Donald Trump Mulls Trip to Mexico to Meet President Enrique Peña Nieto

Cheryl Sanders
August 31, 2016

Nieto and Trump have both recently expressed an interest in meeting.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives to a campaign rally at Xfinity Arena of Everett on Tuesday in Everett, Wash.

It's not clear whether as president Trump would seek to challenge the status of such children, whom he has called "anchor babies" - a term derided by immigration advocates.

A sudden worldwide trip by a USA presidential candidate would be a logistical and security nightmare at such short notice.

Trump has shown signs of indecision on whether to go ahead with his previous proposal for a "deportation force" to deport the 11 million people, saying there are some "great people" among the immigrant population and that he would like to work with them.

Pena Nieto has been sharply critical of Trump's original immigration policy, particularly the Republican's insistence that Mexico would pay for the border wall.

Peña Nieto compared Trump's rhetoric to that of Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini.

"There is no way that Mexico can pay (for) a wall like that", Pena Nieto said.

"From the first days of his campaign, Donald Trump has painted Mexicans as "rapists" and criminals and has promised to deport 16 million people, including children and USA citizens".

Trump is expected to meet the Mexican leader in Mexico in between fundraising events he has scheduled in California and his immigration speech in Phoenix, Arizona, on Wednesday night. After one such roundtable this month, his new campaign manager said Trump's stance on the deportations was "to be determined".

But she stressed Trump was committed to a "fair and humane" approach to securing America's borders. The meeting will offer Nieto the chance to clear the deck with the potential next leader of a nation on which his own is nearly entirely economically reliant - and earn goodwill for himself and his country among Trump supporters.

The Trump campaign has not responded to requests for comment by The Dallas Morning News. You have to get rid of the criminals certainly, first and foremost. "And you have to secure the border".

"We're going to win this state", Trump told the crowd.

A pledge to speedily deport illegal immigrants who commit crimes in the U.S. is expected to feature prominently during his major speech in Arizona.

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