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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Fredericksburg, Va., Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Just the 'bad ones': Trump pumps the brakes on 'immigration week' events


We're going to get rid of all of the bad ones. We've got gang members, we have killers, we have a lot of bad people... We're going to get them out.
Donald Trump to Bill O'Reilly

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has made mass deportation of undocumented aliens a critical part of his campaign platform.

On Monday night, he hinted he might not deport all of those estimated 11 million people -- just "the bad ones."

He said he'd "obey the existing laws." What does that mean?

So what's the difference? 

It means Trump's plans for enforcing U.S. immigration laws might look a whole lot like President Obama's. 

Illegal immigrants who are violent criminals already face deportation. The Obama administration has also deported tens of thousands of Central American immigrants seeking asylum from violence in their home countries, The Washington Post reports.

The Trump difference: He'd follow "the process, like they are now, perhaps with a lot more energy." 

Trump insists this isn't a flip-flop.

No 'immigration week' events

Trump canceled three events his campaign manager originally billed as part of "immigration week."

Trump was scheduled to speak on immigration in Denver on Thursday, but according to The Denver Post, that event was postponed. He will attend a private event in Aspen.

Trump's campaign said the event was canceled because his speech is "still being modified."

New Trump campaign manager Kellyane Conway foreshadowed this shift on Sunday.

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