Trump said Democrats won the Latino vote in the last election because they appeared more welcoming.
"The Democrats didn't have a policy for dealing with illegal immigrants, but what they did have going for them is they weren't mean-spirited about it," Trump said. "They didn't know what the policy was, but what they were is they were kind."
President Obama's support among Hispanics was also boosted after he introducted a new directive over th summer protecting illegal immigrants who grew up in the country from being deported provided they met certain criteria.
Obama has also said he plans to make immigration reform a top priority during his second term.