Trump's visit to Mexico may underscore a 'softening' of immigration message

Meeting with the president, Peña Nieto, will take place just hours before Trump will spell out a definitive immigration policy after months on the trail

Donald Trump’s shock trip to Mexico has the potential to shake up the US presidential election as the Republican candidate continues in an attempt to “soften” what has been one of his most hardline and controversial policy areas – immigration.

Scheduled to take place just hours before Trump will finally spell out a definitive immigration policy after 14 months on the campaign trail, it will mark the first time that Trump has met with a head of state since becoming the Republican nominee and only his second foreign trip as a candidate. The first was his trip to Scotland in the aftermath of the Brexit referendum.

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