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GOP Presidential Candidates Divided On What To Do About Immigration

Trump, Kasich Among Those Who Disagree During Milwaukee Debate

Scottie Lee Meyers/WPR

Republican presidential candidates debating in Milwaukee on Tuesday night differed on whether millions of undocumented immigrants could be sent back to their home countries.

Immigrants’ rights groups in Milwaukee and elsewhere have been criticizing Republican attacks on undocumented people living in the U.S. illegally.

At Tuesday night’s debate, the GOP candidates turned on each other. Real estate mogul Donald Trump said it’s possible to send millions of people back to their nation of origin

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“We are a country of laws,” Trump said. “(They’re going to) have to go out and they’ll come back, but gonna have to go out and hopefully, they get back.”

But Ohio Gov. John Kasich said it’d be impractical to try to deport so many people.

“Think about the families. Think about the children,” he said.

Kasich said undocumented residents who have been law-abiding should pay a penalty, but get to stay in the U.S.