US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, at Phoenix on Wednesday night, confirmed his plans to deny legal status to immigrants without documents. Trump reiterated his controversial proposal to build a wall along the country’s border with Mexico, who, he claims, will bear the cost of the project.

Trump said, “We will build a great wall. And Mexico will pay for the wall. One hundred percent. They don’t know it yet, but they’re going to pay for it.” A CNN report said the candidate made the statement just hours after he met Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, who said he would not pay for any such structure. Trump did not specify what he proposed to do with the 11 million undocumented people who are not criminals.

Citing the prevention of crime as a reason for his plans, Trump also repeated his commitment to deport "criminal aliens and those who cross the border illegally," but stopped short of explaining the duration or cost of the campaign against illegal immigration.

If elected president of the United States of America, Trump said he would increase the number of police personnel and immigration officers monitoring illegal immigration. He also vowed to "immediately terminate” President Barack Obama’s programme that has protected 7,50,000 young people from deportation.