Trump Softens On Illegal Immigration, And His Fans Don’t Care

It’s not amnesty, though. At least no by name. Just like when George Bush and some Republicans tried to pass a not-amnesty? Or the Gang Of 8 pushed a no-amnesty pathway to citizenship?

(Politico) Amid talk that he is softening his stance on illegal immigration, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump reassured his supporters Wednesday night that there will be “no amnesty” for those in the United States illegally.

But Trump added that he has grown increasingly sympathetic on the campaign trail to the plight of individuals who have spent years and sometimes decades in the U.S. illegally but have lived otherwise upstanding lives.

Trump was asked by Fox News host Sean Hannity in an interview scheduled to air Wednesday night whether he would amend his previous pledge to remove all illegal immigrants from the U.S. to include an exception for undocumented immigrants who have not committed other crimes.

“No citizenship,” Trump responded. “Let me go a step further — they’ll pay back-taxes, they have to pay taxes, there’s no amnesty, as such, there’s no amnesty, but we work with them.”

OK, it’s not-amnesty, just a work-with-them. Most of his hardcore supporters don’t seem to care

(Washington Post) Trump has been signaling for days that he might be open to a “softening” of one of his most extreme immigration positions and no longer call for the deportation of an estimated 11 million immigrants who are living in the United States illegally. He and his aides seemed to be testing the waters, setting off alarm bells among some conservatives who have rallied around his hard-line immigration stance.

But judging from many rally-goers here in Tampa on Wednesday and at an event Tuesday in Austin, many rank-and-file voters will give Trump relatively broad latitude to alter the parameters of his immigration policies.

Cruising Twitter Wednesday, most Trumpites didn’t seem to care. As long as he builds a wall, everything is OK. Except for Ann Coulter, who seems to be having a bit of a meltdown over this, and, as Katie Pavlich goes on to note

Trump’s backtracking on tough illegal immigration measures, including mass deportations, shouldn’t be surprising. After all, it was Trump who called Romney’s comments about self-deportation for economic reasons “mean-spirited” and “maniacal.” It’s also Trump who regularly hires immigrant workers to complete his building projects.

I find this all fascinating. I’ve been called a traitor, cuckservative, and Hillary supporter for noting that while Trump wants to be a wall, he has stood for some type of pathway to citizenship for quite some time, at least for certain illegal aliens. I’ve been told I’m full of sh*t. He called for amnesty at CPAC back in 2013. He started out the campaign calling for a wall while also saying he’s in favor of touchback amnesty.

(Politico) As Donald Trump soft-pedals his once-hard-line immigration rhetoric, supporters of his vanquished primary foe Ted Cruz have one message for Republican voters: We told you so.

Cruz spent the final months of his unsuccessful presidential primary run arguing that Trump was a not-so-closeted liberal whose conservative language on immigration was not to be trusted. Now, Trump says he is open to “softening” the approach to some undocumented immigrants already in this country, a departure from his previous calls for a deportation force.

Trump supporters demonized Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush on illegal immigration, as did Trump. They still go after Cruz, Rubio, and Jeb. Guess who was correct?

Still much, much better than Hillary’s plan, though.

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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17 Responses to “Trump Softens On Illegal Immigration, And His Fans Don’t Care”

  1. Liam Thomas says:

    We are never gonna deport 10-15 million people.



    Only in the dreams of some.

    No matter how much you want it to happen….IT NEVER WILL….

    Just like the ACA is never going to be repealed.

    These are politicians….LYING BASTAGES everyone of them. They say they will…then get that sweet gravy train to D.C…..and are bedazzled by the power, prestige and breathtaking grandeur of being there and forget WHY THEY ARE THERE.

    NEVER GONNA HAPPEN. NO MATTER WHOSE PUT IN THE WHITE HOUSE…because it takes them ALL to get something done and they found out a long time ago….doing nothing and blaming the other side is a sure ticket to another 2-4-6-12-50 years in D.C.

  2. john says:

    76% of all GOP voters want undocumented immigrants to have a path to citizenship
    But the GOP has been hijacked by its most extreme base who like Teach want them ALL deported.
    Teach is always blaming the liberals for poor polling numbers but really he should blame that hard core conservative base that are out of step even within their own party.
    It will cost the GOP 20 years of non Caucasian votes

  3. drowningpuppies says:

    Key phrase:

    Still much, much better than Hillary’s plan, though.

    How’s her health by the way?

  4. Hoagie says:

    One thing’s for sure john, the hard core leftists are in goose step with their party.

  5. Zachriel says:

    drowningpuppies: How’s her health by the way?

    Probably good enough to get to election day.

  6. formwiz says:

    So you’re saying you want Hillary.

  7. Liam Thomas says:

    Probably good enough to get to election day.

    Hillary is so full of lies and deceptions that I am seeing key states narrowing to the point that they are just looking for a reason NOW not to vote for the Treasonous liar the DEMS threw out there……

    WHY? Because it was her turn according to DNC leaded Emails…..Screw Bernie Sanders and his nearly 50 percent of the LEFTIST BASE.

    Everyone on the left and right this year are looking for reasons not to vote for their guy/gal…..

    If Trump straigtens up and flies right…….Hes got this election sewed up….simply because Clinton is the worst DEM candidate since Ducaca.

  8. john says:

    boy that cult must be getting smaller each day if that is a tenant of faith
    If I don’t think that the main cause of the earthquake in Italy was climate change, can I still belong to that cult, Teach?

  9. Stosh says:

    It’s now known as “The Gang of Nine”….

    SMoD 2016 is our only hope.

  10. Jeffery says:

    For sure, Secretary Clinton is a flawed candidate and a horrific campaigner. Yet she’ll make fine President. Smart, strong, experienced, intuitive.

    As a Dem I’ll get to vote 4 or 5 times for her!

  11. Jeffery says:

    But maybe “Amnesty” Trump ain’t so bad after all!

  12. Jeffery says:

    We can only hope the Trumpster is better at picking a cabinet and judges than he is at picking campaign managers.

    Lewandowski: batterer
    Manafort: on payroll of Russian oligarchs
    Barron: wifebeater, voting fraudster

  13. Jeffery says:

    The Trumpitistas probably don’t care that Crooked Donald has links to the US and Russian mobs either.

  14. Stosh says:

    The Chump-bots don’t care anymore than the Killary-bots care she’s a pathological liar with ties to an unindicted NAZI in George Soros, the unindicted felons stick together…12% of dems think she’s honest and 90% will vote for her anyway.

    Sweet Meteor of Death 2016, the only rational choice!!

  15. david7134 says:

    Referenced an article that says nothing. The fact is that Trump is a good guy, you would not know such a thing. Hillary is a liar, crooked, corrupt, incompetent and ill.

  16. Hoagie says:

    Next time the media forces you to see Hillary! check out her amply sized butt. It sometimes shows as she begins to sit or is walking up a stair. I think the old broad is wearing Depends. But don’t look too long it could harm your vision.

  17. david7134 says:

    That is very cruel to say something like that. What if I was to look at her butt and have a stroke or get very ill. It could happen and then you would be to blame. What if I looked and became gay as a consequence. You would have to live with that result. Best not to suggest such a horrible thing. It is my understanding that big Bill hasn’t been around that butt since there daughter was born. That is when Hillary became full blown lesbian with several girl friends around the country. That is why Bill has to get his kicks raping women.

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