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Trump starting to sound like Obama on immigration

Central American migrants newly released after processing by the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol are fitted for shoes at the Sacred Heart Community Center in the Rio Grande Valley border city of McAllen, Texas, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016. President-elect Donald Trump is starting to sound a lot more like President Barack Obama on his stance on immigration and easing his pledge to build a wall across the Mexican border.
Central American migrants newly released after processing by the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol are fitted for shoes at the Sacred Heart Community Center in the Rio Grande Valley border city of McAllen, Texas, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016.

President-elect Donald Trump’s is starting to sound an awful lot like President Barack Obama on immigration.

In his first post election interview, Trump says he’ll focus on deporting criminal immigrants and not everyone living in the United States illegally. He says as many 2 million to 3 million immigrants could be immediate deportation targets.

And that “big, beautiful wall” at the Mexican border? Trump says he may be amenable to a fence along some parts of the roughly 2,000-mile border.

The softened stance contrasts sharply with Trump’s rhetoric from the campaign trail. As a candidate for president, he called for everyone living in the country illegally to return to their home countries and for Mexico to pay billions of dollars for the wall.