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Who will round up Trump's 2-3 million deportees?

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>> We can turn this all around.>> If President-elect Donald Trump wants to deport two to three million illegal immigrants as he says, the former Apprentice star famous for firing will be doing a lot more hiring. Reuters sources say need of the US Border Patrol nor the force that will round them up, known as ICE, has anywhere near the number of people needed to make his plan a reality.
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Reporter Julia Ainsley has been running the numbers. Immigrations and customs enforcement has 6,200 agents right now that are responsible for rounding people up inside the interior of the country and then deporting them. They're deporting 400,000 already. You would need to see a vast increase in the number of officers, and those are very highly trained jobs.
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These are people who do investigations, who carry weapons, who handle bringing a child out of the house. This isn't something that you can just go find someone on the street to do.>> Ainsley says a rush to hire agents has backfired before.>> Between 2004 and 2006, the Border Patrol was asked to double from 6,000 to 12,000.
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And as a result, the former chief of Border Patrol said that there were a lot of corrupt people who were hired. People who were actually paid by drug cartels to come infiltrate the Border Patrol and to look the other way when truckloads of illegal substances came across the border.
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So President-elect Trump, when he becomes President Trump, could find that there are a lot of issues that bog down this plan.>> Meanwhile, the overburdened courts handling deportations are already facing a backlog of some 500,000 cases.