Hickenlooper might sue to block Trump deportation plan

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper says he doesn't think Donald Trump is serious about trying to deport the millions living in this country illegally.

DENVER - Colorado’s governor says he’d consider suing the Federal government if Donald Trump becomes the next President of the United States and follows through on his campaign promise to deport the millions of people who’ve entered the country illegally.

“I’d certainly try to push back every way I could,” said Gov. John Hickenlooper (D-Colorado) told 9NEWS political reporter Brandon Rittiman in an interview for Balance of Power.  “And if there were legal avenues, I’d certainly explore them.”

Citing poll numbers, Hickenlooper cast doubt on the idea that Trump would win the election and suggested Trump would be unlikely to launch a mass deportation program if he did win the oval office.

“I’m not an economist,” Hickenlooper said. “But it would have the potential of putting the whole state into recession.”

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Asked if he generally considers Trump to be a “threat,” Hickenlooper said yes.

“He changes his mind, he’s impulsive based on what comes up,” Hickenlooper said. “And I think that is threatening to the economy in a very serious way.”

Full interview: Governor Hickenlooper on the Aurora theater shooter's location, RTD, Trump and joining Hillary Clinton's cabinet:

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