Is Trump going soft on illegal immigration?

“If somebody’s been outstanding, we try and work something out.”

This doesn’t sound like something Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump would say about illegal immigrants. But that’s exactly what he said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe Friday.

Trump proposed a “merit system” to deal with illegal immigrants in the US now, saying “some of these people have been here, they’ve done a good job. You know, in some cases, sadly they’ve been living under the shadows.”

However, he hasn’t completely deviated from his earlier statements: “But before we do anything, we have to secure the border,” he said.