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Coulter: May be ‘in our interest’ to keep some illegal immigrants


Ann Coulter, a conservative author and prominent Donald Trump supporter, said Thursday that it may be in the interest of the U.S. to allow some undocumented immigrants to stay in the country. 

{mosads}Coulter’s comments come as some say Trump, the GOP presidential nominee, has softened his stance on what to do with the 11 million undocumented immigrants already in the country. 

“The policy is anyone who’s here illegally is here illegally, does not have the right to be here. We’ll decide whether it’s in our best interest to let them stay or not. Perhaps it is in our interest to let some of them stay,” Coulter said in an interview with the Washington Examiner.

She said the issue of what to do with those already in the U.S. was “never really a big part of it” and the focus of Trump’s immigration policy was always on building a wall.

“We’re getting a wall. We’re definitely getting a wall. That’s the one thing we know about a Trump presidency,” she said.

Coulter, one of Trump’s biggest fans from the start of his campaign, has blasted the billionaire businessman in recent days, saying it would be a mistake for him to soften his immigration stance.

She also suggested she might cancel the book tour for her newly released book “In Trump We Trust: E Pluribus Awesome!”

Trump earlier this week said he may be open to some “softening” in the immigration laws.

“There certainly can be a softening, because we’re not looking to hurt people,” Trump told Fox News host Sean Hannity during a town hall earlier this week.

During that event, he raised the idea that people living in the country illegally would pay back taxes, “but we work with them.”

Questions have been raised about Trump’s stance on immigration after his campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, said last weekend it was “to be determined” whether Trump’s plans would include a deportation force to remove the 11 million people living illegally in the country.

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