Donald Trump launched his campaign on a promise to be very, very tough on illegal immigration — and immigrants. He called Mexican immigrants "rapists" and "criminals." He would later promise to deport every single one of them — even approvingly referencing a controversial 1950s mass-deportation program known as "Operation Wetback." He has in recent weeks prominently featured victims of crimes perpetrated by illegal immigrants.
But according to reports and the suggestions of his top advisers on Sunday, it sounds as if he's considering seriously changing his tune — in what would amount to a stunning flip-flop.
Late Saturday, BuzzFeed and Univision reported that Trump backed away from that rhetoric at a meeting with a group of newly announced Hispanic advisers, appearing open to a plan to deal with the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants that is not deportation.
"Importantly, Trump did not explicitly use the word 'legalization' at the meeting, but sources in the room said they feel it is the direction the campaign is going," BuzzFeed's Adrian Carrasquillo reported.
Univision, meanwhile, reported that three attendees said Trump "plans to present an immigration plan in Colorado Thursday that will include finding a way to legalize millions of undocumented immigrants."Read the rest of the story HERE and follow links to related stories below:
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