Trump: Cruz changed tune on immigration because he's losing
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Republican presidential candidate Donald TrumpDonald TrumpMajor progressive group unveils first 2018 Senate endorsements Decaying DC bridge puts spotlight on Trump plan Hillary Clinton under microscope at inauguration MORE on Tuesday slammed rival Ted CruzTed CruzBooker is taking orders from corporate pharmaceuticals Caitlyn Jenner to attend Trump inauguration: report Trump’s UN pick threads needle on Russia, NATO MORE for changing his tune on deporting the millions of immigrants in the country illegally. 

"Ted Cruz only talks tough on immigration now because he did so badly in S.C. He is in favor of amnesty and weak on illegal immigration," Trump tweeted.
 

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Trump has focused his campaign on illegal immigration, touting his proposals to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border and deport the 12 million immigrants in the U.S. illegally.
 
Cruz, who has faced criticism for not providing details on what he would do with those 12 million people, offered tough rhetoric during an interview Monday night on Fox News.
 
"Listen, we should enforce the law. How do we enforce the law? Yes, we should deport them," Cruz told host Bill O'Reilly, adding, "We should build a wall, we should triple the border patrol."
 
When presented a hypothetical example of whether as president he would go to an Irish immigrant's house, take him out and put him on a plane home, Cruz said, "You better believe it."

A Cruz spokesperson insisted that the candidate hadn't changed his position, though Cruz last month dismissed going "door-to-door," as advocated by Trump, to remove illegal immigrants.
 
Cruz, who finished a disappointing third in South Carolina on Saturday behind Trump and Marco RubioMarco RubioTillerson met with top State official: report McCain ‘very concerned’ about Tillerson Top Dem: Don’t bring Tillerson floor vote if he doesn’t pass committee MORE, sought during his interview Monday to portray his rivals as weak on illegal immigration.