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Trump Tweets He'll Be In Arizona To Talk Immigration Wednesday At Phoenix Convention Center

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says he’ll be in Arizona Wednesday to deliver a speech on illegal immigration. The weekend announcement came shortly after campaign officials said the event had been cancelled.

Trump tweeted Sunday that he'll deliver the immigration speech in Arizona, saying he’s expecting "Big crowds” and that he’s looking for a larger venue.

The candidate's website said the event will be at the Phoenix Convention Center at 6 p.m. Tickets are available to the public and doors open at 3 p.m.

Trump's position on whether or not to deport an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants has been unclear in recent days. He pledged months ago to have authorities carry out widespread deportations, but this past week sent mixed signals on whether he was shifting his stance on that.

The announcement on Sunday came after confusion in the last several days about whether Trump would come to Arizona. The campaign’s director in Arizona announced Friday that the event had been cancelled.
 
The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Carrie Jung Senior Field Correspondent, Education Desk Carrie Jung began her public radio career in Albuquerque, N.M., where she fell in love with the diverse cultural scene and unique political environment of the Southwest. Jung has been heard on KJZZ since 2013 when she served as a regular contributor to the Fronteras Desk from KUNM Albuquerque. She covered several major stories there including New Mexico's Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage and Albuquerque's failed voter initiative to ban late-term abortions. Jung has also contributed stories about environmental and Native American issues to NPR's Morning Edition, PRI's The World, Al Jazeera America, WNYC's The Takeaway, and National Native News. She earned a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's in marketing, both from Clemson University. When Jung isn't producing content for KJZZ she can usually be found buried beneath mounds of fabric and quilting supplies. She recently co-authored a book, "Sweet And Simple Sewing," with her mother and sister, who are fabric designers.