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WashPost: Where Does Trump Stand on Immigration Issues?

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By    |   Friday, 20 May 2016 01:13 PM

A new report questions where Donald Trump actually stands on the immigration issues he's talked about throughout his presidential campaign.

The Washington Post looks back at the statements Trump has made since last summer regarding his plan to build a border wall, deporting illegal immigrants, and letting them back in legally.

"I have called it a virtual wall," New York Republican Rep. Chris Collins, the first congressman to endorse Trump for president, told The Buffalo News this week.

"Maybe we will be building a wall over some aspects of it; I don't know."

That statement contradicts Trump's pledge to build a roughly 1,000-mile border wall between the United States and Mexico.

Trump, the Post points out, has seemed inconsistent over the last several months when talking about the wall.

Talk of its height, for example, started at 30 feet but Trump has nearly doubled it and it now stands at 55 feet.

Trump has wandered on, according to the Post, deportation. Trump has said in the past he would deport the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants currently living in the U.S., along with their children who were born in the U.S.

Trump added last summer, however, that families in good standing with the U.S. government would be allowed to return.

Another issue Trump has swayed back-and-forth on is the H-1B visa program, which allows U.S. companies to hire highly skilled foreign workers. He announced in March he had changed his position on allowing highly skilled foreign workers to stay in the U.S. (he supports the practice), but later he said that does not include the H-1B visa program because he would like to see American companies hire American workers.

A story this week cast doubt on Trump's immigration plans, with one expert estimating the cost of the border wall to be at least $26 billion.

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