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Trump under heat to clear immigration muddle

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>> I'm going to begin swiftly removing criminal illegal immigrants.>> Donald Trump's set to reveal his long awaited immigration plan Wednesday in a make-or-break speech in Arizona. With confusion still rampant over whether a central pillar of Trump's campaign, his vow to deport 11 million illegal immigrants, is about to crumble.
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>> Immigration is a very complex issue.>> Trump surrogates on talk shows over the weekend declining to repeat the deportation pledge after Trump himself seemed torn last week in a series of interviews. First floating a softening of his stand. And then, as conservatives such as Ann Coulter lashed out, by Friday suggesting that his position may be quote hardening.
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Emily Stevenson says Trump is under increasing pressure to clear the fog.>> Trump is trying to walk the difficult line of appealing in the general election to more moderate voters. Who were turned off by some of the things he said about immigrants to this country, calling Mexicans rapists and criminals, saying he was gonna deport 11 million illegal immigrants, talking about building a wall and making Mexico pay for it.
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But at the same time, he needs to not turn off his people who supported his candidacy from the beginning. And those are people who like hearing the tough things that he has to say about immigration. We're gonna build a great wall on the border.>> On Saturday, Trump said he would improve the system employers use to check the legal status of workers, create a visa tracking system, and cancel, quote, unconstitutional executive orders.
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But key details still to come. Trump's campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, going the furthest on CBS's Face the Nation. Suggesting Trump will no longer push for a deportation force to round up the undocumented.>> He is talking about being fair and humane.>> The choice of Arizona for the rollout helping to define the stakes for Trump.
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Not only is it ground zero in the immigration debate. But one of several states political analysts say Hillary Clinton could flip from red to blue in November unless Trump widens his appeal.