MOSCOW (Sputnik) – "We're going to keep the families together, but they have to go," Trump said, as quoted by NBC News on Saturday.
He added that the migrants had to leave the country even if they had nowhere to return to.
Earlier, during his election campaign, Trump called illegal immigrants from Mexico "rapists" and blamed them for bringing crime and drugs to the United States.
Trump’s position in regard to undocumented migrants comes into collision with the immigration police of incumbent administration that has weakened restrictions concerning migrants, especially children.
Donald Trump, who announced his presidential campaign in mid-July, has emerged as the front-runner among 2016 Republican presidential candidates in the United States despite his controversial comments, including with regard to women and Mexican immigrants.