Trump Announces 'Major Speech' on Immigration

Cheryl Sanders
August 31, 2016

"Donald Trump has been completely consistent in his positions".

The van carrying Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton departs an Federal Bureau of Investigation office in White Plains, N.Y., Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, after attending a national security briefing.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Donald Trump said rival Hillary Clinton will push regulations and high taxes that will hurt family farmers as he campaigned in Iowa, an agricultural state that remains a presidential election battleground. In an interview with CNN last week, his new campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said the question of whether he would create a deportation force was "to be determined".

An ex-wife of Donald Trump's new campaign CEO, Stephen Bannon, said Bannon made anti-Semitic remarks when the two battled over sending their daughters to private school almost a decade ago, according to court papers. "With Hillary Clinton off the campaign trail yet again this week and continuing to take many communities' votes for granted, we see this as the right time to show voters the benefits of an American economy under the leadership of Mr. Trump".

The announcement came late Sunday in a tweet by the Republican presidential nominee after days of wavering - and at least one canceled speech - on a question central to his campaign: Whether he would, as he said in November, use a "deportation force" to eject the estimated 11 million people in the USA illegally.

"Dwyane Wade's cousin was just shot and killed walking her baby in Chicago".

Trump also previewed his immigration plans at the Iowa event, saying that he was developing an "exit-entry tracking system to ensure those who overstay their visas, that they're quickly removed".

In outlining his views, Trump said addressing illegal immigration is important to helping Americans find jobs.

The Indiana governor, Conway and other surrogates said the main tenets of Trump's immigration plan still will include building a wall along the southern US border and making Mexico pay for it, no path to status adjustment or citizenship for people here illegally and stronger border enforcement.

The Wall. Trump told The Washington Post in April that he would force Mexico to pay for the wall (which could cost as much as $25 billion) by threatening to cut off the flow of billions of dollars in payments that immigrants send back to the country. That, he said, "is a subject for the future". Trump even questioned whether people born in the United States to people here illegally are citizens - even though they have automatically been considered citizens since the adoption of the 14th Amendment in 1868.

There has been debate within his campaign about immigrants who haven't committed crimes beyond their immigration offenses.

Donald Trump will give a speech on immigration Wednesday, a week after his use of the word "softening" perplexed voters and upset some Republicans. The outpour of a "softening" Trump led many to wonder what it meant for his pledge to deport 11 million illegal immigrants.

Pressed on the question, Priebus replied: "I just don't speak for Donald Trump".

"Hillary Clinton wants to shut down family farms just like she wants to shut down the mines and the steelworkers", he said in front of a wall of straw bales at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.

"If we don't enforce visa expiration dates, then we have an open border - it's as simple as that", he said. "But he is talking about being fair and humane, but also being fair to the American workers competing for jobs".

Another top Trump supporter, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, similarly defended him on immigration on ABC's "This Week". He estimates his support level now to be at 10 percent in the polls the Commission on Presidential Debates is monitoring.

It's been a long and sometimes puzzling journey to this point for Trump, who defeated 16 Republican opponents while promising to be the toughest on illegal immigration.

But by Thursday, he was ruling out any kind of legal status - "unless they leave the country and come back", he told CNN.

In the final stage of his campaign, the NY billionaire is seeking to win the votes of African-American and Hispanic voters, two key constituencies with which Clinton claims a wide lead in the polls.

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