US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said he would deport “criminal illegal immigrants” immediately upon being sworn into office.
On Sunday night, Trump tweeted that he plans to make a “major speech” on immigration during his stop in Arizona on Wednesday.
Addressing audience in Iowa on Saturday night, the former TV personality blamed the media for focusing on his old campaign promises instead of what he deemed more pressing issues.
“In recent days, the media—as it usually does—has missed the whole point on immigration,” Mr. Trump said. “All the media wants to talk about is the 11 million…that are here illegally.”
Trump added that he would prefer not to discuss what would happen to undocumented immigrants who haven’t committed crimes.
“My priority is the well-being of 300 million American citizens, including millions of Hispanic citizens and legal residents who want a secure border, and I mean secure,” he said.