Mike Pence: Trump’s Immigration Plan “Will Continue To Be Worked Out”

Donald Trump is re-tooling his controversial immigration policy, which included a vow to deport 11 million undocumented immigrants. So what’s the new plan?

CBS News’ Major Garrett asked Trump’s running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.

MAJOR GARRETT: When it comes to deportations, can you explain to me Donald Trump’s immigration policy?

MIKE PENCE: Donald Trump put the whole issue of illegal immigration back in the forefront of the national debate through the Republican primaries and I commend him for that.

GARRETT: But there’s confusion in the last few days over what he actually means and what he intends to do.

PENCE: Well I think he’s been very clear that Donald Trump is gonna restore strong borders, enforce our laws. He’s gonna build a wall.

GARRETT: Build a wall first, in other words?

PENCE: We’re going to build a wall. We’re going to enforce the laws that are on the books today, Major. And the mechanism for how we do that — he’s also been very clear that we’ll do it in a humane way.

GARRETT: But isn’t the mechanism important for people to understand?

PENCE: It’ll be tough but fair when Donald Trump is president of the United States.

GARRETT: Can you explain what tough and fair means when it comes to deportations?

PENCE: I think those are issues that will continue to be worked out in the days ahead.

After landing in Philadelphia, we asked for more detail.

GARRETT: He’s used the word deportation force — is that your understanding?

PENCE: People who have run afoul of the law gotta leave immediately.

GARRETT: Got to leave immediately?

PENCE: The details and how we do that, we’ll work that out with the Congress.

We also asked about Trump’s tax returns. Pence said his were coming.

PENCE: Donald Trump and I have both complied with federal rules about financial disclosure.

GARRETT: Yes, it’s a different standard running for president and you know that, governor. Presidential candidates have released these returns for decades now.

By CBS Evening News
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