-- Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said today he does not expect immigration to be mentioned during next week's first general election debates.
"Hillary Clinton is the person, and I mean the first person, to ever run for the presidency of a country effectively proposing to abolish the borders around the country that she is supposed to be representing," Trump said, speaking to the Remembrance Project, which honors families of those slain by undocumented immigrants.
"But the media doesn't want you to know that. So they'll never ask her any questions about her plan. Won't be talked about at the debate. Which is going to be a very interesting period of time," he said at the event in Houston.
Trump has made immigration a key fixture of his campaign since day one.
"You have no demonstrators taking to the streets on your behalf, you have no special interests taking up your cause, and the politicians ignore your cries for help. But I never will. I will never,”the Republican nominee told the group. Trump has been joined by members of this organization many times on the campaign trail.
The billionaire spent a lot of his address criticizing Clinton for alleged inaction on immigration and for granting amnesty on day one.
"The most fundamental duty of government is to protect American lives. Anyone who fails to understand this is not fit to hold public office," Trump said.
Trump was scheduled to a rally Saturday night in Colorado Springs.