Monday, June 18, 2012

Trump open to letting some long-term illegal immigrants stay

On Fox News this morning, Donald Trump said that even though he's one of the world's "very conservative" persons, he's open to a much softer approach on dealing with some long-term illegal immigrants.

"For people that have been here for years that have been hard-workers, have good jobs, they're supporting their family -- it's very, very tough to just say 'By the way, 22 years, you have to leave. Get out.'

.... I'm one of the world's very conservative people, but I have to tell you on a human basis, how do you throw somebody out that's lived in this country for twenty years."

He also claimed that Mitt Romney has shown both "compassion" and carefulness in dealing with the issue.

As of late, Trump's politics have often lined up closely with the tea party, yet it's notable that he's calling for a softer approach to immigration here.