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Rick Rossow
The meeting will provide more clarity on whether the past six months have been Act 1 in a surprising friendship or Round 1 of a protracted slugging match.feedback
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NEW Jun 26 2017
Immigration has been commented on by 520 key people in the news. You can find all of them on this page with their statements. People who have been most quoted about Immigration are: Jeff Sessions, Mark Krikorian, Sean Spicer and John Kelly. For instance, the most recent quote from Jeff Sessions is: “President [Donald] Trump has made a commitment to keep America safe and to ensure cooperation with federal immigration laws. Texas has admirably followed his lead by mandating state-wide cooperation with federal immigration laws that require the removal of illegal aliens who have committed crimes. The Department of Justice fully supports Texas' effort and is participating in this lawsuit because of the strong federal interest in facilitating the state and local cooperation that is critical in enforcing our nation's immigration laws.”.
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Liz Sullivan

For Donald Trump, we were just what he needed – beautiful girl, San Francisco, illegal immigrant, arrested a million times, a violent crime and yada, yada, yada.feedback

Sarah Root

I think we could email or text or even pick up the phone, for some of them, and call them and have them pass it on. And he would listen. He might not agree, and might not do it, but I know our voice would be heard.feedback

Steve Ronnebeck

There's people that think I'm a racist and there's people out there that think I'm the devil. It gets to a point where you just can't do the negative anymore.feedback

Giorgia Meloni

We believe Italian citizenship cannot be a concession or automatic. They must earn it, ask it, and citizenship should be celebrated.feedback

Giorgia Meloni

It devastates the culture, devastates tourism, devastates security, devastates everything. Nothing good comes of it. Not even for the immigrants.feedback

Mario Landriscina

See there? That's the first guy. It's only the beginning. It's a problem where the conflict – a little bit ethnic, a little bit religious – risks creating tension.feedback

John Sides

What stands out most, is the attitudes that became more strongly related to the vote in 2016: attitudes about immigration, feelings toward black people and feelings toward Muslims.feedback

Jeff Sessions

President [Donald] Trump has made a commitment to keep America safe and to ensure cooperation with federal immigration laws. Texas has admirably followed his lead by mandating state-wide cooperation with federal immigration laws that require the removal of illegal aliens who have committed crimes. The Department of Justice fully supports Texas' effort and is participating in this lawsuit because of the strong federal interest in facilitating the state and local cooperation that is critical in enforcing our nation's immigration laws.feedback

Kellie Leitch

A battered wife and a bloodied hockey stick. That's the legacy of Trudeau's Syrian refugee program.feedback

Alain De Botton

Cabinet minister tells me Conservatives ready to accept EEA with 5 year immigration brake. Will be offered after German elections.feedback

Theresa May

These grants are not loans and they will not be expected to repay a single penny. We will not use this tragic incident to carry out immigration checks on those involved. For any guilty parties there will be nowhere to hide.feedback

Elena Kagan

When the illegal act is a false statement, that means demonstrating that the defendant lied about facts that would have mattered to an immigration official, because they would have justified denying naturalization or would predictably have led to other facts warranting that result. A lie told in the naturalization process – even out of embarrassment, fear, or a desire for privacy – would always provide a basis for rescinding citizenship. The government could thus take away on one day what it was required to give the day before.feedback

Chris Chmielenski

I think there are some people who are still in the White House and advising the president that Trump trusts that are going to continue to keep this in front of him. On the other hand, on our end, we have 8 million activists that will continue to pressure the White House.feedback

Donald J. Trump

To me, it's one of the most difficult subjects I have because you have these incredible kids, in many cases, not in all cases.feedback

Ann Coulter

This Daily Trump melodrama is worth it ONLY if he's really going to build the wall, cut off Muslim refugees and deport illegals.feedback

Matthew O'Brien

While it's difficult to predict, we think–and for a long time have said–it's an essential measure, so we hope the president will keep his promise. However, I think that's something that's not entirely in his hands.feedback

Jose Magaña-Salgado

I would hesitate to say that we've gotten a promise from the administration and I am a firm believer that, due to the unpredictable nature of President Trump, DACA is still very much in danger.feedback

William Gheen

While we may be one of the first groups representing Trump's base on immigration issues to leave the fold, we won't be the last. ALIPAC's announcement about Trump will be considered as a warning sign among many American patriots that we have been lied to, misled, and betrayed, and our warning will have far reaching implications for the Trump administration and his band of pro-Amnesty advisors and cabinet members.feedback

Chris Chmielenski

In addition to DACA, he made some strong promises on H1-Bs, which he has yet to [do]. He is talking about them, but he hasn't taken any concrete action on them.feedback

Theresa May

That is a matter that will be considered by the appropriate group on Kensington and Chelsea council. No stone will be left unturned in this inquiry, and for any guilty parties there will be nowhere to hide. I would like to reassure people that we will not use this tragic incident as reason to carry out immigration checks on those involved, or on those providing vital information to help identify victims.feedback

John Allan

No one in the business community now believes there can be a complete free-for-all in terms of immigration. We have got to have some regime. But it has got to be an intelligent regime, as opposed to simply a blanket ban on bringing people in.feedback

Grisel Xahuentitla

I felt like I was getting a little depressed being there. That's why I wanted the job, just to kill time.feedback

Gail Weiss

Respectfully, the only trust you should be concerned with fostering is that of citizens.feedback

Travis Kalanick - Uber

Joining the group was not meant to be an endorsement of the President or his agenda but unfortunately it has been misinterpreted to be exactly that. There are many ways we will continue to advocate for just change on immigration but staying on the council was going to get in the way of that.feedback

M. Hamza

Why didn't they explain the law when we first came? To expect new immigrants, especially refugees, to adapt within a year or two is mind-boggling.feedback

Dawn Burke

We made it very clear that he was not allowed to hit his wife.feedback

Peter Beinart

What if [Clinton] had challenged elite universities to celebrate not merely multiculturalism and globalization but Americanness? What if she had acknowledged the challenges that mass immigration brings, and then insisted that Americans could overcome those challenges by focusing not on what makes them different but on what makes them the same? Some on the left would've howled. But I suspect that Clinton would be president today.feedback

Niko Karaiskos

Refugee children in camps are going to start again in september in a revised programme that we send them to day schools and not afternoon classes. They are going to be together with Greek children morning classes they are going to be taken to reception classes for the Greek language, maybe some other subjects, they are going to do together.feedback

Donald J. Trump

At the bedrock of our politics will be a total allegiance to the United States of America, and through our loyalty to our country, we will rediscover our loyalty to each other.feedback

Ronald Swanson

We are concerned that SB4 will substantially limit the participation of U.S. citizens and foreign nationals in SXSW and limit the diversity and quality of the event. This decrease in participation will also diminish our substantial economic contribution to the City of Austin and the State of Texas.feedback

Ronald Swanson

SXSW was born in Austin. The event is steeped in the city and the city is our home. We stand behind the City and Mayor Adler, and we intend to stay and fight discriminatory legislation that hinders civil rights, while continuing to work to make our events inclusive and safe for all who attend.feedback

Lloyd Blankfein

I commented on immigration, I commented on LGBT issues, I commented, obviously, on the environment more recently, spending on infrastructure. It has to fall in, for my mind, in one of a couple of categories. Either it's something that's kind of in our wheelhouse of expertise. So I commented it would be very, very bad to let the U.S. government default – that's in our wheelhouse. Before Twitter, I did those things by press release. The other thing I'll comment on is when things really affect the ability of our people to be who they are and to do their job and to be effective as professionals.feedback

Carolyn Fairbairn - Confederation of British Industry

An immigration cap we don't think is putting the economy centre stage - it isn't thinking about the needs of the economy in order to grow and to become more productive.feedback

Christopher Massimine

How can arts companies, representing different backgrounds and races and creeds, be more impactful than ever? Xenophobia is a dangerous byproduct of these times. We want to contradict and discredit it.feedback

Silvana Tenreyro

Immigration certainly played a role in the exit vote, and many voters (partly encouraged by misleading politicians) thought immigration was to be blamed for their problems, while those problems are more complex and date longer.feedback

Gerwyn Davies

If the Government does not provide a user-friendly, flexible and affordable immigration system for EU nationals post Brexit… significant numbers of employers will be forced to relocate or focus future growth outside the UK. With the Brexit negotiations starting this week, there is still little clarity on the immigration system that the UK will adopt after Brexit. An overly blinkered approach focused on simply cutting immigration to tens of thousands and focusing only on high skilled employees could leave employers high and dry, especially those who rely on EU migrants to fill low-skilled jobs.feedback

David Davis

We are not turning our backs on Europe. It's vital the deal we strike allows both the UK and the EU to thrive, as part of the new deep and special partnership we want with our closest allies and friends. These talks will be difficult at points, but we will be approaching them in a constructive way. We will soon introduce Bills for new immigration and customs arrangements, and the Great Repeal Bill will transpose all EU law into UK law, providing certainty for businesses.feedback

David Leopold

If this guy is a priority for removal, I don't know who isn't.feedback

Jorge Ramirez

You aren't immigration agents. Who the hell do you think will harvest our crops?feedback

Ricky Branham

We were just trying to have a fun community event. It took on a life of its own. It got political.feedback

Ben Wiers

Without the Hispanic labor force, we wouldn't be able to grow crops.feedback

Jorge Ramirez

Everyone's afraid to come. There is too big a risk of getting caught.feedback

Mark Krikorian

The danger here for the president is that a lot of people who voted for him will come to the conclusion that they were duped.feedback

Robert Law

The Trump administration is affirmatively saying that 'we are keeping in place a program that we've repeatedly said was lawless and unconstitutional.feedback

David Frum

If you voted for Trump because you believed him about immigration, you got played.feedback

David Leopold

This is a big victory for Dreamers amid months of draconian and mean-spirited immigration enforcement policy. The preservation of DACA is a tribute to the strength of the Dreamer movement and an acknowledgment -- at least in part -- by the Department of Homeland Security that it should not be targeting undocumented immigrants who have strong ties to their communities and have abided by the law.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I do have a big heart. We're going to take care of everybody… But I will tell you, we're looking at this, the whole immigration situation, we're looking at it with great heart.feedback

Bob Goodlatte

Our nation's immigration laws need to be improved, but Congress has the sole authority – not the president – to listen to the American people and write the law.feedback

Esteban Morales

This is no big change from the Obama policy. There may be a little effect on immigration and business, but diplomatic relations with continue. That is the main part of the agreement [with Obama].feedback

Brandon Lewis

At the same time, we are continuing to reform legal routes to the UK from outside Europe and will use the opportunity of leaving the EU to take control of immigration from within the EU too.feedback

David Green - Serious Fraud Office

In recent years, successive governments have shown all the signs of wanting to hide the true scale of immigration from members of the public. The Government has better calculations of the scale of both legal and illegal immigration but has deliberately suppressed publication.feedback

Corey Stewart

We're gonna try to have a conversation. I know he wants my endorsement, my support. I'm voting for the Republican ticket. There's no question about that. The real question is, will he support my supporters. Unless he stands up and takes clear positions on defending our heritage and our history, supporting the president, cracking down on illegal immigration, those who supported me are not going to go with him.feedback

Tim Sini

There are times when we know someone is an MS-13 gang member, and we know someone is an active MS-13 gang member, but we're not in a position to make a criminal arrest. So another tool in our toolbox is to work with the Department of Homeland Security to target active known MS-13 gang members for violation of civil immigration laws, which is another way to remove dangerous individuals from our streets.feedback

Ali Esnaashari

They're usually offered: 'You can be in detention or you just go back and withdraw your request to enter the country'. Most of them end up spending a night or two at the immigration holding center and then they go on the plane and go back home.feedback

Remi Lariviere

The lifting of the visa requirement for Mexican citizens strengthens Canada-Mexico ties and builds momentum to expand trade, investment and tourism. It will provide lasting benefits for both countries. As with all visa lifts that Canada undertakes, we continually and carefully monitor migration trends to ensure the integrity of Canada's immigration system.feedback

John Sides

Attitudes about immigration, feelings toward black people and feelings toward Muslims became more strongly related to voter decision-making in 2016 compared to 2012. The shifts among white people overall and white people without a college degree occurred mostly among white people with less favorable attitudes toward black people. No other factor predicted changes in white partisanship during Obama's presidency as powerfully and as consistently as racial attitudes.feedback

Lee Drutman

Trump's candidacy has brought more economic liberals into the Republican Party, moving the party's center of gravity on these issues to the left.feedback

Khaalid Walls - US Immigration and Customs Enforcement

As part of ICE's efforts to process the backlog of these individuals, the agency recently arrested a number of Iraqi nationals, all of whom had criminal convictions for crimes including homicide, rape, aggravated assault, kidnapping, burglary, drug trafficking, robbery, sex assault, weapons violations and other offenses. Each of these individuals received full and fair immigration proceedings, after which a federal immigration judge found them ineligible for any form of relief under U.S. law and ordered them removed.feedback

Diane Abbott

There was a sense in this campaign nationally that whether you were a Ukip voter concerned about immigration, or whether you were a young professional in Hackney worried about Brexit, in the end, faced with the Tory campaign, you came home. Clearly I was part of Lynton Crosby's grid. The first time I became aware that I was a target of a national campaign was when people in marginals in the north were WhatsApping me to say there were ad vans talking about me, with a picture of me and Jeremy on.feedback

James Hick - ManpowerGroup

You might have expected hiring confidence to have taken a real hit, but employers have been standing firm. However, unquestionably they feared the outcome of a hard Brexit on the jobs market. The election result throws into question the Conservative commitment to slash immigration to the tens of thousands and double the levy on non-EU workers to £2,000. The simple truth is that some sectors will stall without skilled workers from overseas, which could result in the UK economy entering a tailspin.feedback

John Oliver

Broadly speaking, the question is whether the UK will have a hard or a soft Brexit. Within that hard/soft framework are decisions that will affect a lot of lives. Take immigration. There are currently 3 million EU citizens living in the UK and 1.2 million British citizens living in Europe, all of whom presumably wouldn't mind knowing where they're going to be allowed to live and what their rights might be in just two years' time.feedback

George Osborne

She is the heroine of the party who if she had not won seats in Scotland with a much more open and optimistic conservatism than the national campaign was providing there would not be a Conservative government and Jeremy Corbyn would be in Downing Street. She has said she now wants to prioritise the economy and free trade over immigration in the negotiations around Brexit, by the way I completely agree with her.feedback

Michael Fallon

The new Cabinet obviously will meet early next week. Our view of Brexit I don't think has changed. We want a partnership with Europe, we want an agreement that maximises our access to the single market, comes to an arrangement on immigration, continues the security cooperation we already have with Europe.feedback

Noel Fritsch

Ed Gillespie is desperate to keep us from talking about his record of helping smuggle illegal aliens into the country to work for low wages. This is about Ed at the end of the day. … It's about Ed not wanting to come clean about his horrible record on immigration.feedback

Paul T. Kirchner - Tyson Foods

You are certainly entitled to make immigration part of your campaign for governor; however, we respectively [sic] ask that you stop disparaging the reputation of Tyson Foods by immediately discontinuing your false and misleading ads and public statements about our company.feedback

Sarah Rodriguez

By discontinuing [family case management], ICE will save more than $12 million a year–money which can be utilized for other programs which more effectively allow ICE to discharge its enforcement and removal responsibilities.feedback

Michelle Brané - Women's Refugee Commission

This is a clear attempt to punish mothers who are trying to save their children's lives by seeking protection in the United States. I think it's crazy they are shutting down a program that is so incredibly successful.feedback

Paul Nuttall

If the exit poll is true then Theresa May has put Brexit in jeopardy. I said at the start this election was wrong. Hubris. I think she will start to barter things away. I think fisheries will go, I think there will be some sort of movement on immigration and freedom of movement, I think she might buckle on that. And I think she will certainly buckle on the divorce bill.feedback

Dan Stein

Immigration flows are often driven by a desire to exploit a new foreign labor pool. Nowhere is there more evidence of this than in the illegal and temporary foreign labor pools.feedback

Tom Cotton

It's not a matter of the president changing. I didn't do that because of the president's position on immigration during the campaign. I hope that traditional Republicans reflect on the 2016 election and think about what they got wrong in the preceding four and eight years. What you see is what you get with the president. I think that's a good measure of a man. Not just someone in politics. You don't get much different in private than in you do public. I would encourage him to bring this discipline and focus to the job every day.feedback

Katie McHugh

The only way to strike a balance between vigilance, discrimination, (& terror) is to end Muslim immigration.feedback

Phil Andrews

I hate Corbyn, he is a terrorist sympathiser. I voted for Brexit, I lived here for all my life and I think immigration is a big issue in this election. At one point Corby was called little Scotland, now it is called little Poland.feedback

Dinesh Chawla

I am an immigrant, and I have sympathy for people who are refugees. I do believe in legal immigration.feedback

Robert Lucchesi

If we're called to do an investigation, they need to know we're not there to inquire about immigration; we're there to help solve a crime.feedback

Charles Perry

It is a bad day for Texas when officials sworn to enforce the law, want to help people who commit manslaughter and sexual assault evade federal immigration detainers. It is also important to understand that Senate Bill 4, for the first time in state law, protects immigrants who are witnesses and victims of crimes.feedback

Jamil Dakwar

It's hard to take Ambassador Haley seriously on U.S. support for human rights in light of Trump administration actions like the Muslim ban and immigration crackdowns. The United States must get its own house in order and make human rights at home a priority – then, it can begin to credibly demand the same of other countries abroad.feedback

Noah Feldman

If Kennedy reads Trump's executive order temporarily blocking immigration from six predominantly Muslim countries as an exercise of anti-Muslim animus, the ban will fall at the court.feedback

Sean Spicer

It's not a Muslim ban. It's not a travel ban ... it's a vetting system to keep America safe ... he's using the words that the media is using.feedback

George Conway

Just to be clear, and in response to inquiries, I still VERY, VERY STRONGLY support POTUS, his Admin, policies, the executive order and of course, my wonderful wife. Which is why I said what I said this morning. Every sensible lawyer in WHCO and every political appointee at DOJ [would] agree with me (as some have already told me). The [point] cannot be stressed enough that tweets on legal matters seriously undermine Admin agenda and POTUS – and those who support him, as I do, need to reinforce that [point] and not be shy about it.feedback

Sadiq Khan

If Donald Trump becomes the President, I'll be stopped from going there by virtue of my faith, which means I can't engage with American mayors and swap ideas. What I think the election showed was that actually there is no clash of civilization between Islam and the West. What better antidote to the hatred they spew than someone like me being in this position? While every country has the right to set its own immigration policies, this new policy flies in the face of the values of freedom and tolerance that the USA was built upon.feedback

Katie McHugh

There would be no deadly terror attacks in the U.K. if Muslims didn't live there. You're an Indian. Breitbart News fired me for telling the truth about Islam and Muslim immigration.feedback

Donald J. Trump

People, the lawyers and the courts can call it whatever they want, but I am calling it what we need and what it is, a TRAVEL BAN! In any event we are EXTREME VETTING people coming into the U.S. in order to help keep our country safe. The courts are slow and political! It's not a Muslim ban. It's not a travel ban.feedback

Barack Obama

Our Muslim populations, they feel themselves to be Americans. There is, you know, this incredible process of immigration and assimilation that is part of our tradition that is probably our greatest strength. There are parts of Europe in which that's not the case, and that's probably the greatest danger that Europe faces.feedback

Gabriel Acosta

I totally sympathize and understand what they're going through, but at the end of the day, it's the law. All we're doing is enforcing the law.feedback

Ray Sullivan

The whole attitude toward immigration and illegal immigrants residing in Texas has changed and hardened since the early 2000s.feedback

Raul Reyes

People have been posting that they should make an example out of me and that they should lock me up. It's a sacrifice I'm willing to make for this cause. I know I will be on the right side of history.feedback

Ruth Lea - Arbuthnot Banking Group

There are social & economic costs to high net immigration as well as benefits. The costs are far too infrequently discussed.feedback

Peter Dixon - Commerzbank

The idea that we can get net immigration back to the tens of thousands is economically illiterate and ultimately self-defeating although I understand why the Conservatives made the pledge for political reasons.feedback

Peter Dixon - Commerzbank

For a party which seeks to promote equality, this is merely a 'soak the rich strategy' which will change the behaviour of those caught in the tax net. It is thus unlikely to generate as much revenue as planned. Labour is vague on immigration although they have sensibly resisted giving a pledge on numbers. The commitment to protecting the rights of EU workers already in the UK will play well in Brussels. My concern is that neither party will be able to do much in an environment where global forces will play a major role – such as automation.feedback

Boris Johnson

My question to Andrew Gwynne is does he want immigration to be higher or lower as a result of Brexit?feedback

Jeffrey Wall

This order has been the subject of passionate political debate. But whatever one's views, the precedent set by this case for the judiciary's proper role in reviewing the President's national-security and immigration authority will transcend this debate, this order and this constitutional moment. Precisely in cases that spark such intense feelings, it is all the more critical to adhere to foundational legal rules.feedback

Gaurav Khanna

Because of the software boom in the US, coupled with its immigration policy, it became an incentive for Indians to acquire the computer science skills valued in the US. If US immigration had been restricted in the 1990s, it would not have allowed the Indian IT sector to develop.feedback

Calum Campbell

A month ago Theresa May seemed invincible, and Jeremy Corbyn incompetent. But voters are craving a real choice, and his leadership offers them one. When Theresa May called a snap general election, the first thing I did was call my dad, Alastair Campbell, to tell him how smart and strategic a move I thought it was. I believed that the Labour party would face catastrophe. That voters in Labour strongholds across the north of England would crave her policies on immigration, fear Jeremy Corbyn’s historical links to the IRA, and clamour for the modern-day iron lady. Theresa May clearly felt the same, kicking off her campaign in Hartlepool with a smile that suggested a belief that the election was over before it had even started.feedback

Paul Whittaker - The Australian

GetUp! is effectively another wing of the Labor party and the Greens. GetUp!'s deputy chair Ms McGrath will be sitting in judgment at the press council on complaints over contentious newspaper stories about important matters in the public interest such as mining, climate change, immigration and asylum seekers – all issues of which the organisation she represents has aggressively campaigned on from a Green-left position.feedback

Theresa May

That's what we're working for. We're working to bring immigration down to the tens of thousands. The reason why we want to want to bring net migration down to sustainable levels, which we have set at the tens of thousands, is because of the impact that immigration has, when it's too fast and too high and uncontrolled, on people. So we believe it is right to work for those sustainable levels but what I've always said and we made clear in the manifesto is that you have to consistently work at it. There is no single thing that you can do that suddenly creates that particular set of numbers.feedback

Theresa May

That's what we're working for. We're working to bring immigration down to the tens of thousands. Having been Home Secretary for six years this isn't something that you can just produce the magic bullet that suddenly does everything. What you have to do is keep working at it - it's a consistent working at it.feedback

Betsy Lawrence

Certainly, national security is incredibly important. But there are already screening protocols in place, and we have seen significant delays for legitimate travel to the United States for family or work purposes. This might create even greater barriers for people.feedback

Muriel Bowser

We have been alerted to flyers regarding US Immigration and Customs Enforcement – please know that these are not real. We have been in contact with @DCPoliceDept and @DCDPW to have them removed. And a reminder that we respect all DC residents no matter their immigration status. Washington, DC remains a sanctuary city #DCvalues.feedback

Muriel Bowser

Tear it down! DC is a sanctuary city. Clearly the flyer is meant to scare and divide our residents. We won't stand for it. #DCValues.feedback

Carissa Cutrell

The immigration enforcement notices appearing across Washington, D.C., were not issued or sanctioned by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Just like false reports of immigration checkpoints or random sweeps, notices like these are dangerous and irresponsible. Any person who actively incites panic or fear of law enforcement is doing a disservice to the community, endangering public safety and the very people they claim to support and represent.feedback

Loretta Mester - Federal Reserve

Given U.S. demographics, immigrants will become an increasingly important source of labor supply for the U.S. This suggests that a well-thought-out immigration policy that attracts labor to the U.S. is also a necessary ingredient to support longer-run growth.feedback

Robert Kaplan

On the margin - and it's too soon for the data to pick it up, but you hear it anecdotally - I believe we are going to see it, I believe those people are more likely to save than to spend. And those two effects have some muting effect on consumer spending and therefore GDP growth.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Terrorism must be stopped in its tracks, or the horror you saw in Manchester and so many other places will continue for ever.feedback

Nisha Agarwal

The idea here is to be realistic and try to have a proposal for how we prioritize city dollars, especially since more and more people are being arrested with no criminal histories. We would choose to not prioritize those folks who we have, in other cases in city policies, determined to be a public safety risk. I don't think we dispute the idea that immigration lawyers are needed in court. The scope of the need, is gigantic compared to frankly what the city can do right now.feedback

Theresa May

What we need to do is have proper control of our immigration and, of course, we are going to be able to put in rules for people coming from the EU to the UK once we leave the European Union. I want to ensure we control migration. Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party want uncontrolled migration.feedback

Clarence Thomas

Thirty-one states and the District of Columbia set the age of consent at 16 for statutory rape offenses that hinged solely on the age of the participants. As for the other states, one set the age of consent at 14; two set the age of consent at 15; six set the age of consent at 17; and the remaining ten, including California, set the age of consent at 18.feedback

Hans von Spakovsky

The Sixth Circuit's total misinterpretation of federal law damages the ability of election officials to maintain the accuracy and security of their voter rolls.feedback

Ed Gillespie

Obviously, help from President Trump, Vice President Pence – I'm happy to have all the help I can get. My firm was retained. I'm not sure it was even relative to that [criminal] issue, to be honest with you. At the end of the day, it's good policy and it is good politics.feedback

David Abrams

As governor, Ed would uphold the law and not abuse the pardoning process for political purposes.feedback

Benjamin Melusky

He's having to play the hokey pokey a little bit here, one foot in, one foot out. If he goes too far to the right to pick up the far-right primary electorate, that's going to be a little bit of a chain around his neck going into November.feedback

Stephen Booth

That doesn't have to be through a bilateral trade agreement - there are lots of things you can do through trade promotion or bilateral investment agreements. Clearly we are at a time in which interconnectivity and the movement of people is very important. That is why I think the issues around immigration are going to be key to the UK's future success, and our attitude to our openness there is going to be very important.feedback

Patrick McLoughlin

This would mean Jeremy Corbyn propped up by a weak and unstable coalition just days before the Brexit negotiations start – putting at risk the deal we need to get. Corbyn and the rest would put up taxes, weaken our defences and increase immigration. And we know he would give into Sturgeon's demand for another independence referendum, because he's 'absolutely fine' with that. But in the days of shock election results Jeremy Corbyn could become PM – and the polls are tightening.feedback

Olga Huete

The fact that we do not have papers does not mean that we do not have rights.feedback

Priti Patel

Corbyn didn't answer a single question in that interview. He spent half an hour trying to escape from everything he had said and done in his 30 years in politics. The fact is he backed the IRA, doesn't support NATO, wouldn't renew Trident, wants to increase immigration and wants to massively increase taxes on working families.feedback

Priti Patel

The fact is he backed the IRA, doesn't support Nato, wouldn't renew Trident, wants to increase immigration and wants to massively increase taxes on working families…Brexit is central to everything; a vote for anyone other than Theresa May puts Corbyn in Downing Street and everything at risk.feedback

Saif Eddin

If you go to the hospital up the road, there will be Libyan doctors. If you get a coffee at Costa Coffee or Caffe Nero, the guy serving you will be Libyan. There are lots of Libyans who work at Manchester Airport. If you go to the immigration office, the woman who works there is likely to be Libyan.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

I never met the IRA. I obviously did meet people from Sinn Fein as indeed I met people from other organisations, and I always made the point that there had to be a dialogue and a peace process. We've had Theresa May promising in three elections to make cuts to immigration. I'm making no promises on that.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

We take full responsibility for that and we obviously regret that that happened. With respect to the release of information inappropriately … certainly we condemn that. That whatever reason as people immigrate into our countries – whether it is in Great Britain, in the United States or other countries – we seem to have difficulty assimilating those people so they feel a part of our society and would never consider acts of violence against their fellow citizens and their fellow neighbours. It is an extremely complex issue, this mass immigration of people we are witnessing around the world.feedback

Carl Emmerson

[The Conservatives'] continued focus on reducing immigration would, if effective, cause considerable economic damage as well as creating an additional problem for the public finances. That additional public finance challenge is especially pertinent in the context of an ageing population which will push up spending pressures on health, pensions and social care over the coming decades. Denying entry to young working immigrants would make that challenge all the harder to meet.feedback

Howard Simon - American Civil Liberties Union

Asking for immigration status to a person after being hit by a car offends human rights sensitivity and is very counterproductive for effective law enforcement.feedback

Alp Mehmet

A strong focus by the next government on reducing immigration will be essential if the growing strains on our public services and society are to be relieved.feedback

Paul Nuttall

We tried to push this back but the broadcasters told us we couldn't. It is the role of Ukip in our national political life to challenge the cosy establishment consensus whenever it is failing the British public. We did that on immigration control, we did that on Brexit. And now we will do it by tackling issues surrounding integration.feedback

Sarah Stevens

We would be concerned if this national trend reflected a loss of talented EU staff working in UK higher education due to uncertainty over their future rights. As a priority, government should confirm that existing work and residency rights will be protected. This would help make clear that current EU nationals are welcome in the UK. In the longer term, we need an immigration regime which ensures UK universities can recruit and retain talented staff and students from across the EU and more widely without bureaucratic visa burdens.feedback

Euan Smith

The number of people entering the UK for work has dipped, yet it remains far in excess of the UK government's ambitious plans to reduce net immigration to the 'tens of thousands. Indeed this reinforces the view that Brexit is not the immigration silver bullet that some hope and expect it to be. If the government wants to achieve its target, a more comprehensive review of immigration rules will be crucial.feedback

Stephen Colbert

Back during the campaign, Trump butted heads with the pope over immigration, so people were expecting this first meeting to be a bit tense. And we saw this picture: It was. I was wrong – there is no God.feedback

Mark Sanford

It would require either radically opening immigration or a radical change to demographics as we are having 10,000 baby boomers retiring each say. If you look at productivity growth, it would require numbers, again, that we haven't seen since the golden days of 1958 to 1967 – in the final wave of electrification, consumer appliances, and the completion of the highway system – to achieve what we're seeing. Even if we went to 1990 numbers, we would only see one-quarter of what is necessary to achieve 3 percent growth.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.feedback

Jeff Sessions

This is the Trump era. Progress is being made daily, and it will continue. This will be the Administration that fully enforces our nation's immigration laws.feedback

Austen Ivereigh

He will be looking to develop a relationship of trust which can later be used by both or either of them to help people or help the church. It is not about sitting down and talking about immigration or Islamic terrorism.feedback

Jeff Sessions

While the Executive Order's definition of 'sanctuary jurisdictions' is narrow, nothing in the Executive Order limits the Department's ability to point out ways that state and local jurisdictions are undermining our lawful system of immigration or to take enforcement action where state or local practices violated federal laws, regulations or grant conditions.feedback

Elvis Silverio

I called the other day to the employment agency for a line cook and no one came over. They are afraid to go into areas that are going to be hit by immigration.feedback

Patrick Collison - Stripe

The insane, crazy benefit – the tailwind that the U.S. has, for decades and decades, gained from – is the fact that we are the preeminent destination for high-potential people all around the world. The universities are the best in the world, so people want to study here and come here for that, and then the companies are among the most innovative companies in the world, and they want to hire the best people in the world.feedback

Patrick Collison - Stripe

Broadly speaking, the U.S. has not quite done its best to undermine that, but all but. To the extent that universities can help students come here or that companies can enable the best and brightest to move here, it is 'despite' rather than 'because of' U.S. immigration policy. Here in Silicon Valley, it's almost like there was a devious spy who got here 30 or 40 years ago and was charged with the mission, There's too much innovation happening in Silicon Valley and San Francisco, how do you undermine it?feedback

Patrick Collison - Stripe

This is not how American cities have worked for the vast majority of their history. When you look back at American history, in the periods of growth in Chicago in the early 20th century and so on, they did not see the housing price increases that we are seeing in the Bay Area today. We are doing something historically unprecedented, deliberately doing our best to asphyxiate this growth.feedback

Patrick Collison - Stripe

I think it has a kind of symmetry to the immigration stuff. Immigration policy prevents foreigners from coming here. And housing policy prevents Americans from coming here. We're doing everything we can to make sure the spoils and the gains accrue to the existing landowners.feedback

Cole Wiley

Human civilization is experiencing an extraordinary moment in time. We are more capable of doing more good than ever before, but we are still mired by a myriad of systemic failures that continue to arise because of our continuing lack of empathy towards others. That is why Jamila and Roberto, the star-crossed lovers featured in the 'Surefire' music video, face a number of obstacles that are heavily rooted in the current state of America. Fear of immigration, religious bigotry and many other forms of prejudice are contaminating our cultural landscape on a daily basis.feedback

Jeff Sessions

Going forward, the [Justice] Department, where authorized, may seek to tailor grants to promote a lawful system of immigration.feedback

Keith Vaz

In 2015 the Conservatives worked extraordinarily hard to get the ethnic minority vote. Theresa May does not have the same impact because of her immigration policies, especially her student immigration policies.feedback

Boris Johnson

We are at a critical phase in the history of this country. We have to get Brexit right. I am genuinely alarmed by the idea that it could be handled in just 11 days after the election by Jeremy Corbyn. I do not for the life of me understand how he is supposed to go and sit at that table in Brussels on day one of the talks when he hasn't got a clue whether he wants to stay in the single market or the customs union and he has a completely unintelligible position on immigration.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

Freedom of movement obviously ends when you leave the European Union because it's a condition of the membership. I want there to be fair immigration based on the needs of our society. That is the proper way of approaching it. I want us to have a society that works and I cannot get into a numbers game because I don't think it works. And there were loyalist bombs as well, which you haven't mentioned. I condemn all the bombing by the both loyalists and the IRA.feedback

Danielle Bennett

We have a lot of flexibility with all the contracts that we have in different facilities that house detainees.feedback

John Hickenlooper

We can't imagine the emotional roller coaster this family has endured. The Colorado Department of Corrections did what was required by law and released Mr. Lima-Marin to Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The family has shown amazing strength, and we hope this is a temporary stop on his way to being reunited with his family.feedback

Erik Wemple

Fox News viewers haven’t seen a change in the tone and outlook of the network’s broadcasts since the departure last summer of chief Roger Ailes. There’s still plenty of apologism for President Trump; slanted coverage savaging Obamacare and other legacies of the former president; and demagoguing any immigration topic in sight.feedback

Angela Merkel

If the British government ends the free movement of people, that will have its price. Currently, the 250,000 pets, cats and dogs that travel from Britain to the continent or the other way around each year are managed within an EU framework. Now they'll need hygiene certificates – things we don't even remember.feedback

Gurnek Bains

In this general election, political leaders have failed to challenge the assumption that less immigration would be good for Britain. It might help particular politicians win elections but voters and our national interests will be the losers. There are now political leaders from across the political spectrum who either pretend lower immigration will solve every problem or connive in this deceit. These politicians are not only selling voters short - they are selling our country short too.feedback

David Dome

I've previously and publicly expressed our commitment to a 31 May deadline for finalising the head coach appointment, and after six weeks of winnowing out applications, conducting interviews across three continents (and numerous timezones!), I can happily report that we have met this commitment ahead of schedule. We have a signed contract with our preferred candidate and pending flights and immigration we look forward to presenting our new head coach in Wellington, early June.feedback

Carl Rusnok

Rene Michael Lima Marin currently has final orders of removal from a federal immigration judge.feedback

Ed Cooke

The moves to reduce immigration and increase punitive measures for firms employing non-EU workers will have a disproportionate effect on the retail and retail property sectors, which contribute more than £20bn in taxes to the economy. Given the ongoing economic uncertainty and wavering consumer confidence, retailers in particular would be forgiven for thinking they are fighting a war on two fronts, should these policies be implemented.feedback

Maya Goodfellow

Theresa May’s plan to make photo ID compulsory at polling stations will bar millions of poor voters and Labour supporters from British elections. Nestled among a raft of Ukip-esque anti-immigration policies in the Tory manifesto is a plan to force people to show identification when they vote. No passport, no driving licence? No vote. The Tories say this would stop electoral fraud, but statistics suggest they’re interested in making it harder for people to vote.feedback

Malcolm Press

It's not possible to reduce immigration to 100,000 without impacting on international student numbers.feedback

Kimberly Diego

Everyone is completely devastated. Everything has been turned on its head.feedback

Matthew Bourke

As Secretary Kelly has made clear, ICE will no longer exempt classes or categories of removable aliens from potential enforcement. All of those in violation of the immigration laws may be subject to immigration arrest, detention and, if found removable by final order, removal from the United States.feedback

John Bickley

Under Cameron and Osborne's government, which pledged to bring net immigration down to the 'tens of thousands', with the explicit support of Mrs May, then Home Secretary, gross immigration ran at just under 600,000 a year. Why did Osborne's Tories make this promise and then so disastrously fail to deliver it? Were they incompetent or misleading the British people, most likely both.feedback