The Republican Presidential nominee, Donald Trump, is stepping back from one of the main themes of his presidential campaign; a promise to crack down on illegal immigration. He is now pledging to pursue an immigration policy that resembles President Obama’s.
After being named as the Republican nominee, Donald Trump has decidedly started to back away from his divisive rhetoric to some degree. These shifts are likely an attempt to appeal to minority voters who have largely flocked to Clinton.
In a live interview earlier this week, Donald Trump stated “there could certainly be a softening in [his] immigration proposals.” Although he denies he is ‘flip-flopping’ on his immigration stance, Trump indicated he would consider offering undocumented immigrants a path to legal status.
Trump met with an advisory group of Hispanics- including business people, politicians, and community leaders, and emerged vowing to “come up with a fair, but firm process,” for addressing the issue of the 11 million undocumented immigrants residing in the United States. Trump’s new Hispanic Advisory Council seems to be an attempt to elevate Hispanic leaders within the campaign, but it is unclear whether these efforts can win over Latin voters.