Hours after meeting with Mexico's president, Donald Trump returned to the U.S. for a rally in Phoenix, Arizona on Wednesday to detail his immigration and border security plan.
During the rally, the Republican presidential candidate vowed to his supporters to build a wall and deport millions of people illegally living in the country if he is elected president.
Prior to the rally, Trump met with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto behind closed doors.
Following the meeting, President Nieto tweeted, “At the start of the conversation with Donald Trump, I made it clear that Mexico will not pay for the wall.”
But during his speech in Arizona, Trump said that the discussion regarding funding for his proposed border wall never happened.
Instead, he announced that Mexico will funding the wall.
"We will build a great wall along the southern border,” Trump told his supporters at the rally. "And Mexico will pay for the wall. One hundred percent. They don’t know it yet, but they’re going to pay for the wall.”
NBC 7 spoke to some San Diegans about Trump’s approach to immigration and received mixed reactions.
“I know he's a business man but I don’t know how it’s going to turn out in terms of low income communities. It’s a huge concern,” said National City resident Joseph Robinson.
Robinson told NBC 7 that he is concerned Trump's approach to immigration will encourage racial profiling.
“It wouldn’t be a normal conversation,” he said. “lt would be for the safety and well-being of the people, racial profiling, because that’s definitely what’s going to happen.”
But Kimbelrin Brown, of Fallbrook, said she is excited about Trump’s strong stance and initiative to work with the Mexican government.
“The fact that he took the step to actually go and speak to the president was huge,” she told NBC 7.
Robinson said she believes that if Donald Trump is elected as president, it will bring communities together.
“I think those who don’t agree with the message paint everything with a broad brush and put everything under a microscope,” she said.