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    Donald Trump Signals ‘Softening’ of Immigration Position

    Donald Trump Signals ‘Softening’ of Immigration Position

    His hardline stance on the issue propelled him to the GOP nomination in the first place

    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump signaled a reversal on one of his key policy issues Tuesday, suggesting he would be open to a “softening” of his positions on illegal immigration.

    His comments, in a town hall taped in Austin, Texas, with Fox News host and avowed supporter Sean Hannity, are a remarkable about-face for the candidate, whose hardline stance on the issue propelled him to the GOP nomination in the first place. When Hannity, who like Trump has railed against “amnesty” for those in the U.S. illegally, asked whether Trump would support changing the law to “accommodate those people that contribute to society, have been law-abiding, have kids here,” Trump replied in the affirmative.


    “There certainly can be a softening because we’re not looking to hurt people,” Trump said. “We want people—we have some great people in this country.”


    Trump, who has previously called for a “deportation force,” suggested he would not try to toughen the existing immigration statutes, calling the lawmaking process “brutal.”


    “We want to follow the laws, you know, we have very strong laws in this country,” Trump said. “And you know Bush, and even Obama, sends people back. Now we can be more aggressive on that but we want to follow the laws. If you start going around trying to make new laws in this country it’s a process that’s brutal. We want to follow the laws of this country, and if we follow the laws we can do what we have to do.”


    Trump’s new position appears to be an embrace of the status quo, in which those in the U.S. illegally with criminal histories are prioritized for deportation, but no action is taken to push forward with comprehensive reform.


    In a June tweet, Trump maintained his support for the deportation of the 11 million people in the U.S. illegally. “I have never liked the media term ‘mass deportation’ — but we must enforce the laws of the land!” he said.


    The apparent shift comes days after Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said Trump’s position on mass deportation was “to be determined,” indicating a forthcoming campaign shift. Trump also cancelled a planned immigration speech in Colorado on Wednesday on account of the policy uncertainty. It’s the second such “softening” in recent weeks, as Trump appeared to move away from his proposed ban on Muslim immigration, seeking to replace it with an ideological test for immigrants and a temporary ban on immigration from countries with active Islamic extremist elements. But both Trump’s original policy on immigration and the Muslim ban remain on his campaign website.


    Several Trump surrogates spent Tuesday on cable television arguing that Trump’s new position—he said this week that he’d prioritize the removal of those with criminal records—is similar to President Barack Obama’s, who has sought to deprioritize the removal of those in the U.S. illegally but have broken no other laws.


    But Obama has called for comprehensive immigration reform legislation to provide a path to citizenship for the majority of those in the U.S. illegally—a position held by many Republicans but repeatedly rejected by Trump over the course of the campaign.


    During the GOP primary, Trump ran a television ad accusing Texas Sen. Ted Cruz of supporting “amnesty.” The spot concluded with Trump telling an interviewer: “People want to take back our country. We have to do it in a humane way, but we have to have a country.”


    During the town hall, Trump reiterated his support for a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico—a frequent call-and-response line from his stump speech—adding that he would force Mexico to pay for it, despite that country’s leaders stating they wouldn’t do so under any circumstances.


    http://time.com/4463874/donald-trump...tion-position/

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    Trump is a negotiator. He is negotiating.

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    We'll see how it all plays out.
    Galatians 6:14 - But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.

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    Reynolds is correct. This is how effective negotiators negotiate
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    He'll do whatever he's obligated to do by way of the Concordat Ronald Reagan signed in 1983.. Rest assured Gods purpose will be fulfilled..

    Revelation 17:17 For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.

    18 And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.


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    tin foil alert.
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    Its going to take more than tin foil..

    Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

    13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

    14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

    15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

    16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

    17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jude View Post
    He'll do whatever he's obligated to do by way of the Concordat Ronald Reagan signed in 1983.. Rest assured Gods purpose will be fulfilled..

    Revelation 17:17 For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.

    18 And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.


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    Do you realize the land of Babylon is in the Middle East?

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    Trumps original plan.

    Galatians 6:14 - But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jude View Post
    Its going to take more than tin foil..

    Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

    13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

    14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

    15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

    16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

    17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:


    Jude
    I've been wearing the armor of God for over a decade now. Of course you probably know that Ephesians 6 context is established in chapter 5. So let's speak to the correct context when we whip out isolated Scripture passages. It has nothing to do with the last election.

    My reference to tin foil is to the derangement syndrome of endless conspiracy theories.
    Those who seek God with all their heart will find Him and be given sight. Those who seek their own agenda will remain blind.

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    Some say that it was John Kennedy's speech on conspiracies that led to his assassination...

    Selected Transcript of John F. Kennedy's Address before the American Newspaper Publishers Association, April 27, 1961:

    “The very word "secrecy" is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings. We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it.

    Even today, there is little value in opposing the threat of a closed society by imitating its arbitrary restrictions. Even today, there is little value in insuring the survival of our nation if our traditions do not survive with it. And there is very grave danger that an announced need for increased security will be seized upon by those anxious to expand its meaning to the very limits of official censorship and concealment. That I do not intend to permit to the extent that it is in my control.

    And no official of my Administration, whether his rank is high or low, civilian or military, should interpret my words here tonight as an excuse to censor the news, to stifle dissent, to cover up our mistakes or to withhold from the press and the public the facts they deserve to know.

    For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence--on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day.

    It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations.

    Its preparations are concealed, not published. Its mistakes are buried not headlined. Its dissenters are silenced, not praised. No expenditure is questioned, no rumor is printed, no secret is revealed.

    Without debate, without criticism, no Administration and no country can succeed-- and no republic can survive. That is why the Athenian lawmaker Solon decreed it a crime for any citizen to shrink from controversy.

    And that is why our press was protected by the First (emphasized) Amendment-- the only business in America specifically protected by the Constitution-- not primarily to amuse and entertain, not to emphasize the trivial and sentimental, not to simply "give the public what it wants"--but to inform, to arouse, to reflect, to state our dangers and our opportunities, to indicate our crises and our choices, to lead, mold educate and sometimes even anger public opinion.

    This means greater coverage and analysis of international news-- for it is no longer far away and foreign but close at hand and local. It means greater attention to improved understanding of the news as well as improved transmission. And it means, finally, that government at all levels, must meet its obligation to provide you with the fullest possible information outside the narrowest limits of national security...

    And so it is to the printing press--to the recorder of mans deeds, the keeper of his conscience, the courier of his news-- that we look for strength and assistance, confident that with your help man will be what he was born to be: free and independent.”

    http://www.knowledgeoftoday.org/2011...f-kennedy.html


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    Quote Originally Posted by Reynolds357 View Post
    Trump is a negotiator. He is negotiating.
    Trump is a phony. He is phonying.
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    is the desire of our hearts."
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    Has there ever been a president-elect who has received more condemnation than Trump? The guy hasn't even taken the oath of office yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyberseeker View Post
    Trump is a phony. He is phonying.
    Are you jealous?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyberseeker View Post
    Trump is a phony. He is phonying.
    For a "phoney" he sure is inspiring small business in this country. Our bookings have already increased 30% and he hasn't even taken office yet.

    So you can continue on your path of negativity and denial, but those of us who are seeing real results aren't going to be dragged down. We're moving forward.
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