Trump: Clinton will let 650M immigrants into U.S.
GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump raised eyebrows at a rally Sunday when he claimed his rival would let 650 million immigrants into the county.
Hillary Clinton “wants to let people just pour in,” Trump said at a rally in Albuquerque, N.M. “You could have 650 million people pour in. … You triple the size of our country in one week.”
TRUMP: Clinton “wants to let people just pour in. You could have 650 million people pour in…You triple the size of our country in one week.” pic.twitter.com/6iyriRBz3J
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) October 31, 2016
Trump was touting the endorsement he received from the National Immigration and Customs Enforcement Council, the union representing immigration officers.
“Once you lose control of your borders you have no country,” he added.
The population of the United States was 318.9 million in 2014.
People took to social media to point out the wildly high number Trump had floated.
We’re going to need a pretty robust infrastructure bill to just allow 650 million people into the US in one week. cc @SpeakerRyan
— Kombiz Lavasany (@kombiz) October 31, 2016
So, when those 650 million people come pouring into the U.S. in one week, can we stay at their empty homes on vacation?
— Robert Loerzel (@robertloerzel) October 31, 2016