Chris Christie’s Role in Donald Trump’s Softened Approach to Illegal Immigrants

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani told a media outlet that Chris Christie was an influential force behind Donald Trump’s pivot this week to a more humane approach to dealing with illegal immigrants living in the country.

What happened was that The Donald paid attention to some sound advice given during a pow-wow.

Trump’s about-face on working with — rather than deporting — an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants came after policy meetings with his inner circle, led by Christie, that encouraged a more moderate tone, according to Trump this week said he’d work with the “great ones” on a plan that included paying back taxes.

While the wall can be non-negotiable, and while there is justification for deporting illegal immigrants who have committed crimes in the U.S., it’s insane to think the civilized world would stand idly by while some 11 million undocumented, but otherwise law-abiding immigrants, are physically rounded up like cattle and driven out of the country.

There would be hell to pay, possibly even economic sanctions imposed against us.