Is Donald Trump Walking Back on Deporting Undocumented Immigrants?

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On Sunday, Donald Trump’s new campaign chair Kellyanne Conway, in an interview with Dana Bash of CNN, appeared to be taking a new position on one of the cornerstones of Trump’s campaign.

When asked whether Donald Trump is still running on a platform of deporting 11 million undocumented immigrants from the U.S., Conway, at first, attempted to divert by pointing to Trump’s convention speech and a vague reference to the position Trump has held throughout his campaign.

Dana Bash then confronted Conway with a clip from November, 2015 where on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Trump spoke of setting up a deportation force that would enforce the nation’s immigration laws and deport undocumented immigrants back to the countries of their origin — strikingly, without consideration of the plethora of issues that such a position would open, not the least of which are situations where the U.S. has no diplomatic relations with the home country or where the individual would be subject to torture.

Upon being confronted with the clip, Conway began by diverting. Bash then asked her a direct question, asking whether Trump was still in favor of having “deportation force” deport all undocumented immigrants. At that point, Conway finally stated that the position would be one “to be determined.”

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