Undocumented immigrants must be straightened out in the most humane way possible. Deportations are common. Ruling out its status is another thing to think about. I guess, this vary from one situation to the other and should not be generalized considering the work force needed by the country as well.
Listen to Trump
Here’s the full story: Donald Trump on Monday refused to rule out granting legal status to undocumented immigrants who remain in the United States, breaking with an immigration proposal he laid out just last week.
The Republican nominee vowed last week during a major speech in Phoenix that undocumented immigrants seeking legal status would “have one route and one route only: to return home and apply for reentry like everybody else.”
But asked Monday aboard his plane whether he could rule out a pathway to legal status for undocumented immigrants, Trump declined.
“I’m not ruling out anything,” Trump said. “We’re going to make that decision into the future. OK?”
Trump’s answers came as reporters repeatedly pressed the Republican nominee over his position on providing a pathway to legal status to some undocumented immigrants living in the US.
But the apparent shift only further muddled Trump’s position on immigration, less than a week after Trump’s speech in Phoenix, which aimed to clarify Trump’s stance on a core issue in his presidential campaign.
Not Softening Stance
In the week before that speech, Trump suggested he was “softening” his stance and would be open to a pathway to legal status for non-criminal undocumented immigrants — before shifting away from that days later.
Trump reaffirmed in his immigration speech last week that no undocumented immigrants could hope to obtain legal status under his administration without first leaving the US, but did not say outright that he would deport all estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants.
Trump’s latest repositioning Monday on the question of legal status came one day after key campaign surrogates and his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, gave conflicting answers about whether the nominee’s immigration plan still includes mass deportations. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said Trump has moved away from that idea, while Pence and campaign manager Kellyanne Conway were coy about specifics of the immigration proposal.