Clinton camp says team Trump misleading voters on immigration
The Donald Trump campaign is attempting to mislead Americans on immigration plan to deport all undocumented immigrants, the rival Hillary Clinton camp alleged today.
Washington: The Donald Trump campaign is attempting to mislead Americans on immigration plan to deport all undocumented immigrants, the rival Hillary Clinton camp alleged today.
"Donald Trump has stated very clearly throughout his campaign that he will deport everyone who is undocumented, something that was reinforced in his speech in Arizona last Wednesday," Clinton Campaign manager Robby Mook said in a statement as top officials from the Trump Campaign in various interviews indicated that not all illegal immigrants might be deported.
"Beyond forcibly removing every single undocumented person from this country, Trump has also promised to rescind DACA and DAPA, and deport American citizens who are born to undocumented immigrant parents," Mook said.
"What we saw today is Mike Pence and Trump's top campaign officials attempt to mislead voters about their mass deportation policy by using soft words to describe harsh tactics -- one of the oldest tricks in the book. Immigrant families know the meanings of 'humane' and 'fair' and can see straight through their cynical ploys," he said.
Trump's message to immigrant families is clear -- everyone must go, Mook alleged.
In an interview to NBC News, Pence, the vice presidential running mate of Trump, said that the fate of the undocumented immigrants would be considered after the deportation of criminal aliens.
He asserted that there is no change in the Trump's policy on immigration as being claimed by the Clinton Campaign.
"It begins with building a wall, border security. It begins with enforcing the laws of this country, removing criminal aliens and removing people who've overstayed their visa, ending catch and release, strengthening our border patrol, strengthening immigration and customs enforcement. Doing all of the kinds of things we've talked about, the eVerify system for employers in this country," Pence said.
"All the things that we know will bring all the incentives that are built into our economy, all of the ways that illegal immigration has been made possible in this country, all of that will come to an end. I think that's exactly what the American people want to hear today," Pence said.
"With regard to anyone that remains after all of that is done, I think what you heard Donald Trump say is that we'll give consideration, working with the Congress, in a new and reformed immigration system, to consider it at that time," he added.