Kasich: I don’t know what we’re hearing from Trump on immigration

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich said he has gotten lost in Donald Trump’s seemingly fluctuating stance on immigration. 

{mosads}”I don’t know what we’re hearing frankly right now out of the Trump camp, I’m not quite sure where he is on that,” Kasich told Anderson Cooper on CNN Friday.

The former GOP presidential candidate said he doesn’t feel any “vindication” that Trump’s position on the deportation of illegal immigrants seems to be inching closer to his own proposals.

“If this is moving a little bit, then it should be good news for our friends in the Hispanic community because many of these families have been on edge, and we don’t need them to be on edge,” he said.

While Trump said during the primaries he would deport all 11 million undocumented people living in the U.S., Kasich proposed a path toward some type of legalization that would include a fine and back taxes for those who had never committed a crime.

This week Trump said he doesn’t support amnesty but said he’d “work with” undocumented immigrants and floated the idea of back taxes. 

On Friday Kasich said he’s not surprised Trump has moved away from his hardline stance and said politicians in both parties too often propose oversimplified answers to complex issues.

“It comes down to complicated and very precise decisions to resolve very hard problems, but you can’t just solve them by coming up with some little bold statement,” he said.

Kasich said it’s still too early to tell if Trump will win over his home state of Ohio in November. Kasich won there by more than 10 points over Trump in the primary. He said Friday that Trump will do very well in some areas of the state, but the results will come down to if Hillary Clinton can generate enough excitement in urban areas.

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