Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump insisted he would deport illegal immigrants as soon as he assumed office in White House.
"On Day One, I am going to begin swiftly removing criminal illegal immigrants from this country, including removing the hundreds of thousands of criminal illegal immigrants that have been released into US communities under the Obama-Clinton administration," Trump said in Iowa.
"I am going to build a great border wall, institute nationwide e-verify, stop illegal immigrants from accessing welfare and entitlements," Trump said.
The billionaire also promised to find jobs for African Americans.
"Every time an African American citizen, or any citizen, loses their job to an illegal immigrant, the rights of that American citizen have been totally violated," he argued.
Meanwhile, Trump received criticism for appearing to politicise the death of basketball star Dwyane Wade's cousin sister in Chicago on Friday.
Wade's cousin Nykea Aldridge was shot dead while pushing a baby stroller in Chicago, following which Trump tweeted, “Dwayne [sic] Wade’s cousin was just shot and killed walking her baby in Chicago. Just what I have been saying. African-Americans will VOTE TRUMP!”
The presidential nominee's tweet was viewed by many as insensitive and political.
(WION with inputs from agencies)