrence. We won’t fight to keep pedophiles out of our school systems or homosexuals from marriage. We won’t even vote in large enough numbers to matter. We send our kids off by the thousands to die in foreign lands with no thanks or even the prospect of victory. We allow oil fiefdoms smaller than just one of our cities to tell us how much we will pay for a gallon of gas. We can blame Wall Street all we want but truth be told price of oil and crooked Congress are far more to blame. See how the left wing media has shifted arguments? So indoctrinated are we most of us involuntarily cringe when called a racist. We teach our boys to be sissies and our girls to be sluts. We kill millions of unborn babies (not fetuses), did you know we even sell off the body parts for profit? What will you do when the Feds call for martial law, when they deliberately open our borders to invasion from so called UN peacekeepers? Will you fight to keep your guns after they start making examples? A people who act as slaves wind up being slaves. remember this, a cage is still a cage, even if it comes with air conditioning and cable tv.

  • Bounty Hunter

    I always thought a bounty hunter system would be great to chase the hard-to-catch illegals. Private bounty hunters getting a $500 reward from the federal government PER illegal alien apprehended. Of course you would have to get certified like any bail bondsman or bounty hunter. This industry would provide stimulus to those who want to play 21st century Cowboys and Indians. Some would get quite good at it, I assume.

    What do you all think of my plan?

  • Bebe

    33 — wb wrote at 5:41 PM on November 30:

    Deport the estimated 24-30 million already here? Could it be done? Without open conflict? Without suspension of civil rights? Without Congressional Democrats doing all in their power to stop or delay? Without Republican Rinos aiding and abetting? Today both sides of the House just voted to vastly increase the H1B visa program. Imagine an army of 5 million gangbangers armed to the teeth, with aid from our own military, or did most of you somehow forget 1 in 4 in armed forces comes from another country. Who do you think they will side with. Fort Hood would be a daily occurrence. We won’t fight to keep pedophiles out of our school systems or homosexuals from marriage. We won’t even vote in large enough numbers to matter. We send our kids off by the thousands to die in foreign lands with no thanks or even the prospect of victory. We allow oil fiefdoms smaller than just one of our cities to tell us how much we will pay for a gallon of gas. We can blame Wall Street all we want but truth be told price of oil and crooked Congress are far more to blame. See how the left wing media has shifted arguments? So indoctrinated are we most of us involuntarily cringe when called a racist. We teach our boys to be sissies and our girls to be sluts. We kill millions of unborn babies (not fetuses), did you know we even sell off the body parts for profit? What will you do when the Feds call for martial law, when they deliberately open our borders to invasion from so called UN peacekeepers? Will you fight to keep your guns after they start making examples? A people who act as slaves wind up being slaves. remember this, a cage is still a cage, even if it comes with air conditioning and cable tv.

    _________________________________

    Good post. Whites have been acting like slaves and soon they will be, in the literal sense. Our boys/men have become sissies and our girls/women sluts and race mixers. So afraid of being called a racist when their very survival depends on being a RACIST. Fear of being called a NAME leaves most impotent and giving away the store. Even more evidence of a dying breed.

  • Anonymous

    #18

    You know how we realize that AMREN is making a difference? Trolls like you are showing up in a forum, one of the very few, where we Americans and Others can discuss racial, cultural, and political issues in a way you people will not allow. That is your ilk controls the media and disallows rational thought as it is not politically correct. So big question Mr. Kissimmee, why here when there are thousands of leftist places on the web, in government, in the media, in our schools, in the churches and temples, and everywhere else, why land here?

  • Anonymous

    It’s good in theory, but won’t work like it did in the 1950s for the following reasons:

    1. There aren’t as many able-bodied, pro-white white men around or in control for that matter.

    2. The illegals and other politically correct groups have a lot of protection today(lawyers, advocacy groups, etc).

    3. There are many, many illegals here today than back then and many of them have firearms.

    4. Many businesses will object because they hire these cheap workers.

    5. It will cost a lot of resources to deport them all and they will just come back.

    6. Deporting all the illegals is as possible as marxists and racist nonwhites wanting to get rid of all whites. Not going to happen.

  • anonymous

    Have anyone ever heard of divide and conquer. Or payoff for cooperation?

    Try this. Older lllegals who have been here a long time will be allowed to stay as permanent residents. But not given quick citizenship or allowed to sponsor relative.

    Younger people will be required to leave, but will be given a limited annuity based on their work history. A few dollars a month for those who have worked little or not at all. More for those have had more substantial employment.

    Even a few dollars goes a long way in most economically distressed countries. More dollars go even further. Frankly, you would see people line up to leave if they were going to paid for doing so.

    Some younger people, those with exemplary records of academic, professional or vocational success could be allowed amnesty, but not citizenship until they have waited another 10 or 15 years.

    Europe could do the same thing with its unassimilated Third World immigrants.

    Yes, implementing this plan would be expensive. But so is providing welfare benefit and paying criminal justice costs.