New Jersey governor Chris Christie did not acknowledge a "softening" in Donald Trump's stance on immigration Sunday.

"This is a guy who has been very consistent on no amnesty, no legalization for folks who have come into the country illegally. That's always been the underpinning of his policy," Christie said on ABC's This Week. "Those things have remained completely consistent."

Christie reiterated Trump's emphasis on deporting undocumented immigrants who have committed violent crimes, but did not mention the businessman's long-held policy of maintaining a "deportation force," a stance that he seems to have backed away from in recent days.

"First, let's get all of the bad actors out of the country," Christie said. "Then he wants to look at this situation and deal with it in a humane way."

Earlier in the week, Trump suggested that there "certainly can be a softening" of immigration policies in a Trump administration.

"So you have somebody who's been in the country for 20 years, has done a great job, and everything else," he said. "Do we take him and the family and her and him or whatever and send him out?"

Days later, the businessman rejected that there had been a softening in his immigration stance.

"There's no path to legalization unless they leave the country," Trump said. "When they come back in, then they can start paying taxes, but there is no path to legalization unless they leave the country and then come back."

Saturday during an event in Iowa, Trump did not specifically address forcible deportation for undocumented immigrants, but reiterated the need to deport those who have committed violent crimes.