On Thursday, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told CNN’s “AC360” that there will not be a path to legalization for illegal aliens.
“There is no path to legalization,” Trump stated, “unless they leave the country and come back.”
“We will have to see what happens once we strengthen our border,” he expressed. “We’re doing a speech on in a week immigration, which I think will explain it in even greater detail.”
Trump went on to state that after the border is secure and the deportations have concluded, “We’re going to see what happens.”
“[Y]ou can’t take 11 [million] at one time and just say, boom, you’re gone. We have to find where these people are,” Trump exclaimed. “Most people don’t even know where they are. Nobody even knows if it’s 11. It could be 30, and it could be five.”
“We are not going to allow drugs to come into this country and poison our youth, and then we’re going to see what happens, but there’s no legalization. There’s no amnesty. And if somebody wants to go legalization route, what they’ll do is they’ll go, leave the country, hopefully come back in, and then we can talk. And one other thing, there are millions of people right now, online, trying to come into our country. It’s very unfair to them, some of the rules, regulations, and policies that I’ve seen. These are millions of people that want to come into our country legally, and it would be very unfair to them.”
Trump has recently been accused of flip-flopping on the issue, and confirmed that his core immigration policy has not changed.