Trump Indicates To Hispanic Leaders Openness To Legalization For Immigrants

In a surprising reversal Donald Trump expresses his openness for legalization for existing US immigrants.

“In a Saturday meeting with his newly announced Hispanic advisory council, Donald Trump suggested he is interested in figuring out a humane and efficient manner to deal with immigrants in the country illegally, according to three sources. Trump, however, stressed that any new announcements will still be in line with the border security-focused approach that has invited intense opposition from Latinos and immigrants since he launched his campaign.

He said people who are here is the toughest part of the immigration debate, that it must be something that respects border security but deals with this in a humane and efficient manner, said Jacob Monty, a Houston-based immigration lawyer who sat in Trump Tower with other Latino supporters and Trump.

The idea is we’re not getting someone in front of the line, we’re doing it in a legal way, but he wants to hear ideas of how we deal with 11 million people that are here with no documents, said Jose Fuentes, who was chair of Mitt Romney’s Hispanic advisory committee in 2012, and attended the meeting.”  Get the full story here…