Immigration heavyweights like Ann Coulter, Rep Steve King, and Dennis Michael Lynch, are just a few of the people who hit the warning sirens after Donald Trump appeared to soften on his immigration policies earlier this week. Perhaps hearing the loud sirens forced Donald Trump into rethinking his words because the GOP nominee appeared to change gears during an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Thursday.
The CNN interview comes on the heels of a two-day town hall with FOX NEWS host, Sean Hannity.
During the town halls held in Texas on Tuesday and Wednesday, Trump said he was willing to soften a bit when considering his deportation policies for the “good” illegal aliens who have lived in the U.S. for decades. But the backlash was severe from voices like Coulter, King, and Lynch who voiced concerns that Trump’s softening would alienate too many people in his core base. The following day Trump appeared to take note to the warnings when he told CNN’s Anderson Cooper that there would be no legal status for illegal aliens.
“There’s no path to legalization unless they leave the country,” Trump told Cooper after an event in Manchester, New Hampshire. “When they come back in, then they can start paying taxes, but there is no path to legalization unless they leave the country and then come back.”
He said that, on his first day in office, he would get the “bad ones” out.
“We are going to find people and we’re getting immediately, and I mean first hour of my — the first document I will sign will say, get the bad ones out of this country, bring them back where they came from,” Trump said.
Trump did leave himself some wiggle room for a speech he will deliver about immigration next week. When Cooper asked again if an undocumented immigrant with a family in the U.S. who hasn’t committed a crime would be deported, Trump didn’t give a clear answer. “We’re going to see what happens once we strengthen up our border,” Trump replied.
The video below is from Dennis Michael Lynch. He outlines the risks of legalizing illegal aliens.
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