Donald Trump told CNN and accompanying media outlets aboard his private jet Monday that he is not definitively opposed to creating a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
WASHINGTON (Talk Media News) – Donald Trump said Monday that he is not definitively opposed to creating a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
“I’m not ruling out anything,” Trump told CNN and other media outlets aboard his private jet. “We’re going to make that decision into the future. OK?”
Trump has recently hinted that he is considering toning down his anti-immigration rhetoric and many pundits have suggested that the motivation for doing so would be an attempt to dent Democratic rival Hillary Clinton’s overwhelming lead among Hispanic voters.
Trump continues to struggle against assertions that his campaign has embraced nativist sentiments in lieu of his previous comments about undocumented Mexican immigrants. The GOP nominee also continues to face criticism for his previous suggestion that the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. should be subject to deportation.
Trump reiterated to reporters that his administration would require undocumented immigrants seeking U.S. citizenship to first return to their countries of origin before starting the application process.
“To become a citizen, you’re going to have to go out and come back in through the process,” Trump told CNN and accompanying media outlets. “You’re going to have to get on line. This isn’t touchback. This is you have to go out, and you have to get in line and you have to come back in to become a citizen.”
Clinton has not as of yet responded to Trump’s remarks.