Trump suggests major shift on deportations
Donald Trump suggested Wednesday that he would allow exceptions to let some undocumented immigrants to stay in the US, vowing he wouldn't grant them citizenship but telling Fox News, "there's no amnesty, but we work with them."
For Trump, whose rise to the Republican nomination was based in large part on his hardline immigration policies, the comments are the clearest sign yet that he is reconsidering his pledge to deport all of the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the US, a key part of his campaign platform.
"No citizenship. Let me go a step further -- they'll pay back-taxes, they have to pay taxes, there's no amnesty, as such, there's no amnesty, but we work with them," Trump told Sean Hannity when asked if he would allow for exceptions to his long-held position.
At the same event, Trump also indicated an openness to "softening" his immigration policies, which also includes building a wall on the border with Mexico.
A Trump campaign source confirmed the real estate mogul will outline his immigration policies in a speech next Wednesday in Phoenix.
Meanwhile, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has warned that his anti-secrecy campaign will release new documents concerning Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, which could be "significant" for the election.
Speaking to Fox News on Wednesday, Assange, who has been sheltering in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012 while fighting extradition, said WikiLeaks was combing through thousands of pages of material.
Assange reported the documents would "absolutely" be released before the November 8 election.
Ahead of the Democratic National Convention last month, WikiLeaks released nearly 20,000 emails gleaned by hackers who apparently raided the accounts of seven DNC leaders.
Nigel Farage, the divisive politician at the heart of Britain's vote to leave the European Union, on Wednesday threw his support behind Donald Trump's bid to become US president, with a rabble-rousing speech.
Farage, the outgoing leader of the UK Independence Party, was instrumental in the surprise Brexit vote that rocked Europe in June, painting the decision as a chance for fed-up Britons to take back control of their country.