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Trump spotlights victims of illegal immigrants at Texas rally

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 02:00

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump put the spotlight on mother's whose children were killed by illegal immigrants at Texas rally. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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NATURAL ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump focused on mother's whose children were killed by illegal immigrants making no mention of any possible softening of his hardline position on illegal immigration. Earlier, an an immigration town hall event with Fox News anchor Sean Hannity, Trump was asked whether he would be willing to change U.S. law to accommodate those illegal immigrants who have been contributing to American society, obeyed laws and have children. "There certainly can be a softening because we're not looking to hurt people," Trump replied, insisting there were some "great people" among the immigrant population. But at the rally in Austin, Trump appeared to shift his emphasis to dealing with illegal immigrants who commit crimes in the United States. He brought on stage eight mothers whose children were killed by illegal immigrants. Trump, who postponed an immigration speech originally planned for Thursday in Denver, said he would stop some major cities' practice of providing sanctuary for illegal immigrants and stop immigrants from overstaying their visas. A move by Trump to modify his stance on immigration could help him attract more support among moderate voters in his uphill drive to win the Nov. 8 election. The latest Reuters/Ipsos poll showed Democrat Hillary Clinton expanding her lead over Trump to 12 points among likely voters, with 45 percent support to 33 percent for Trump. But a change in Trump's position could prove to be dispiriting to some of his strongest supporters. Trump defeated 16 rivals for the Republican presidential nomination and one factor that helped him was being the most hardline candidate on immigration.

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Trump spotlights victims of illegal immigrants at Texas rally

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 02:00