DFA hopes Pinoys won’t be affected amid Trump’s vow to deport 3M immigrants
The Department of Foreign Affairs said it is hoping that the Filipino community in the US will not be affected much by President-elect Donald Trump's plan to deport up to three million illegal immigrants with criminal records, a report on Unang Balita on Tuesday said.
The DFA said there are some Filipinos who have been deported due to illegal staying and participation in crimes.
However, an estimated three million Filipinos are living in the US as legal residents or American citizens, and they pay taxes and follow the laws, it added.
"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," Trump said in an excerpt released ahead of broadcast by CBS's 60 Minutes program. The program will be aired Sunday. —KG, GMA News