New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie insisted Sunday that Donald Trump would not grant "amnesty" to illegal immigrants, but said Trump would deal with the issue in a "humane way."

As an adviser to Trump, Christie, who appeared on ABC's "This Week," said that Trump is primarily concerned with getting all of the "bad actors" out of the country.

"We're not going to have amnesty, what we're going to do is to get those who are breaking the law out of the country as quickly as possible to make sure then that you deal with people in a humane way," Christie said on Sunday.

ABC's Martha Raddatz then pressed Christie on whether dealing with people in a "humane way" included removing every illegal immigrant from the U.S.

"Well I think what he has said is that people are not going to be eligible for legalization or citizenship unless they leave the country and get back in line," Christie said.

It remains unclear exactly how a Trump administration would deal with illegal immigrants residing in the U.S., as he has floated different options while campaigning for president. Earlier this week Trump discussed his potential "softening" on illegal immigration.

Asked about whether Christie was behind the decision to change course on illegal immigration as former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani told, the New Jersey governor grew defensive.

"I find that the people who are my best advisers are the people who are smart enough to give me really good advice and smart enough to keep their mouth shut about what advice they give me," Christie said. "So if I want advisers that way, that's the kind of adviser I'm going to be to Donald Trump."

He continued, "Rudy can talk about whatever Rudy wants to talk about. He's my friend, I like him a lot and respect him, but I don't talk about the advice I give to Donald Trump."