(Washington Post) Donald Trump on Thursday appeared to shift back to some version of the hard-line immigration posture he adopted in the GOP primary, telling CNN that he does not support a path to legal status for illegal immigrants unless they leave the country and return legally.
The comment added a new layer of confusion to the GOP presidential nominee's position on one of his signature issues. This week, Trump and his aides have softened their rhetoric on immigration, signaling an openness to legalizing many of the nation's 11 million illegal immigrants despite Trump's long-standing vow to deport them all.
In a CNN interview that aired Thursday evening, Anderson Cooper asked Trump: "So if they haven’t committed a crime is there going to be a path to legalization? I’m not talking about citizenship."
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