US President-elect Donald Trump has said his planned wall along the Mexican border could be partly fence. In some areas, “a wall is more appropriate”, he told US broadcaster CBS, but “there could be some fencing”,
Mr Trump repeatedly promised during his election campaign to build a wall to keep out illegal migrants. He said he planned to deport or jail up to three million undocumented migrants with criminal records, such as gang members and drug dealers.
Other undocumented migrants would be assessed once the border was secured, Mr Trump added.
Their candidate caused outrage by suggesting Mexicans were exporting “their rapists” to the US, along with drugs and other crime.
Trump’s Great Wall
‘The Donald’ negotiating with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto.
The Republican defeated Hillary Clinton in Tuesday’s presidential election, shocking many who had expected the Democratic candidate to win following favourable opinion polls.
In his first major interview to a US broadcaster since the election, Mr Trump told CBS: “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.”