Trump says he’ll release immigration plan within two weeks

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Trump said Friday he will release a comprehensive plan on immigration within the next two weeks. 

{mosads}In a phone interview with CNN, Trump said he would start by deporting anyone who has committed a crime since entering the country illegally and then focus on a U.S.-Mexico border wall. His stance on what to do with people who have lived in the county without incident is still unclear.

“Once the border is secured and we get rid of the criminal element — which I’m going to start before the wall before anything, we’re going to start that day one — we will look into various situations. But again, people are here illegally and we have to remember that they’re here illegally,” he said.

“So we will see what we will see, but were going to start off by securing the border, by getting rid of the horrible criminal element that’s causing tremendous havoc, drug dealers gang members etcetera, and I think people will be extremely happy. And I’ll be announcing something within the next two weeks a very comprehensive plan on immigration.”

The Trump campaign appears to have been delaying a policy speech on the topic. He had planned to address the issue Thursday in Colorado, but postponed that event. An in Arizona next Wednesday was originally billed as an immigration speech but the Trump camp quickly said it would focus on party unity instead. That event was cancelled Friday, and Trump said it is moving to a larger venue in Phoenix

Trump previously said he would deport the roughly 11 million undocumented people living in the U.S. But this week he has backed away from that idea while still promising there won’t be a path to citizenship. 


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