Donald Trump's new campaign team is hinting at softening its stance on immigration

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Conway: Deportation plan 'to be determined'

Donald Trump's campaign wavered Sunday on whether the Republican presidential nominee would implement the controversial "deportation force" Trump promised during the Republican presidential primary.

In a Sunday interview on CNN's "State of the Union," Trump's new campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, suggested the candidate's proposed force, which would forcibly remove the approximately 11 million immigrants living in the US without permission, may be off the table.

"What he supports is to make sure we enforce the law, that we are respectful of those Americans who are looking for well paying jobs, and that we are fair and humane for those who live among us in this country," Conway said.

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, right, help to unload supplies for flood victims during a tour of the flood damaged area in Gonzales, La., Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, third from right, and his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, second from right, meet with emergency responders at a mobile command center during a tour of the flood damaged area in Gonzales, La., Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, right, help to unload supplies for flood victims during a tour of the flood damaged area in Gonzales, La., Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, followed by his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, shakes hands with Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry as he is greeted by Louisiana officials upon his arrival at the Baton Rouge airport in Baton Rouge, La., Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)
A sign placed by resident Doug Ford welcomes Republican Presidential candadate Donald Trump on Friday, Aug. 19, 2016 in St. Amant, La. Casting his campaign chairman aside with just 11 weeks until Election Day, Trump moved ahead with the reboot of his White House bid on Friday with a tour of flood-ravaged Louisiana. Ford 's trailer was completely flooded. (AP Photo/Rebecca Santana)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, center, and his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, listens to flood victims Jimmy and Olive Gordan during a tour of their flood damaged home in Denham Springs, La., Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)
The motorcade for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump passes a flood barrier keeping water off the highway as he travels through Gonzales, La., Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks while touring the grounds of the Greenwell Springs Baptist Church in Greenwell Springs, La., Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, where they are distributing food and supplies to victims of the flood. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump tours the grounds of the Greenwell Springs Baptist Church in Greenwell Springs, La., Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, where they are distributing food and supplies to victims of the flood. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)
The motorcade of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump passes piles of rubbish on the side of the road in East Baton Rouge, La., Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, center, and his running mate, Indiana Gov. Gov. Mike Pence, right, meet with flood victims during a tour of flood damaged homes in Denham Springs, La., Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, followed by running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, emerges from his plane as he arrives to tour the flood damaged city of Baton Rouge, La., Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump tours the grounds of the Greenwell Springs Baptist Church in Greenwell Springs, La., Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, where they are distributing food and supplies to victims of the flood. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves before before boarding his plane prior to departing Baton Rouge, La., Friday, Aug. 19, 2016 after a tour of the flood damaged region. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)
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When host Dana Bash asked specifically about the deportation force, Conway responded succinctly: "To be determined."

Conway's comments came a day after BuzzFeed detailed a closed-door meeting between Trump and his new Hispanic advisory team, in which the real-estate magnate appeared open to modifying some of his stricter immigration proposals — such as the deportation force. The Trump campaign quickly refuted the report, saying the Republican presidential nominee's immigration position has not changed.

Even if the real-estate mogul does soften his immigration platform, it seems unlikely Hillary Clinton's campaign will let voters forget Trump's more controversial policy proposals.

In a statement Sunday, Clinton's national Latino vote director, Lorella Praeli, noted that Trump's hardline stance and rhetoric on immigration enforcement has been a pillar of his campaign.

"Whether Donald Trump's immigration plan includes a deportation squad to forcibly remove millions of families from their homes has been asked and answered by the candidate himself time and time again. When someone running for president says he looks upon a plan called Operation Wetback favorably, we should believe him the first dozen times he lays out his intentions," Praeli said.

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