Not all illegal immigrants may be deported: Donald Trump's aide
All illegal immigrants may not be deported from the US if Donald Trump is elected as the next president of the country, a top aide of Republican presidential candidate said on Sunday.
Washington: All illegal immigrants may not be deported from the US if Donald Trump is elected as the next president of the country, a top aide of Republican presidential candidate said on Sunday.
The former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani told the CNN in an interview that decision of the rest of the illegal immigrants would be taken only after all criminal aliens are deported.
This is what Trump said in his major policy speech on immigration early this week, he said.
"The speech is consistent with what he said in the past, and it leaves a very big opening for what will happen with the people that remain here in the US after the criminals are removed and after the border is secure," he said.
"He says in a very, very important sentence, that, at that time, when America is safe, we will be open to all of the options, meaning that Donald Trump, as he expressed in one of his interviews recently, would find it very, very difficult to throw out a family that's been here for 15 years, and they have three children, two of whom are citizens," Giuliani said.
"That is not the kind of America he wants. His main focus of that speech, and I think the reason for the emotion in it was because of all of those mothers who came up whose children were killed by illegal criminal immigrants," he said.
"What he said in the speech is, after we secure the border and after we remove the criminal illegal immigrants, to a large extent -- you're never going to get to 100 per cent -- then and only then can we look at this in a very rational way in which we can look at all the options and be open to all the options," he added.
The former New York Mayor said not all illegal immigrants would have to go back.
"There are other options too. I mean, it's going to depend on the person. Some of these people could have been on welfare for the last 30 years, or taking benefits or cheating. And maybe some of them have to be thrown out, but not necessarily all of them," he said.