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Backlash builds over Trump's immigration backpedal

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>> When Mexico sends it's people they're not sending their best.>> Donald Trump, who built his 2016 run on a zero tolerance for illegal immigration facing a growing backlash from within his own party over whether he's now softening that stand. Trump campaigning in Nevada Friday, looking to mend fences with the state's many Hispanic voters but a seeming move to the middle on immigration this week.
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>> A softening.>> Provoking an outcry among high profile conservatives from Ann Coulter to Sarah Palin, warning Trump against any bait and switch maneuver this late in the campaign. Emily Stevenson is on the story.>> Some of these really vocal conservatives have backed Trump, because he's been tough on immigration.
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The problem is, that a lot of voters in a general election, are sort of turned off by some of that language. And also, Hispanic voters in this country are a growing voting population. And Trump doesn't want to do terribly with those people. He's trying to figure out whether there's a way to moderate his policies without losing the people who supported him and pushed his candidacy to this point in the first place.
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>> Palin weighing in late Thursday predicting massive disappointment among Trump's followers if he abandons his plan to deport 11 million illegal immigrants.>> I think the fact that they haven't been able to settle on a strategy. And haven't set a date for when they're gonna lay out the details.
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I think we can assume that this kind of trying to walk this fine line of kind to satisfy these different groups of people has not gone so well.>> The outcry coming as Trump continues to trail Hillary Clinton in the latest Reuters/Ipsos tracking poll. Trump, so far, not backing down on the center piece of his 2016 run saying he'll still build a wall along the US border with Mexico.
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