Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump wants everyone to know that he’s not softening his immigration stance. During a major immigration policy speech in Phoenix Wednesday, he proclaimed that “there will be no amnesty”:
“For those here today illegally who are seeking legal status, they will have one route and only one route: to return home and apply for re-entry under the rules of the new legal immigration system that I have outlined…Those who have left to seek entry under this new system will not be awarded surplus visas, but will have to enter under the immigration caps or limits that will be established.”
Additionally, Trump said he would add 5,000 more Border Patrol agents and triple the number of ICE deportation officers:
“Within ICE, I am going to create a new special Deportation Task Force, focused on identifying and removing quickly the most dangerous criminal illegal immigrants in America who have evaded justice.”
“Anyone who has entered the United States illegally is subject to deportation,” Trump said. “That is what it means to have laws and to have a country.”
Watch his speech below.