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Trump aide signals shift on deportation policy

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>> The candidate who opened his campaign with a pledge to build a wall with Mexico and deport millions of undocumented residents in the US, may be softening his hardline stance on immigration. As poll after poll shows he needs every vote he can get. It would be a major pivot for the candidate, who in a republican primary debate in November, was emphatic on the need for mass deportation.
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>> You're gonna have to send people out, look.>>
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]>> We're a country of laws.>> He defended his notion of the deportation force the next day on MSNBC.>> How do you deport 12 million illegal immigrants?>> You do it, you do it because they're here illegally, you do it now.
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>> But on Sunday, his new campaign manager Kellyanne Conway was pressed on CNN about this approach and signaled that the plan might be under review.>> Will that plan include a deportation force? The kind that you just heard in that soundbite and that he talked about during the Republican primaries.
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>> To be determined.>> The possible shift coming after a shake up inside the Trump campaign last week, as poll after poll showed the candidate badly trailing Hillary Clinton, in both national surveys and in key battleground states. Over the weekend, Trump tried to reach out to minorities, on Saturday meeting with a group of Hispanic leaders in Trump Tower.
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BuzzFeed news reporting Trump told the gathering he was interested in a quote, humane and efficient manner of dealing with undocumented immigrants. A Trump campaign rep denied the report, insisting the candidate wanted to enforce the laws of the country. Trump's meeting with Hispanic leaders followed a plea late Friday for African American votes, although some said he may have hit the wrong note.
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>> You're living in poverty, your schools are no good, you have no jobs, 58% of your youth is unemployed. What the hell do you have to lose.>>
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