The senator from South Carolina characterized self deportation as unrealistic, but said he supported a "hard-earned pathway to citizenship" that includes a requirement to learn English and "getting in the back of the line."
"You're not going to self deport 11 million people," he said. "You're not going to be able to do that. I'm not going to be a Republican nominee wanting to try to do that. If you pass a criminal background check, I'll allow you to stay here legally and earn your way to citizenship. It'll be a hard-earned pathway."