Donald Trump, “We are Going to Enforce our Laws on Immigration”
Donald Trump said Wednesday he will be willing to work with those who have followed US laws while living in the country.
His comments came signaled a softening in his immigration position to bolster support among moderate voters and minority groups, and will outline his position soon.
Donald Trump said he will not permit American citizenship for the undocumented population and would expel lawbreakers.
“Well, I’m going to announce something over the next 2 weeks, but it’s going to be a very firm policy,” He said.
Donald Trump’s latest comments came as Nigel Farage, an anti-immigration politician who was part of Britain’s successful campaign to leave the EU addressed Trump’s rally in Jackson, Mississippi, Wednesday night.
Donald Trump has retained much of his immigration agenda.
He still wants to build a wall along the US southern border with Mexico but he has emphasized in recent days a need to deal most urgently with illegal immigrants who commit crimes and also those who might be displacing African-American and Hispanic workers.
At a rally earlier in Tampa, Florida Wednesday, Mr. Trump did not talk about deporting as many as 11-M illegal immigrants as he has in the past, instead saying he would aim enforcement efforts at people who are committing crimes such as overstaying their visas.
“Hillary Clinton wants a totally open border so people can just pour in,” Donald Trump said. “We are going to enforce our laws, remove people who overstay their visas, dismantle the gangs and cartels, and protect jobs and benefits for hardworking American citizens.”
Donald Trump says that many minority groups have suffered under 50 years Democratic policies, particularly in inner cities. He vowed to make cities safer so that “when you walk down your street… you’re not going to be shot, your child is not going to be shot.”
Donald Trump said Thursday that he was not softening his stance on illegal immigration and that “there’s no path to legalization unless people leave the country.”
“There’s no path to legalization unless people leave the country,” the GOP nominee said in an interview after speaking to supporters in Manchester, NH. “When they come back in, they can start paying taxes.”
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