Trump: No Backtracking on Deportations

Donald Trump has not backtracked on his determination to deport all illegal immigrants currently in the U.S., contrary to news reports this week, one of his senior Hispanic campaign members has confirmed.

“Mr. Trump did not say he was in favor of legalization,” said Helen Aguirre-Ferre, who attended his campaign’s National Hispanic Advisory Council meeting in Trump Tower, New York.


According to a report in Breitbart News, Aguirre-Ferre said Trump “did not say or suggest that he was open to granting any legal status—amnesty—to any illegal aliens in the United States.”

Aguirre-Ferre, who is the Republican Party’s official “Hispanic communications director,” told Breitbart News that anyone at the meeting “who got the impression that Trump had changed his position on foreigners in the United States illegally misinterpreted his remarks.”

“What Mr. Trump said was very clear,” she said. “Some folks talked about legalization, not citizenship, for the undocumented, Mr. Trump did not say he was in favor of legalization. Some folks may have felt that he was open to it—and he gave zero indication of that.”

The Trump campaign’s swift dismissal of the “inaccurate reports” that he would back amnesty for illegal aliens comes after BuzzFeed and Univision falsely reported that Trump told Hispanic activists he would, Breitbart News added.

A USA Today report of the meeting quoted Trump as saying that he was not “flip-flopping” on plans to deport people who are in the country illegally but is “working with Hispanic advisers on the best approach.”

“We have to be very firm, we have to be very, very strong when people come in illegally,” Trump said Monday on “Fox & Friends,” later adding that “we’re working with a lot of people in the Hispanic community to try and come up with an answer.”

Trump has proposed a special “deportation force” to address the problem. On Fox, Trump said, “I’m not flip-flopping. We want to come up with a really fair, but firm answer.”

The reports came on the same day that CNN reported that Trump launched a new campaign to draw black voters to the Republican Party—but then demanded that convicted felons be denied the right to vote. As blacks make up the majority of felons, this vote ban disproportionately affects that community.

The GOP is the party of Abraham Lincoln,” Trump said at a meeting in Fredericksburg, Virginia. “I want our party to be the home of the African-American voter once again.”

In the same speech, however, he condemned an order by the state’s Democratic governor, Terry McAuliffe, to restore voting rights to some convicted felons who have completed their sentences.

McAuliffe said that the move will “help African-Americans who were disproportionally affected by laws that put lifetime bans on felons.”

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  1. No backtracking on deportations? I beg to differ. I just watched the absolutely revolting video of the Austin, Texas Town Hall gathering where the cuck Sean Hannity interviewed Trump and when asked about the deportation campaign promise, Trump turned into a human pretzel and started flip flopping like crazy. He even turned to the audience, and considering it was comprised with locals in Austin, Texas – it was probably 30 or more percent filled with hispanics – and he ask THEM what they thought he should do to the millions of illegal aliens who were inside the USA but who had miraculously managed to not get busted for the commission of any crimes for the last decade or two? The initial response from the audience seemed to indicate that deporting them was favored – but, since Trump and Hannity didn’t get the response they wanted, they started adding qualifiers and twisting the wording of the question around until they had confused the audience sufficiently to get them to give the response they wanted. Namely, let these illegals stay.

    I also, just this morning, watched the interview Trump did with Anderson Pooper – and Pooper repeatedly tried to pin Trump down on the deportation question and Trump repeatedly danced around and avoided answering his question with a direct response.

    A guy who owned a steel pair would have looked Pooper in the eye – and flatly stated: “If someone is inside the USA illegally, and we find them, they are going to be deported. Period.”

    Instead, Trump dances around the question.

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