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Patrick O'Flynn
The third and for me clinching reason is the BBC's record of political bias, whether over Brexit, the debate over mass immigration, climate change, penal policy, the US Presidential election coverage or a host of other issues.feedback
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NEW Apr 29 2017
Multiple people spoke about Immigration in the news. We gather all their quotes on this page, an easy way to see all views about this topic at a glance. To go deeper, all quotes are redirected to the article from which they come. Donald J. Trump is the person who had the greatest number of quotes. The most recent one of them is: “I will build a great wall on our southern border, and I will have Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words.”.
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All quotes about Immigration

Mark Krikorian

Following through on wall construction is one of the ways that the political class can win back trust on this topic. It's a tangible thing. You can take pictures of it and imagine it in your head.feedback

Mike Rounds

I think we're all recognizing that his message is one that he wants a secure border. I think at one point that he may have very well thought that that was the best way to do it.feedback

Mitch McConnell

Some of the things that were said during the campaign, I think he now knows simply aren't the way things ought to be. He's learning the job.feedback

Stephen G. Breyer

It's, to me, rather surprising that the government of the United States thinks that Congress is interpreting this statute and wanted it interpreted in a way that would throw into doubt the citizenship of vast percentages of all naturalized citizens.feedback

Salma Hayek

We have to talk about smart reforms because it's very necessary. There are smarter ways we can come up with to control immigration, and do immigration reform that is much more beneficial for America. For example, there's a lot of work for farmers in this country and there are not enough farmers for all the work there is. A lot of the people that do not want to be involved in the drug industry of Mexico are very skilled farmers; they do not want to participate in that so some of them are here.feedback

Donald J. Trump

The wall is going to get built, by the way, . Just in case anybody has any question, the wall is going to get built, and the wall is going to stop drugs, and it's going to stop a lot of people from coming in that shouldn't be here, and it's going to have a huge effect on human trafficking, which is a tremendous problem in this world, a problem that nobody talks about, but it's a problem that's probably worse than any time in the history of this world.feedback

William Orrick

Federal funding that bears no meaningful relationship to immigration enforcement cannot be threatened merely because a jurisdiction chooses an immigration-enforcement strategy of which the president disapproves. The executive order attempts to use coercive methods to circumvent the Tenth Amendment's direct prohibition against conscription. While the federal government may incentivize states to adopt federal programs voluntarily, it cannot use means that are so coercive as to compel their compliance.feedback

Keir Starmer

We accept that immigration rules are going to have to change when we leave the EU. But we don't accept that immigration should be the only overarching priority, the only red line. Nor do we believe that leaving the EU means that we have to sever all of our ties with Europe. We have a very different vision.feedback

Bijan Sabet - Spark Capital

CEOs should remember that their employees look up to them, and if they feel like their employer is not going to speak up and represent their interests – whether it's transgender issues, women's rights issues, the environment, immigration – I think it's a missed opportunity. I think [this election] was a wake-up call.feedback

Keir Starmer

I am not prepared now for the Labour Party not to accept the result. The Labour party cannot spend all its time trying to rub out yesterday and not accept the result. We accept it, we respect it. We recognise that immigration rules will have to change as we exit the EU, but we do not believe that immigration should be the overarching priority. We do not believe that leaving the EU means severing our ties with Europe. We do not believe that Brexit means weakening workers' rights and environmental protections or slashing corporate tax rates.feedback

Ben Bernanke - Federal Reserve System

There is this kind of partisan coloring. It is really striking. The election result completely reversed people's views of the state of the economy. Republicans who thought that we were in a dystopia now think things look great, and Democrats, the opposite. And it shows that it isn't all based on an objective assessment of the economy. I think a lot of the populist reactions in the world, perhaps even more so than in the United States, is against immigration, which reflects cultural anxiety.feedback

Keir Starmer

NHS staff have been taken for granted for too long by the Conservatives. Cuts to pay and training mean hardworking staff are being forced from NHS professions and young people are being put off before they have even started. Now Brexit threatens the ability of health employers to recruit from overseas.feedback

Roy Hattersley

The idea that Jeremy Corbyn speaks for the people is absolutely nonsense.feedback

Keir Starmer

Freedom of movement has to go and therefore it will have to change but we must have immigration that works for our communities and for our economy. And that means there has to be movement of people to come and work in this country. How that's managed will have to be resolved but the last thing we want is for our businesses to go bankrupt.feedback

Keir Starmer

Obviously if there were significant reforms that came out of these negotiations which addressed the concerns that led people to vote in the way they did last year, that's a whole new ball game, isn't it? But in the scenario we're facing, we're respecting the outcome of the referendum.feedback

Alistair Jarvis

The Government should seek to secure continued close collaboration with EU research partners and also provide certainty for EU staff currently working in UK universities in terms of work and residency rights. Changes to our immigration system are also needed to ensure that the UK remains a destination of choice for international talent and students. As large and complex organisations, universities plan for years down the line, so it important that we receive clarity of the Government's positions on these crucial issues as soon as possible.feedback

Neil Carmichael

Higher education in the UK is a world leader but Brexit risks damaging our international competitiveness and the long-term success of our universities. The Government must act urgently to address the uncertainty over EU staff and avert the risk of a damaging 'brain drain' of talent from our shores. As we leave the EU we now have the opportunity to reform our immigration system to ensure we reap the full rewards of the ability of our universities to attract the brightest and best.feedback

Al Arreola Jr.

It could seriously turn the border into another Rust Belt, if we do not take the economic issues more seriously. This entire region is definitely going to be affected by decisions with respect to immigration and border security.feedback

Marine Le Pen

What is at stake in this election is savage globalisation, which jeopardises our civilisation. French people have a simple choice, either we continue on the path of total deregulation, without borders and without protection and consequently the relocation of jobs, unfair international competition, mass immigration and free movement of terrorists. This reign is a reign where money is king. Or you choose France, borders that protect our jobs, our purchasing power, our security, our national identity.feedback

Mick Mulvaney

I don't think anyone foresees or expects or would want a shutdown. I don't think anybody expects us to roll out bill language on Wednesday. Still, his White House is eager to tout progress on the litany of agenda items he promised to fulfill in his first 100 days, despite setbacks including court bans on his proposed immigration limits and the high-profile failure in repealing and replacing Obama's health law.feedback

Roy Beck

We feel like we are going to continue to need to bring grass-roots influence on this administration because there's a lot of competing interests.feedback

Daniel Tichenor

You would have to go to the 1920s and 1930s to find a comparable period in which you could point to people within the executive agencies and the White House who favored significant restrictions.feedback

Dan Stein

We've worked closely with lots of people, who are now very well placed in his administration, for a long time. Trump has put together the people who are taking this thing down to the operating-instruction level. The average American basically likes the idea of immigration, maybe loves the concept – it's played an important historic role in our history – but would be perfectly fine if we didn't have another immigrant for 50 years. The biggest enemy we face right now is complacency, because Trump's people have our ideas.feedback

Richard Cohen

I think we have an obligation to expose hate not just in the dark corners of our society but also in the mainstream. We've gotten under FAIR's skin many times, and now they feel like they have allies in the administration and they're going for it.feedback

Marine Le Pen

The first step that will lead the French to the Elysée has been taken. Either we continue on the path of total de-regulation, offshoring, mass immigration, free movement of terrorists, the reign of big money. Or you choose the France of borders that protects your identity.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

I would insist on trade access and see what follows from there. Free movement ends when we leave the EU, it's an intrinsic part of membership. We then work out the system for people who come here for work and study, as well as British people allowed to go to work in Europe. The first point is an economy that works for all, that means tariff-free access to the European market. And then you work out an immigration policy that follows on from that. I would start from the point of view that I want to defend and maintain jobs in Britain.feedback

Zach Butterworth

We don't think there's a problem. People are scared, and because of that, they're less willing to report crime.feedback

Nitin Pachisia

If the purpose of our high-skilled immigration programme is to bring in the most talented people, let's use that as a lens. From that perspective, it's a good thing we can focus on the most talented, and I'd say most entrepreneurial, people.feedback

Jeff Sessions

The Department of Justice is absolutely committed to race neutral and fair application of the law in every circumstance. But we have lawful systems of immigration and shouldn't that be enforced? Is that racist to say so? Is it wrong to say that if somebody enters our country unlawfully and they get caught next week in Los Angeles that that somehow is an abusive thing to apprehend them and deport them?feedback

Johnny Heald

As the campaign starts, Jeremy Corbyn has a significant challenge ahead if he is to convince people that he in the right man to take care of the economy, handle immigration, deliver a Brexit deal that is good for the UK and manage our defence. Almost one in two adults report to be 'not at all confident' in his ability to deal with these issues.feedback

John Kelly

Ideally the best place for us to pick up these illegal criminals is in jails and prisons. If they don't do that, then we have to go into neighbourhoods . We have to go into courthouses. We have to go wherever we can find them and apprehend them.feedback

Mick Mulvaney

This president should be allowed to have his highest priorities funded even though the Democrats rightly have a seat at the table because of the Senate rules. But you cannot expect a president who just won [an] election to give up very easily on his highest priority. We want wall funding. We want [immigration] agents. Those are our priorities.feedback

John Maraganore - Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

The travel ban and immigration ban proposed by the administration are something we are strongly against. The fact that it discriminates against religions and the quality of people we like to bring into our companies from all parts of the world – that's a feature on diversity that we are all in solidarity and agreement with.feedback

David Baldre

There are developments in the past several years that have reached a fevered pitch. A couple of years ago if you asked me if I would go to a march for science, I would have thought of it in the same way as a march for a sound airplanes, or ... a march for well-built bridges – it's not like society really needs it. There's been a devaluation of evidence-based policy and decision-making. Another thing is, frankly, the immigration policy. And the final reason is public funding for science.feedback

Chris Abele - Justice Department

Milwaukee County has its challenges but they are not caused by illegal immigration. My far greater concern is the proactive dissemination of misinformation, fear, and intolerance.feedback

Michael Hernández - Justice Department

Right decision. Strong! We never proclaimed to be a sanctuary community before then, and we haven't since. We always have worked with federal authorities on all matters, including immigration.feedback

Neel Kashkari - Federal Reserve

We can either accept slower growth, we can subsidize fertility, which is pretty expensive, right, or you can embrace immigration. And those are the three choices, and that's literally math, and you can pick which one you like.feedback

Clint Watts

Russian-backed measures are predominantly anti NATO, anti EU and anti-immigration, so it makes it really hard to counter when you're also repeating some of those policies.feedback

Bertrand Enjalbal - Rue89

Maybe they are simply French? If you were facing the president right now, what would you say to him or to her, what is the first thing they should do?feedback

Alain Peulet

No, they are not, no, no, they aren't! I don't think they should be here.feedback

Alain Peulet

We've already got problems with unemployment, there aren't enough jobs. And on top of that, we're taking in more people! It doesn't make sense! Is it mean of me to say that, not to want to welcome these people? They say we should be prepared to take in the whole world? Well I don't agree. Those we see here now are not Syrians. I don't know where the Syrians are! I don't know! I see mostly people from Sub-Saharan Africa and northern Africa. In our villages, we see a lot of Africans, more and more! And they come from countries that are not at war.feedback

Alain Peulet

Let's take the example of the neighbouring town of Villefranche-sur-Saône, or even Belleville or Mâcon: the town centres are empty, shops are closing, everything's up for sale. But on the outskirts of town, in Villefranche in particular, where there used to be fields, vegetable and fruit farmers, it's all been replaced by warehouses, industrial estates, commercial zones, they're growing like mushrooms.feedback

Alain Peulet

The first thing is to surround with the right people, to avoid nepotism, to surround themselves with competent people, to take the bull by the horns, and – even if it's painful- to take radical measures. Order needs to be completely restored. I'm not talking about revolution. Anyway, I don't think the French people are much into revolution. Right now, political leaders have nothing to worry about. Can you imagine the French people rebelling?feedback

Jeff Sessions

This is a new era. This is the Trump era. The lawlessness, the abdication of the duty to enforce our immigration laws, and the catch-and-release practices of old are over.feedback

Paul Schmidt

You have to give Sessions credit for this. He took note of the 18-to-24-month cycle for filling judges and said he was going to streamline that.feedback

Jeremy McKinney

The surge was the first time we saw a deployment of immigration judges to the border, resulting in non-detained dockets in the United States getting much worse. That situation already put a strain on the interior immigration courts.feedback

Dree Collopy

I think it has a particular impact on asylum-seekers, because the sense of being in limbo really seems to prolong their trauma and their sense of statelessness that they have.feedback

Paul Schmidt

When I retired, I was sending cases to 2022. A fully trained judge, which new judges won't be, can do about 750 cases a year. So 125 new judges could do fewer than 100,000 cases a year once they're up and trained.feedback

Anne-Laure Donskoy

We had a good meeting. He spoke about working on a separate text, those were his exact words. This is the first time this has been said. This is what we want, a separate agreement that is legally binding, so that if negotiations fail, EU citizens would not fall under UK immigration law.feedback

Mick Mulvaney

We have our list of priorities. We want more money for defense. We want to build a border wall. We want more money for immigration enforcement, law enforcement. If they tell us to pound sand, I think that's probably a disappointing indicator of where the next four years is going to go. If they tell us, however, that they recognize that President Trump won an election, and he should get some of his priorities funded for that reason, elections have consequences, as folks who win always like to say.feedback

Michael Woodhouse

It's important that our immigration settings are attracting the right people, with the right skills, to help fill genuine skill shortages and contribute to our growing economy. These changes are designed to strike the right balance between reinforcing the temporary nature of Essential Skills work visas and encouraging employers to take on more Kiwis and invest in the training to upskill them.feedback

Angus Robertson

If the Prime Minister is so confident of her hard-Brexit, pro-austerity, anti-immigration case why won't she debate opposition leaders? Most people in the country know that the Prime Minister wants an early general election because the Labour Party is in such an awful state. We look forward to the straight fight between the Tories and the SNP in Scotland, but can the Prime Minister tell people why she is running scared of a televised debate with Nicola Sturgeon?feedback

Maulia Purnamawati

As of Tuesday, April 18, 2017, Persib Bandung have not applied for a permanent residency permit, the visitor's permit is for a limited time.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Right now, widespread abuse in our immigration system is allowing American workers of all backgrounds to be replaced by workers brought in from other countries to fill the same job for, sometimes, less pay. This will stop. Some of them (IT firms) had started their journey some years ago. They wanted to be seen less as job snatchers and more as multinational organisations. This (executive order) reinforces the decision. They (IT firms) are saying we'll have to increase our US footprint by hiring more people there (US).feedback

Henry Sherrell

Citizenship and immigration policy is being used specifically for political ends.feedback

Nora Preciado

Juan Manuel has been unequivocal in his assertion that he never voluntarily left the country while he had DACA. We believe him. We filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit to get answers. Rather than continue to provide half-truths and varying assertions, DHS should respond to our request for documentation.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Right now, widespread abuse in our immigration system is allowing American workers of all backgrounds to be replaced by workers brought in from other countries to fill the same job for, sometimes, less pay. This will stop. Right now, H-1B visas are awarded in a totally random lottery, and that's wrong. Instead, they should be given to the most skilled and highest-paid applicants, and they should never, ever be used to replace Americans. No one can compete with American workers when they're given a fair and level playing field, which has not happened for decades.feedback

Jeff Sessions

We cannot allow this to continue. We will secure our border, expand immigration enforcement, and choke-off supply lines. If you are a gang member: We will find you.feedback

Radley Balko

President Trump congratulates Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on getting more dictator-y.feedback

Chiu Chui-cheng

He left his group without notice. From the perspective of our tourism regulations, the immigration authorities absolutely have the authority to apprehend him. If he intentionally overstays in Taiwan, the immigration authorities can deport him after an investigation. We can send him back, according to the tourism agreement between both sides.feedback

Benjamin Haddad

A Melenchon or a Le Pen victory would clearly mean the end of the EU. The French President has much more power than the American president… there's far fewer checks and balances. So the impact on the way society is organized and how institutions function, as well on fiscal policy, immigration, the EU and foreign policy would be tremendous.feedback

Winston Peters

They are fiddling with the issue while the plain fact is foreign workers will still be able to come here when employers claim they can't get Kiwis.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Democrat Jon Ossoff would be a disaster in Congress. VERY weak on crime and illegal immigration, bad for jobs and wants higher taxes. Say NO. Republicans must get out today and VOTE in Georgia 6. Force runoff and easy win! Dem Ossoff will raise your taxes-very bad on crime & 2nd A.feedback

Donald J. Trump

AG Sessions is doing a fantastic job: announced today new steps to dismantle violent gangs like MS-13. I promised to get tough and we are! The weak illegal immigration policies of the Obama Admin. allowed bad MS 13 gangs to form in cities across U.S. We are removing them fast!feedback

Donald J. Trump

We believe jobs must be offered to American workers first. Does that make sense? Right now widespread abuse in our immigration system is allowing American workers of all backgrounds to be replaced by workers brought in from other countries to fill the same job for sometimes less pay. This will stop. American workers have long called for reforms to end these visa abuses and today their calls are being answered for the first time.feedback

Juan Manuel Montes

I was forced out because I was nervous and didn't know what to do or say, but my home is [in the United States]. I miss my job. I miss school. And I want to continue to work toward better opportunities. But most of all, I miss my family, and I have hope that I will be able to go back so I can be with them again.feedback

Davy Rodriguez

We can't accept what [German Chancellor Angela] Merkel is doing to our country – to our national identity – by putting migrants all over the countryside. The E.U. is destroying Europe with mass immigration.feedback

Rémy Oudghiri

It's a paradox. The young overall are open to cultural diversity, open to immigration. But among the youth, there's a portion that is radicalized, that believes the more we open to the outside world, the more we decline.feedback

James Trusty

My own view is there has to be some correlation between lax immigration policies and replenishment of the gangs in places where they already existed.feedback

Nora Preciado

Juan Manuel was funneled across the border without so much as a piece of paper to explain why or how. The government shouldn't treat anyone this way -- much less someone who has DACA. No one should have to file a lawsuit to find out what happened to them.feedback

Malcolm Turnbull

We are putting jobs first, we are putting Australians first. We are an immigration nation, but the fact remains that Australian workers must have priority for Australian jobs. We will no longer allow 457 Visa system to be passports to jobs that could and should go to Australians.feedback

Donald J. Trump

The super Liberal Democrat in the Georgia Congressioal [sic] race tomorrow wants to protect criminals, allow illegal immigration and raise taxes! Democrat Jon Ossoff would be a disaster in Congress, VERY weak on crime and illegal immigration, bad for jobs and wants higher taxes. Say NO. With eleven Republican candidates running in Georgia (on Tuesday) for Congress, a runoff will be a win. Vote 'R' for lower taxes & safety! Republicans must get out today and VOTE in Georgia 6. Force runoff and easy win! Dem Ossoff will raise your taxes-very bad on crime & 2nd A.feedback

Jonathan Loynes - Capital Economics

For a start, May (originally a 'remainer', don't forget) has sounded fairly conciliatory on some aspects of Brexit such as immigration in the early exchanges with the EU. And if the election does trigger (Jeremy) Corbyn's replacement as Labour leader, that might lead to more effective domestic opposition to the government's Brexit vision.feedback

Marine Le Pen

For several weeks, we will need to assess the situation. The reality is that immigration is massive in our country and that migration flood that we are experiencing is not a fantasy. I will carry out this moratorium for the exact purpose of implementing this 10,000 figure.feedback

Donald J. Trump

The weak illegal immigration policies of the Obama Admin. allowed bad MS 13 gangs to form in cities across U.S. We are removing them fast! I'm talking about illegal immigrants that were here that caused tremendous crime that have murdered people, raped people; horrible things have happened. They are getting the hell out, or they are going to prison. It is a serious problem and we never did anything about it, and now we're doing something about it.feedback

Tommy Stadlen - Polaroid Corporation

We are really urging other tech companies to do something similar, I think it will be great for engaging employees, it will help people create an environment where people can stand up.feedback

Tommy Stadlen - Polaroid Corporation

You are seeing a backlash against tech from privacy, extremist content, gender inequality, tech needs to do something to regain trust and define our contribution to society a lot more clearly.feedback

Tommy Stadlen - Polaroid Corporation

There is a feeling that shared values of equality and openness are at stake across the world at the moment. We don't want people to leave those thoughts behind when they get to work and we wanted to make it more than ok to help people get involved in politics or in their communities. There is huge value at stake for tech companies. Britain for example needs a strong tech sector and closing immigration down is going to negatively affect that.feedback

Marine Le Pen

The choice on Sunday is simple. It is a choice between a France that is rising again and a France that is sinking. If every patriot can this week convince just one abstentionist, just one undecided voter, we are sure to win! Mass immigration is not an opportunity for France, it's a tragedy for France. The French sometimes have fewer rights than foreigners - even illegal ones.feedback

Grover Norquist

Trump's regulatory regime is Reaganite. His tax cut is Reaganite. He's more aggressive than Reagan on labor issues. We're working with the administration on the major economic stuff, so I feel very comfortable with the way they're going. The guys who make that case are a fringe. I don't think Trump will respond to that. You get tax cuts and growth, and a lot of the challenges that people have on both immigration and trade become much less of a challenge, in terms of voters' levels of grumpiness. I am completely detribalized.feedback

Malcolm Turnbull

We are putting jobs first, we are putting Australians first ... we are an immigration nation but the fact remains that Australian workers must have priority for Australian jobs. Australian workers must have priority for Australian jobs, so we are abolishing the 457 visa, the visa that brings temporary foreign workers into our country. We will no longer allow 457 visas to be passports to jobs that could and should go to Australians. The 457 visa will be replaced by a new temporary visa specifically designed to recruit the best and brightest in the national interest.feedback

Marine Le Pen

I will protect you. My first measure as president will be to reinstate France's borders. The French sometimes have fewer rights than foreigners – even illegal ones. I want to give France its freedom back, I want to take it out of jail.feedback

Umuh Muctar

That they are here is a joy for us, they want to raise up Indonesia's name in the world. Everybody knows that Essien is a world-class player, not an illegal immigrant.feedback

François Fillon

Immigration must be regulated because we have an economic, social and housing situation that doesn't enable us to welcome as many people who want to come here. (But) a moratorium makes no sense. What threatens us is not immigration, but the surrender of our values and our history. If we are proud of our history and defend it, then we will integrate foreigners more easily.feedback

Donald J. Trump

The super Liberal Democrat in the Georgia Congressioal (sic) race tomorrow wants to protect criminals, allow illegal immigration and raise taxes! The recent Kansas election (Congress) was a really big media event, until the Republicans won. Now they play the same game with Georgia-BAD!feedback

Veronique Fornilli

Macron is a pure marketing product. Only Le Pen can put France back in order.feedback

Jennifer Rubin

Tuesday’s contest in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District to fill the seat of now-Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price has gotten the president’s attention. He tweeted, “The super Liberal Democrat in the Georgia Congressioal [sic] race tomorrow wants to protect criminals, allow illegal immigration and raise taxes!” However unintentionally, this line of crude attack may well remind many upscale Republican and Democratic voters in this district why they dislike President Trump. He barely carried the district, running almost points behind Price in November. (NBC News finds: “Tom Price got 62% of the vote in this highly educated and affluent Atlanta-area district in 2016, and Mitt Romney took 61% in 2012. But Trump barely beat Hillary Clinton here in 2016, 48%-47%.”).feedback

Ramesh Ponnuru

Immigration is rapidly becoming a defining issue for American conservatism.feedback

Alexi Descamps

I don't like the comparison. [Le Pen] has a very aggressive politics on immigration, and he doesn't. He's extreme left, and that's what we need – he's the only one who proposes a departure from capitalism.feedback

Johnny Heald

Since November the British public are slowly becoming more comfortable with idea of Brexit and, each month, more are approving of the way in which the government is dealing with negotiations. However, as these talks develop, it's interesting that the public is increasingly concerned more about free trade agreements than immigration marking a reversal of the preference aired during the campaign.feedback

Diane Abbott

In both cases, the Dutch Labour party and the French Socialist party had talked about opposing austerity but then implemented it. Trying to shore up their electoral base they turned to anti-immigration and Islamophobic rhetoric and policies. France under Hollande also repeatedly intervened militarily in Africa.feedback

Michael D. Lurie

If the current administration intends to rely more heavily on existing local detention facilities to house people that they pick up on civil administrative immigration violations, they can be confident that there will be more disasters like Irene Bamenga's end result.feedback

Mike Fisher

At the end of the day, those individuals, once it has been determined they are illegally in this country, that is an arrest – whether they are waiting for us in the lobby or whether we have to chase them.feedback

Robert Warren

I think it is important that policy makers have the best information for making new policies. They should be giving feedback to the people in the embassies.feedback

W. Ralph Basham

Aside from the overstays, the ports of entries are challenged. Their infrastructures need to be replaced to deal with the flow of drugs, illegal coming across and trafficking. You don't need that type of infrastructure along 2,000 miles. It needs to make sense where you put your dollars. I've had numerous conversations with the administration regarding what our experiences were. Whether they take my advices or not is up to them.feedback

Gil Kerlikowske

We have seen a change in this last year. Over the past several years, people were walking up and turning themselves in between ports of entry. In the last year, we saw more people walking to ports of entry and turning themselves in. A vast number of people are turning themselves in. They are not trying to elude Border Patrol. ... I don't even use the word 'apprehensions.' It is much more of a border management problem.feedback

Gil Kerlikowske

If they were safer, and have opportunities, and their economies were better you wouldn't have people from those countries subjected to the environment, smugglers, robberies, sexual assault, et cetera. So there are things that could be done, but it just doesn't get as much attention as the big wall.feedback

Robert Bonner - US Customs and Border Protection

It might be marginally helpful, but more sophisticated sensoring might be even more helpful, at least for some regions of the border.feedback

John Kelly

It is unlikely that we will build a wall, a physical barrier, from sea to shining sea.feedback

Anna Bodey

Today's analysis shows the significant impact international migration has on the UK labour market. It is particularly important to the wholesale and retail, hospitality, and public administration and health sectors, which employ around 1.5 million non-UK nationals. Migrants from Eastern Europe, Bulgaria and Romania are likely to work more hours and earn lower wages than other workers, partly reflecting their numbers in lower-skilled jobs. Many EU migrants are also more likely to be over-educated for the jobs they are in.feedback

Kevin Appleby

Up to now, they have really been using scare tactics to put on a show, to demonstrate to supporters they are tough on immigration. Eventually, they really have to produce results. Without congressional approval [for funding], they will not reach the deportation numbers under Obama. That will be the test. If in the first year, if there are not a significant number deported, how will they distinguish themselves from the previous administration?feedback

Jeff Sessions

We mean criminal organizations that turn cities and suburbs into war zones, that rape and kill innocent citizens. It is here, on this sliver of land, where we first take our stand against this filth. In this fight, I am here to tell you, the brave men and women of Customs and Border Protection: We hear you and we have your back. Under the president's leadership and through his executive orders, we will secure this border and bring the full weight of both the immigration courts and federal criminal enforcement to combat this attack on our national security and sovereignty.feedback

Jeff Sessions

The lawlessness, the abdication of duty to enforce our laws, and the catch and release policies of the past are over. We are going to shut down and jail those who have been profiting off this lawlessness – people smuggling gang members across the border, helping convicted criminals re-enter this country and preying on those who don't know how dangerous the journey can be. It will be this experienced prosecutor's job to coordinate the criminal immigration enforcement response for their respective offices.feedback

Jeff Sessions

For those that continue to seek improper and illegal entry into this country, be forewarned: This is a new era. This is the Trump era. The lawlessness, the abdication of the duty to enforce our immigration laws, and the catch and release practices of old are over. This is no accident. This is what happens when you have a President who understands the threat, who is not afraid to publicly identify the threat and stand up to it, and who makes clear to law enforcement that the leadership of their country finally has their back.feedback

Elisabeth Ivarsflaten

As immigration policy preferences become more restrictive, the probability of voting for the populist right increases dramatically. He can't really reinvent the whole Republican ideology through a nativist lens.feedback

Paul K. Charlton

No one understands better than I do that prosecutions have a deterrent effect, but it's not a solution. Prosecution and incarceration do not adequately address the real need, which is a reform of the immigration laws.feedback

Ian Dunt

Even for those that haven't talked about leaving, there's something fundamentally ruptured in their relationship with the country. When people say they're very anti-immigration, no one thinks that's directed at German architects or French lawyers. But even those people are beginning to feel that the country is becoming cold and meanspirited and indifferent to their presence, if not openly hostile toward them.feedback

Kerry Bretz

Every immigration lawyer in the U.S. has this uncertainty with clients now. Because you might not come out.feedback

Dan Stein

If you are here and removable, you are living on borrowed time.feedback

Nicholas E. Tishler

The people I have come into contact with so far have exercised their discretion in a humane manner, and I hope it continues.feedback

Cheryl R. David

There's definitely been a culture shift. ICE is more inclined to enforce, from their perspective, the immigration law, and if you have a final order of removal, you're going to have to try and rectify it.feedback

Stephen Ritchey

On a personal note, I would like to apologize for the unwarranted attention this issue has placed on you and your staff.feedback

Kevin de León

It's the absolute height of ridiculousness that ICE would come in and just deport somebody as opposed to that person having their day in immigration court.feedback

Martha Lane Fox

If Britain is bold after Brexit, we can lead the way in demanding more control over our digital destiny. Countless decisions must soon be made about how Britain navigates the world, having cut itself adrift from the European Union. And alongside the obvious things like trade deals and immigration rules, we ought too to make choices about who and how we want to be as a society. What is Britain in the 21st century? What do we value? What do we fight for?feedback

Stefan Lofven

Sweden will never go back to the mass immigration we had in 2015. It's only through the EU that we can create a sustainable system for immigrants.feedback

Phil Malpas

Well, you've come to the right place. No responsibility. Why should I pay money to someone who hasn't given money to us? [Immigrants] get everything given to them, everything for free; I don't get anything. It just seems to me that the working class, working people, are being hit the hardest by immigration.feedback

Ed Milliband

The thing I think most about the country at the moment is we are incredibly divided between Remainers and Leavers. The Leavers say the Remainers are snobs, the Remainers think the Leavers are all racist, and in a way both have got to understand each other better. My constituents want a change. Now some of the change is about immigration and Europe and all that, but a lot of the change is much deeper than that.feedback

Emmanuel Colombie

This journalist, who has been persecuted and threatened with death in his country, must be allowed to present his case for political asylum freely and with dignity before an immigration judge.feedback

Ali Noorani

The administration, and the Department of Justice in particular, is looking for any opportunity to end legal immigration as we know it to the United States. The administration is on track to keep engineers out of the country and really diminish or dismiss the value of their spouses, who are also contributing to the economy.feedback

Jay Stansell

There's a lot of things Trump thinks he can do because he's Trump. But it turns out that, no, we have a judiciary and you can't legislate immigration law from the White House.feedback

James McGrory

This underlines what many suspect the government already knows: the idea of negotiating a complete deal in two years is a fantasy and a transitional deal is essential. A transition deal which protects our economy is going to require compromise on everything from payments to immigration to the ECJ.feedback

Greg Clark

How that comes about over the next two years, we will argue our position, the Premier League will argue their position and the Government will listen to both and I suspect a sensible compromise will be reached.feedback

Greg Clark

What we want to do is find a sensible way round that works for a post-Brexit Britain, that works for employment law and the Government, and works for the Premier League and works for the FA. For that compromise to work, it will be somewhere in the middle. It won't be an open-door policy, it won't be no foreigners. It will be, Let's let world-class Premier League teams bring in world-class players but not average international players.feedback

Larry Fink - BlackRock

There are weaknesses in this economy that are surprising people. He predicts first-quarter economic growth below 1.5 percent. There's [also] a drop of 20 to 40 percent of foreign applications to our universities.feedback

Zoila Gomez

I explained to him that if you don't want to go to the interview, we could cancel it. Canceling meant the process would be stalled. That would be the end of it. He said, No, I'm going to the interview even if I'm detained. I can't continue to live like this anymore.feedback

Hiroshi Motomura

This is not to say that, under Obama, they absolutely would not have been removed and arrested. That could have happened. But there is less bureaucratic constraint now than during Obama, and this means that their arrest, detention and removal is more likely than before. Being afraid would be much more of a reasonable reaction. So much more than ever before, what happens, even to people who have filed papers to get themselves legal status under federal immigration statutes, is at the whim of an individual agent or a local office decision.feedback

Avideh Moussavian

It injects a sense of fear into the process that shouldn't be there for people who are otherwise going forward with their application that they're entitled to pursue. They're now being sent this message that they should be very, very afraid and very cautious.feedback

John Sandweg

Our position was, Don't waste your time getting this individual. Go get a criminal instead,' . What's very clear that's happening is that they have put a strong emphasis to the officers and agents to focus on people who are ordered deported and didn't leave the country.feedback

Isabel Lopez

She was like, you know, everybody at work is going crazy, because they're saying ICE is coming. Even people on Snapchat were talking about it.feedback

Michele Morgan Bolton

In one kindergarten classroom, 5 out of 12 kids were out.feedback

Danny Mortimer

Because of the workforce shortfalls faced by the NHS, and the time it takes to train new clinical staff, we anticipate employers will still need to recruit more non-EEA staff in the short to medium term.feedback

Bob Janjuah

Much beyond that we come back to the same old poise, globally we have more debt on our balance sheets than ever before, demographics are rapidly deteriorating, attitudes towards immigration are hardening. So the thing that kept our generation young is falling away, globalization, technology aren't going away; these are massive things. (Political uncertainty) is just noise in that big story.feedback

Paul Nuttall

By voting to leave the EU, the British people asked the government to reduce the high levels of immigration that see a city the size of Hull and Newcastle come to the UK each year. The fact that the Tories won't even specify how long the period of open-door immigration will continue after we have left the EU sets alarm bells ringing.feedback

Richard Tice

If the Prime Minister fails to set a cut-off point on immigration, Britain must prepare for a crisis as around 1.25 million extra EU migrants will likely move to Britain… and our public services, transport and housing stock which are already at breaking point will not be able to cope.feedback

Poorvi Chothani

With both the houses being predominantly Republican, there is a great chance that the four immigration bills that are pending in Congress may be passed in some form or other, and some of the measures proposed in the bills are going to make engaging foreign nationals expensive and difficult.feedback

Eduardo Guerrero-Gutierrez

We think all these new people on the border will contribute to more violence. All of these people that are deported – Mexicans and Central Americans, standing around with nothing to do – are potential recruits for cartels.feedback

Pete Bachelier

But we'll keep an eye on him and flag him if he comes through on foot or driving another vehicle. We know he's up to no good, but we just didn't catch him with anything this time.feedback

Alejandro Hope

Border security is a shared responsibly. The United States is not going to be safer by scapegoating Mexico.feedback

Doug Coleman - Drug Enforcement Administration

What the general public hears from politicians, the media, is, let's stop the drug, let's stop the poison that's killing our children. For the law enforcement community, the money, the drugs, it's all connected.feedback

Michael Shifter - Inter-American

We need to get our own house in order. Our appetite for drugs in the country is having an impact on the south and driving people from those countries.feedback

Evelin Urrutia

They should not just be sending a message that we're all welcome, but also adopting a strong posture that says we're not going to permit this kind of activity. People want to feel safer.feedback

Edgar Aranda-Yanoc

We wanted them to be more emphatic. But it gives us an avenue to push Fairfax to always be a county that welcomes immigrants and that respects the community.feedback

Jeff McKay

Children are getting gastrointestinal problems, leaving their homes in the middle of the night, scratching themselves, cutting themselves, due to high anxiety or depression. Those are kids I'm proud to represent and I'm very proud to tell them what Fairfax County does and how we handle issues of immigration.feedback

Sarah Rodriguez

ICE makes custody determinations on a case-by-case basis considering all the merits and factors of each case while adhering to agency guidelines and legal mandates. Those who are not subject to mandatory detention and do not pose a threat to the community may be placed on some form of supervision as an alternative to detention while awaiting their immigration court hearing.feedback

Patrick Paschall

There is no federal law that requires municipalities to participate in immigration enforcement.feedback

Karen Stenner

The aggregate result of activating this dynamic will be deeply intensified value conflict across the tolerance domain, sharply polarized politics, and enormously increased demands upon the polity: for greater and lesser discrimination against minorities and restrictions on immigration; for more and fewer limits on free speech, assembly, and association; for stricter and softer policies on common rites, abortion, censorship, and homosexuality; for harsher and more lenient punishment.feedback

William Stock

We are seeing the Department of Justice (DoJ) and the immigration service use their public communications to try and emphasise the possibility of violations of the programme, not the positive uses of the programme. Those three ingredients mean they are prioritising going after the IT consulting community, particularly smaller IT consulting companies.feedback

Philip Hammond

My analysis is that the concern that there has been in the UK over recent years over migration levels is based on a concern about the impact that this is having on the wages of the lower-skilled in the UK. In that context we can have a very sensible dialogue with our Indian partners. Although we occasionally hear people in India say India doesn't get a fair crack of the whip, the truth is we issue more visas to Indians than we do to all other nationalities put together.feedback

Philip Hammond

We have a legal system and a governance system that is visibly in the same mould, and that does make some things a lot easier.feedback

David Prior

Be in no doubt, whatever you might have heard or read in the papers, that Brexit should not be considered synonymous with a tight immigration policy. We absolutely know we need to attract the best in the world to come to our country.feedback

Chris Patten

For the good of our universities, and of Britain’s soft power, the government must end this unfair categorisation. I have always preferred policy to be based on facts rather than prejudice. A good example of the latter is the way the immigration figures are presented. At the moment our policy is not, alas, founded on evidence. It hurts our higher education institutions, which are already faced with the challenges of our forthcoming divorce from the European mainstream.feedback

William Stock

Employers who rely on H-1Bs exclusively are really going to have to carefully look at their business practices to make sure they're in compliance.feedback

William Stock

The USCIS is in part responsible for policing to make sure that if the employer is offering a wage that is competitive with non-bachelor's-degree-holding IT workers, that that person doesn't get an H-1B.feedback

Mark Krikorian

It's already hard enough to deport illegal immigrants who really deserve to be deported. The mission of the immigration bar is to obstruct enforcement of the immigration laws, and this is just a way of doing this for pay, or doing it for more pay.feedback

John Schaldach

My concern is that his rhetoric is divisive. The effect of his rhetoric is a segment of our community ends up feeling isolated. . . . He talks about illegal immigration, and then he talks about crime and he mixes it all together. And you come out the other end, and you think immigrants are related to crime. When, in fact, the opposite is true. . . . There's no evidence they commit more crimes.feedback

Danny Maybush

I like that it's a melting pot. I have a Hispanic family that lives near me, and they came here legally, and they all work hard. We had a big snow the year before [last]. I was gonna snowblow their driveway but they already had seven people out there going at the driveway.feedback

Jeff Sessions

I believe there is nothing wrong, legally, morally or intellectually, with a lawful system of immigration that serves the national interest. What's wrong with that?feedback

Radley Balko

Here’s the latest from the Trump administration on civil liberties and criminal justice.feedback

Theresa McCulla

Smithsonian has already used food as a very critical and successful entry point into talking with the public about much bigger questions relating to American history. We really feel quite strongly that beer is a very effective lens into much bigger questions about American history. If you look at the history of beer, you can understand stories related to immigration and industrialization and urbanization. You can look at advertising and the history of consumer culture and changing consumer taste. Brewing is integrated into all facets of American history.feedback

Eric Garcetti

DOJ can give some opinions, but it's not primarily in their jurisdiction. So I know Senator Sessions has been very engaged, interested and involved in this area, but is he empowered by this administration beyond his formal responsibilities?feedback

Brandon Judd

We do not think a 2,000-mile wall, a great wall of the United States, is necessary. But we 100 percent support a wall in strategic locations that allow us to dictate the crossing points.feedback

Marielena Hincapie

Immigration is one of their top priorities, permeating every part of their agenda, and every part of the federal government and agencies. He is very knowledgeable. He's worked on these issues for decades now and has very strong opinions. He's finally in a position of power to use the department toward his vision and use the attorney general role as a bully pulpit.feedback

John Kelly

As you are aware, stalking has a specific legal meaning in American law, which describes criminal activity involving repetitive following or harassment of the victim with the intent to produce fear of harm. As a result, ICE officers and agents are required to locate and arrest these aliens in public places, rather than in secure jail facilities where the risk of injury to the public, the alien and the officer is significantly increased because the alien can more readily access a weapon, resist arrest or flee.feedback

Anish Kapoor

The whole basis of the debate was immigration. Art is being part of a global conversation. Now we are going to think small.feedback

David Gold - West Ham United

We'd expect them to be included. But we have to wait and see. We don't know. It's already affecting us because they [players] are more expensive to buy because of the pound. Brexit has already had an impact on us in that sense and also the deals that the Premier League has done have been done in dollars, so we have a benefit there.feedback