Donald Trump said Friday that he would present "a very comprehensive" immigration plan "in two weeks" amid conflicting reports saying that he is softening his position on what to do with more than 11 million illegals in the United States.
"I will be announcing something within the next two weeks," the Republican nominee told Kimberly Guilfoyle on Fox News in a telephone interview. "A very comprehensive plan on immigration.
"We're going to start off by securing the border — by getting rid of the horrible criminal element that's causing tremendous havoc, drug dealers, gang members," Trump added. "I think people will be extremely happy."
Trump's disclosure came amid news reports saying that the Republican was backing away from his strong rhetoric calling for deporting illegals, building a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico and banning Muslims from entering the country.
But the nominee beat back such observations Thursday, telling CNN's Anderson Cooper that "there's no path to legalization unless people leave the country."
He was just as firm with Guilfoyle on Friday.
"There will be no amnesty," he said. "There is no legalization.
"We're going to secure the border. Once the border is secured, and we get rid of the criminal elements … we will look into various situations.
"But people are here illegally," Trump said. "We have to remember that we have a country that's based on laws and the people are here illegally."
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