Perhaps all of the marching, chanting, and screaming is paying off, as it looks like Donald Trump is willing to compromise on the deportation of illegal immigrants.
“The time is right for an immigration bill as long as there is compromise on both sides,” Trump said in a statement at the White House Tuesday. The administration seems more open to allowing law abiding, working, tax paying illegal immigrants to stay in the U.S. without the fear of deportation.
While Trump still insists on deporting violent criminal illegal immigrants, this new position of allowing non-violent illegals to stay is a huge shift from the rhetoric he campaigned on. On the campaign trail Trump vowed to deport as many of the 11 million illegal immigrants as possible. The best he came to a compromise was a legal and expedited process for non-violent immigrants to come back into the country.
This new found compromise is a deal that the Trump team believes he can negotiate. While it does offer better promise with democrats in Congress, Trump’s softened stance may push voters away who rallied behind his previously hard stance. And while democrats in Congress may be willing to work with Trump, chances are he won’t win over many liberal voters.