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Donald J. Trump
I am seriously considering a pardon for Sheriff Arpaio. He has done a lot in the fight against illegal immigration. He's a great American patriot and I hate to see what has happened to him.feedback
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Aug 17 2017
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Jennie Pasquarella - McClatchy

The Trump administration's immigration agenda depends on coercing local law enforcement to be their force multipliers. This bill says that in California, We are not going to be those force multipliers.feedback

Alan Kraut

The fear of people who somehow pollute American culture–this fear goes back to [Thomas] Jefferson. Jefferson worried that migrants to the United States would not appreciate democratic institutions and we would degenerate into a society that would seek a monarch.feedback

William Frey

Trump's immigration plan may seem to be a politically expedient way to reach older whites who are fearful of the nation's changing demography. But … as more white baby boomers retire, the nation's labor force and economic vitality will increasingly depend on [growingly] non-white immigrants and their children. They will be prime contributors to Social Security and Medicare.feedback

Ildefonso Guajardo

That would be a different level of ambition. If the United States can't agree about the essence of immigration reform, it would be (unrealistic) to hope that NAFTA enters into the immigration debate.feedback

Stephen Miller

But your statement's shockingly ahistorical in another respect, too, which is if you look at the history of immigration, it's actually ebbed and flowed. We've had periods of very large waves, followed by periods of less immigration, and more immigration. I am shocked at your statement that you think that only people from Great Britain and Australia would know English. It reveals your cosmopolitan bias to a shocking degree. ... It's so insulting to millions of hard-working immigrants who do speak English from all over the world.feedback

Cyrus R. Vance Jr.

New Yorkers with 10-year-old summons warrants face unnecessary unemployment risk, housing and immigration consequences. And because they fear they will be arrested for the old infraction, they often don't collaborate with law enforcement.feedback

Leigh Marks - Dana

More skilled court management, provided by experienced court administrators, rather than a law enforcement agency with priorities other than fairness and efficiency, would greatly enhance our ability to complete the tasks. For example, cases would not be docketed to make political statements or serve as a show of force by the U.S. government.feedback

John Kelly

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

Kamila Shamsie

Grief spread its wings large like an eagle, grief huddled small like a porcupine, grief needed company, grief craved solitude; grief wanted to remember, wanted to forget.feedback

Neel Kashkari - Federal Reserve

Just going to math, if a big source of economic growth is population growth, and your population growth slows, either because you restrict immigration or because you have fewer babies, your economic growth is going to slow. Do we want economic growth, or not? That's what it comes down to. You can either accept slower growth; you can spend a lot of money to subsidize fertility – child care etc, very expensive – or you can embrace immigration. That's math. You guys have done a pretty good job of embracing immigration and that is a source of economic growth vibrancy.feedback

John Oliver

Miller spoke to the press this week about the White House's support for a draconian immigration bill which would slash legal immigration levels in half over a decade and make citizenship contingent on factors like English ability, education levels and job skills. Just because it wasn't part of the original does not mean it is worthless. Some of the best things ever made were changed partway through. Did you know, for instance, there was a time when 'Fast and Furious' movies didn't have The Rock in them? It's true, and they sucked. That's why they added the fucking Rock.feedback

Hal Dardick - The Chicago Tribune

The city plans to file the paperwork 'first thing on Monday morning,' officials said. … There's also a possibility of other sanctuary cities taking the city's side. Although [Jeff Sessions's] threat to withhold money from the Edward Byrne Justice Assistance grant program from sanctuary cities is not new, the Justice Department late Thursday released conditions for new grant applications[.] … The conditions include complying with a federal law that bars restrictions on local police sharing immigration status information.feedback

Jeff Sessions

By protecting criminals from immigration enforcement, cities and states with so-called 'sanctuary' policies make all of us less safe. We saw that just last week when an illegal alien who had been deported twenty times and was wanted by immigration authorities allegedly sexually assaulted an elderly woman in Portland, a city that refuses to cooperate with immigration enforcement.feedback

Behrouz Boochani

Reliable source says local police and special forces will attack detention centre in coming days. If so, there'll be a big tragedy. The protest at this moment is focused on 'power and water' because immigration cut power and water in the largest compound in Manus. I think in any culture in the world it's so immoral to cut the power and water on innocent people who have committed no crime. We want to let every person in Australia know that your government is doing this immoral act to us.feedback

Michael Chessum

Labour's immigration stance has for far too long been dominated by pandering to the idea that immigration is to blame for a fall in living standards. This isn't just factually wrong, it's also self-defeating – because we need a narrative that is clear and honest about the fact that neo-liberalism and exploitation are the real problem. That has to be backed up with policy, not just sentiment. We beat the Tories when we're principled and offer alternatives – that's the lesson of the general election.feedback

Jim Acosta

Aren't you trying to change what it means to be an immigrant coming into this country if you're telling them you have to speak English? Can't people learn how to speak English when they get here?feedback

Nick Timothy

The country can trust her to get the job done. The fundamental things that the country voted for, that we will leave the EU, control immigration, that the Court of Justice should have no jurisdiction in this country, that we should stop paying membership fees, I'm confident that those things will end.feedback

Thomas Reynaert - A4e

Especially during the peak season of the year, travellers face long lines and can't get on their flights. Queuing for up to four hours has been the top record these days; airports like Madrid, Palma de Mallorca, Lisbon, Lyon, Paris-Orly, Milan or Brussels are producing shameful pictures of devastated passengers in front of immigration booths, in lines stretching hundreds of metres. At some airports, flight delays have increased by 300% compared to last year – Member States must take the responsibility for this.feedback

Nathan Damigo

Policies of mass immigration have been called by the new right 'the great replacement'. There's a paradox in screaming racism at a people while promoting policies that would lead to the destruction of their identity and their culture.feedback

Alfonso Aguilar

This is not a conservative Bill. I think it's horrible legislation. It will take us back to the years when preference was given to people from northern Europe.feedback

Tom Cotton

This is probably our third or fourth visit to the Oval Office to work with President Trump. We're not trying to boil the ocean here and change everything about our immigration law.feedback

Elaine Chao

I remember how tough it was to try to learn a new culture, a new language and just to adapt to, like, ordinary daily stuff like the food. Like, most Chinese don't eat meat between breads.feedback

Gwenda Blair

He came to New York, and, after he learnt English, he went to the West Coast, ran restaurants, amassed a nest egg, then went back to Kallstadt, married the girl next door and brought her to New York.feedback

Julia Sand

A congress of ignorant school boys could not devise more idiotic legislation. It is not only behind the age, but behind several ages – not only opposed to the spirit of American institutions but opposed to the spirit of civilization all the world over.feedback

Julia Sand

I must tell you that your veto of the Chinese Bill delighted me. And, what is more to the point, a great many other people also were pleased – pleased and surprised. Don't you feel flattered how awfully surprised they are, whenever you do anything good? Well, go on surprising them. But I am never surprised, because I expected it of you.feedback

Giovanni Peri

The average American worker is more likely to lose than to gain from immigration restrictions.feedback

Richard Spencer

It's offensive that such a beautiful, inspiring statue was ever associated with ugliness, weakness, and deformity.feedback

Khanh Hoang

This raises questions as to the government's ability to accurately project shortages in the labor market, leading to underemployment or over-employment in some areas.feedback

Bob Birrell

Australia has this image internationally that our points-tested skill program is delivering a high quality, skilled work force. I think that's a myth. Our points-selected skilled migration program is full of holes.feedback

Khanh Hoang

Some suggest a points test is a crude measure that does not account for 'soft' attributes desired by employers such as communications skills, the ability to learn on the job, or resilience.feedback

Bob Birrell

There's no assessment as to whether the skills that the applicant possesses are actually in demand here.feedback

Simon Jenkins

We’re addicted to travel, and the government is our pusher, tempting us into ever more hellish journeys. I’m in a hurry. You’re in my way. They are bloody tourists. My journey is vital, yours discretionary and theirs absurdly unnecessary. Transport policy has always been the orchestration of selfishness. This coming week, travel to Europe’s most popular air destinations will apparently be hell. “Security” will mean hours of queues at immigration, though the delays seem curiously aimed at non-Schengen nationals, notably the British, in a foretaste of hard Brexit to come.feedback

Stephen Miller

By prioritizing higher paid workers, you basically end the practice more or less of seeking out immigrant workers to come in at lower pay.feedback

Thomas E. Perez

Democrats believe diversity is our biggest strength, and we will continue to stand with the immigrant communities that enrich our country every day.feedback

Alfonso Aguilar

I'm not sure it's racist, but it clearly is trying to exclude certain types of people.feedback

Robert Menendez

Unfortunately, today's proposal is a sad reminder that the Republican agenda on immigration is the product of extremists who prey on immigrants while the majority of Americans … continue to ask for practical, common sense immigration policies that put people and families first without harming our economy in the name of nativism.feedback

Lizet Ocampo

President Trump continues to demonstrate that he is willing to abandon our country's values in order to push his own extreme agenda and score a few political points.feedback

Teresa Cardinal Brown

Immigration is a national imperative for the United States, fueling economic growth and supporting our nation's retirees. The RAISE Act's goal of reducing legal immigration is a threat to the U.S. economy and would place additional strains on the Social Security system by reducing the size of the labor force.feedback

Joel Prakken - Macroeconomic Advisers

What's behind that projection is the assumption of labor force growth and productivity growth ... that is a combination of assumptions about the participation rate and the growth of the population. Our assumptions of the population come from the Census Bureau.feedback

Joel Prakken - Macroeconomic Advisers

It's another one of these cases where [a law] could have adverse consequences that move in the opposite direction of some other initiative the administration is trumpeting.feedback

Diane Swonk

It's half of labor force growth today. Going forward it's a bigger drag. We have yet to meet the critical mass of baby boomer's retiring. That's still ahead. The real issue is what would it do to potential growth in an economy where we need more people to replace retirees. You're closing another door to offset the drag from an aging population.feedback

Joel Prakken - Macroeconomic Advisers

The effect gets bigger over time because the Census assumptions for immigration keep growing and and growing and growing, and the bill would not allow any growth. It's already a million a year and it gets bigger as it goes out. Implicit in the Census projections is either more illegal immigration, or somehow immigration reform allows an increase in the legal immigrants. This issue is not going to go away. It is a big deal.feedback

Joel Prakken - Macroeconomic Advisers

If you cut the labor force growth in half you probably take two to three tenths of a percentage point off GDP growth every year over the next decade.feedback

Donald Trumphas

This legislation demonstrates our compassion for struggling American families who deserve an immigration system that puts their needs first, and puts America first.feedback

Stephen Miller

Well, first of all, right now it's a requirement that to be naturalized you have to speak English, so the notion that speaking English wouldn't be a part of our immigration systems would actually be very ahistorical. Secondly I don't want to get off into a whole thing about history here, but the Statute of Liberty is a symbol of liberty and lightening the world. It's a symbol of American liberty lightening the world. The poem that you're referring to that was added later, is not actually part of the original Statue of Liberty.feedback

Bennie Thompson

It's not surprising that President Trump's decree to drastically expand the Border Patrol and increase his deportation force was put in place without a clear need for the 15,000 new agents and officers or a plan for hiring and deploying them. I hope DHS goes back to the drawing board and shows us the need for new personnel along with a clear plan on how to better manage them once deployed.feedback

Donald J. Trump

It's a basic principle that those seeking to enter a country ought to be able to support themselves financially, yet in America, we do not enforce this rule, straining the very public resources that our poorest citizens rely upon. Switching away from this current system of lower-skilled immigration, and instead adopting a merit-based system, we will have so many more benefits. It will save countless dollars, raise workers' wages, and help struggling families - including immigrant families - enter the middle class.feedback

Donald J. Trump

This competitive application process will favor applicants who can speak English, financially support themselves and their families, and demonstrate skills that will contribute to our economy. The RAISE Act prevents new migrants and new immigrants from collecting welfare and protects U.S. workers from being displaced. And that's a very big thing. They're not going to come in and just immediately go and collect welfare. That doesn't happen under the RAISE Act. They can't do that.feedback

Donald J. Trump

This legislation demonstrates our compassion for struggling American families who deserve an immigration system that puts their needs first and that puts America first. The reforms in the RAISE Act will help ensure that newcomers to our wonderful country will be assimilated, will succeed, and will achieve the American dream.feedback

Donald J. Trump

This legislation demonstrates our compassion for struggling American families who deserve an immigration system that puts their needs first and that puts America first. It puts great downward pressure on people who work with their hands and work on their feet. For some people, they may think that's a symbol of America's virtue and generosity. I think it's a symbol that we're not committed to working class Americans and we need to change that.feedback

Donald J. Trump

This competitive application process will favor applicants who can speak English, financially support themselves and their families and demonstrate skills that will contribute to our economy. This legislation, will not only restore our competitive edge in the 21st century, but it will restore the sacred bonds of trust between America and its citizens. This legislation demonstrates our compassion for struggling American families who deserve an immigration system that puts their needs first and that puts America first.feedback

Sylvie Bermann

Generally speaking this scaremongering about immigration was exaggerated.feedback

Sharoon Thomas

Canada's immigration policy makes you feel more welcome than the U.S.feedback

Andreas Kraemer

People here are extremely nervous. This whole area is driven by immigration.feedback

Mick Jagger

I went to see England but it wasn't there/ I think I lost it down the back of my chair/ I think I'm losing my imagination/ I'm tired of talking about immigration. Had a girl in Lisbon, a girl in Rome/ Now I'll have to stay at home/ So lock the shutters, bolt the doors/London's gonna be like Singapore.feedback

Behrouz Boochani

We are not safe outside the fences, and immigration are trying to make life impossible for us inside. We are protesting peacefully for our human rights, and to call on Australia to uphold its commitments to offer us protection as refugees.feedback

Phil Robertson - Human Rights Watch

Since the South Korean constitution recognizes all Koreans as its citizens, it is possible for Thailand to recognize South Korea as a legitimate destination to deport North Koreans.feedback

Ray Ybarra Maldonado

You need a certain mindset. You have to be a very strong-willed individual who's willing to make that personal sacrifice to make a larger statement towards immigration law. It's not just about an individual staying here; it's something much bigger than that. It's almost like being incarcerated. You can't live the life you want to live.feedback

Chonlathai Rattanaruang

We have seen many North Koreans entering the country in several northeastern provinces along the Mekong River in the last few years.feedback

Susan Bolton

Testimony shows that Defendant knew of the order and what the order meant in regards to the [Maricopa County Sheriff's Office] policy of detaining persons who did not have state charges for turnover to [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] for civil immigration violations. Despite this knowledge, Defendant broadcast to the world and to his subordinates that he would and they should continue 'what he had always been doing.feedback

Philip Hammond

We've been clear that it will be some time before we are able to introduce full migration controls between the UK and the European Union. People have talked about a year, two years, maybe three years.feedback

Kathryn Coiner-Collier

If you go in there without an attorney, you will have to know the law just like the judge.feedback

María Arita

First they killed my brother-in-law. Then they killed my father-in-law. Then . . . they shot another brother-in-law. That's when my husband realized he had to get out, and he left for the United States. Then they broke down the door of my house. I wasn't home, but they left a message saying they were going to kidnap my son to make my husband come back.feedback

Joanna Gaughan

We all know we are going to be yelled at and belittled by the judges in this court. A lot of lawyers just don't feel like putting themselves in that line of fire for an asylum case.feedback

Evelyn Smallwood

Negativity permeates the community. People talk among themselves. I got the meanest judge; I shouldn't go to court.' They just feel the outcome is the same if they do go to court and if they don't.feedback

Miriam Cruz Oliva

They charged me $100 for a consultation and told me to fill it out myself. It's a lot of money.feedback

Viridiana Martínez

We should set up billboards on the highway for people coming from the border. Keep going, don't stop in Charlotte!feedback

Dan Satterberg

There's certainly a line of argument that says, Nope, we're not going to consider all your individual circumstances, we want to treat everybody the same. But more and more, my eyes are open that treating people the same means that there isn't a life sentence of deportation that might accompany that conviction. It's easier to say, I don't want to know about the potential immigration consequences, and I don't care. It's harder when you want to know. Then it does require you to know more and to be more creative and to take more of a risk with the case.feedback

Karan Bilimoria

If the public knew that other countries use an EU directive to repatriate thousands of individuals, they would realise the Brexit emperor has no clothes• Karan Bilimoria is a crossbench peer. Concern over immigration was one of the most important factors for those who voted for Brexit, yet we already have the power to take back control of the free movement of EU citizens to the UK – we just aren’t using it. Both major political parties’ front benches, and even cabinet members, are divided when it comes to whether Britain should remain in the single market, which entails allowing free movement of people within the EU. But the reality of immigration in Britain today is a far cry from the public’s perception.feedback

Jeremy Hunt

That will take a period of time to do that. But we recognise that hospitals recruiting from the EU is a very, very important part of what they do and we want to have a gradual transition into a new immigration policy that is voted on and decided on by the British people through parliament, which we can't do at the moment through the EU.feedback

Sam Nunberg

He saw Sessions as someone he could develop a natural rapport with. Sessions was 100 percent simpatico on Trump's major issues: immigration, trade, veterans' care. He was also willing to engage. That was the start.feedback

Donald J. Trump

For many years, [Gang Members] have exploited America's weak borders and lax immigration enforcement, to bring drugs and violence to cities and towns all across America. They're there right now because of weak political leadership […] weak policing, and in many cases because the police weren't allowed to do their job. I met police that are great police that aren't allowed to do their job because they have a pathetic mayor or a mayor that doesn't know what's going on.feedback

Bob Goodlatte

The bills crack down on dangerous sanctuary policies that needlessly put innocent lives at risk.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We're calling on all members of Congress to honor grieving American families by passing these lifesaving measures in the House, in the Senate, and then sending them to my desk for a very rapid signature. I promise you–it will be done quickly.feedback

Chris Chmielenski

Of course our biggest concern is that ... they do pass the sanctuary cities bill, they do pass Kate's Law through the Senate, and Trump signs them into law and then that's it, no further action is taken.feedback

Robert Menendez

Instead of criminalizing and scapegoating immigrants, Congress should be offering workable comprehensive reforms that actually strengthen our economy and national security. Until then, we will continue to be a firm wall of resistance–using all tools at our disposal–to prevent Republicans from blindly trying to sanction this administration's mass deportation agenda.feedback

Jessica Vaughan

If only Kate's Law passes, it changes almost nothing. Just passing Kate's Law is a tiny drop in the bucket of what needs to change. If they don't pass the sanctuary bill, we're going to continue to have a huge public-safety problem with sanctuary policies. If they miss this opportunity, [it's] not a good sign for future legislation–then it looks like we're condemned to bicker over issues endlessly without really changing anything.feedback

Chris Chmielenski

Its prospects really depend on how much pressure [the] administration puts on those Democrats that are up for reelection in 2018. We don't think [Kate's Law is] necessarily an impactful piece of legislation, but because you did have 24 Democrats cross over party lines and vote with the Republicans on it–and because it does have some branding, it has some national name recognition–I think there's a good chance that it's going to come to the Senate floor.feedback

Cristobal Alex

I think it's shameful that these members, this handful of Democrats, decided to stand with Donald Trump instead of with Latinos and immigrants–instead of their own constituents.feedback

Jose Magaña-Salgado

I think generally we're concerned that this represents the congressional implementation of Trump's executive orders on immigration.feedback

Amber Rudd

Leaving the European Union gives us the opportunity to take control of immigration from the EU. We will ensure we continue to attract those who benefit us economically, socially and culturally. But, at the same time, our new immigration system will give us control of the volume of people coming here, giving the public confidence we are applying our own rules on who we want to come to the UK and helping us to bring down net migration to sustainable levels.feedback

Thomas Reynaert - A4e

Especially during the peak season of the year, travellers face long lines and can't get on their flights. Queuing for up to four hours has been the top record these days; airports like Madrid, Palma de Mallorca, Lisbon, Lyon, Paris-Orly, Milan or Brussels are producing shameful pictures of devastated passengers in front of immigration booths, in lines stretching hundreds of metres. Member States need to take all necessary measures now to prevent such disruptions and deploy appropriate staff and resources in sufficient numbers to carry out the requested checks.feedback

Pablo Alvarado

Despite his efforts to terrify people, a consensus is emerging that ICE itself constitutes a threat to public safety. It is now time for lawmakers to draw upon the courage that immigrants are showing in the face of unprecedented racism and scapegoating.feedback

Amber Rudd

It's going to invite people to submit their views across the whole of the country and then we will listen to what the evidence is, what the essence and value is, the positive elements and challenges of immigration from the EU across the whole country. That is why, once we have left the EU, this government will apply its own immigration rules and requirements that will meet the needs of UK businesses, but also of wider society.feedback

Boris Johnson

I haven't seen the study you talk of because I've been here in Australia for the last couple of days and travelling for the last week but all I can give you is my own views about the value of immigration and the value of having an open approach to it. I say what I have always said: as a society, the City of London benefited massively from having talent come to our shores. We benefit from a large Australian population; I think we had 400,000 French people living in London when I was mayor. That doesn't mean that you can't control it (and) that's all that I think people want to see.feedback

Brandon Lewis

(It is) our determination to see net migration fall to sustainable levels and we think that is around tens of thousands – it's something we've had and continue to have as our long-term aim. If this was an easy thing to do we would have already done it. We cannot, people know, control our net migration levels fully until we leave the European Union.feedback

Evelyn Rodriguez

Stop cutting our funding. The more you cut services, the more our kids are going to be out on the street, getting into mischief. We got to do something. We cannot let this continue. I have to keep reminding them that they are not here for your immigration status. There are days where you feel like you want your world to end, just like your child's. Then you realize you have a new purpose: to fight, so that your child's death is not in vain.feedback

Evelyn Rodriguez

That's big – he's acknowledging it even more. I don't really get into the immigration thing. I believe everybody has a chance to make it in the United States, but if you're coming here to be a criminal and to be garbage, then we don't need you. But if you're here to do the right thing for your family and work hard, I back you up.feedback

Evelyn Rodriguez

I'm going to break it down for him. Look, I'm not here to tell you how to do your job; I'm not here to talk about immigration.feedback

Sarah Stevens

International students make an enormous contribution to the UK and we need an immigration system that lets universities recruit the brightest and best to come and study here. If we are asking policy-makers to take decisions based on dubious figures it is hard to see how we can end up with a system of student immigration that delivers for the UK.feedback

Alastair Goodridge

It's not recognised in this part of the world that you might want to just come here to travel, so explaining to immigration authorities is sometimes a challenge. They're not suspicious, they just don't understand. They ask: 'What are you really here for? The Church? Journalists?feedback

Heidi Alexander

It beggars belief that the government have taken a year to get round to asking for expert evidence on the role played by EU nationals in our country. Our immigration policy has been governed by anecdote and scaremongering, rather than evidence, since the moment Theresa May set foot in the Home Office in 2010. The timing of this announcement shows the total lack of preparation and understanding that has typified this government's attitude to Brexit so far.feedback

Sarah Huckabee Sanders

The president's been very clear about where he is. He's obviously disappointed but also wants the attorney general to continue to focus on the things that the attorney general does. He wants him to lead the Department of Justice. He wants [him] to do that strongly. He wants him to focus on things like immigration, leaks, and a number of other issues and I think that's what his focus is at this point.feedback

Cristy Andrino

We hope that since they're victims they'll have some immigration relief. They're like any victims.feedback

Heidi Alexander

[Gardiner] starts by asserting the reasons he says people voted for Brexit last year – a list that could have come straight out of Tory central office – sovereignty, immigration and the ECJ. But what about the false promise of large amounts of extra money for the NHS? What about the British prime minister who hyped up his negotiations with the EU but came back with very little to show for it?feedback

Jeff Sessions

Some jurisdictions in this country refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities and turn over illegal aliens who commit crimes – even MS-13 gang members. These policies are often called 'sanctuary' policies. But they are giving sanctuary not to their law-abiding residents; they are giving sanctuary to criminals.feedback

Dan Patrick

Sanctuary cities entice people to believe they can come to America and Texas and live outside the law. Sanctuary cities also enable human smugglers and cartels. Today, these people paid a terrible price and demonstrate why we need a secure border and legal immigration reform so we can control who enters our country.feedback

Joaquin Castro

This represents a symptom of a broken immigration system that Congress, of which I am a part, has had the chance to fix but has not. That's a colossal failure that has a human cost.feedback

Laura Quiroga

My children are not well, they are very sad because they cannot see their dad and they do not understand why this is happening. Raul is the only support for the family, and we are being evicted from our apartment. I hope we can stay in the US but I'm very afraid he'll be deported at any time.feedback

Maria Asuncion Bilbao

A deportation monster is being created by asking Congress [for] millions of dollars to increase detentions and deportations. At times like these all we have is each other, and we have no choice but to organise and fight together.feedback

Rebecca Sharpless

That a US citizen was held illustrates the problematic nature of these detainers, and one of our claims is there's an insufficient probable cause finding on the detainer. We warned the county; we wrote to the mayor and commissioners before they decided to go forward, stating it was unlawful and that it was bad policy because it mixes immigration policy with our criminal justice system. They failed to heed our warning.feedback

Liam Fox

We will look to see what we are going to do in terms of making that a smooth transition for our businesses, to give them maximum certainty and to cause minimal disruption. Frankly, having waited for over 40 years to leave the European Union, 24 months would be a rounding area, whether that's 23, whether that's 25 is not a huge deal and nor is it an ideological one. It's about the practical issues we would face about getting, for example, any new immigration system into place, getting any new customs system into place.feedback

Donald J. Trump

You have a gang called MS-13. They don't like to shoot people. They like to cut people. They do things that nobody can believe.feedback

Marielena Hincapie

This is troubling on several levels. For one, the gang databases in places like California are rife with errors. We have seen babies labelled as potential gang members.feedback

David Leopold

In many cases, children don't freely decide to join a gang. They are threatened by older gang members and forced to get a gang tattoo if they live in a certain neighbourhood.feedback

Lindsey Graham

I am hoping we can find a pathway forward with President Trump. Wouldn't it be ironic if the man who started his campaign talking about illegal immigration in a very tough way would be the man who started the country on the path of solving the problem? This problem will not fix itself.feedback

Lindsey Graham

I got involved because when John ran for president in 2000, he wanted to fix a broken immigration system because he is from Arizona and he sees the down side of illegal immigration.feedback

Ira Mehlman

At some point, we expect you to go home. To simply say we are going to keep expanding it, then it's no longer temporary. It's a backdoor immigration system. There seem to be some expectations that the countries have to be a paradise before we send people back home.feedback

Lindsey Graham

The moment of reckoning is coming. President Trump, you're going to have to make a decision. The campaign is over. The question for the Republican party is, what do we tell people? How do we treat them? Here's my answer: we treat them fairly. We do not pull the rug out from under them. No more 'woe is me'. He is yelling at me to buck up. So I'm going to buck up. I've stopped letting 30% of the people who are mad about immigration to determine how I behave … When they write the history of these times, I'm going to be with these kids.feedback

Kellyanne Conway

Changed it to, What's fair to the American worker who's competing with the illegal immigrant for the job? What's fair to the local economy? What's fair to our local resources – law enforcement, the school system, housing? What's fair to a sovereign nation that needs physical borders that are respected?feedback

Donald J. Trump

There is a very good chance we can do a solar wall, which would actually look good. A nation without borders is not a nation.feedback

John Kelly

What we've simply said is, if you are an illegal alien in the United States, you should be concerned about being in the United States illegally. We know by polling that the Central Americans in particular are unsure of what's happening. Consequently, they are less inclined to spend what amounts to be their life savings to come up to the United States.feedback

John Kelly

Certainly, if someone thinks they can hang solar panels on there and reduce the carbon emissions and sell energy both to Mexico and the United States and it benefits everybody, sounds like a good idea to me.feedback

Sean Mills - Snapchat

The Snapchat audience cares deeply about what's going on in the world and they want to know more. What they care about are the issues: climate change, gun violence, immigration, how they're going to pay for college. We see real spikes when we cover issues that they care about.feedback

Tania Mejia

The idea for Quinceañeras at the Capitol came from one of our volunteers. She had been going to the Capitol for rallies and events against SB4 and saw young women taking quinceañera photos at the Capitol. We thought that this event would be a great way to show people that this is our home, celebrate our culture, and send the message that young Latinas are standing up to the ongoing attacks on our community by our elected officials who work at the Capitol.feedback

Tom Cotton

Donald Trump recognizes that it's possible to be both pro-immigrant and to believe that immigration levels are too high and skewed against educated, high-skilled, English-speaking immigrants.feedback

Stephen Miller

Immigration policy affects every aspect of life – incomes, schools, hospitals, community resources. Prioritizing the needs of American workers over powerful special interests is not merely a core issue for Republicans, but also independents and massive numbers of Democrats.feedback

Lou Barletta

He campaigned on restoring the rule of law. He never wavered, never backed off. He's still doing what he said he was going to do.feedback

Adam DeSanctis

You could easily make the point that perhaps their uptick was wanting to buy now before new immigration policy was in place.feedback

Lawrence Yun

Realtors in some markets are reporting that the effect of tighter regulations on capital outflows in China and weaker currencies in Canada and the U.K. have somewhat cooled non-resident foreign buyer interest in early 2017. Stricter foreign government regulations and the current uncertainty on policy surrounding U.S. immigration and international trade policy could very well lead to a slowdown in foreign investment.feedback

Anne Doebler

Why do we want to use our vehicle and traffic laws to enforce an immigration policy when it's detrimental to public safety? I don't want someone to hit me who doesn't have insurance. I don't care what their immigration status is.feedback

Bayard Winthrop

If you go through our supply chain and talk to a lot of the business that are ginning cotton, dyeing and finishing cotton, what you hear pretty universally is they have open job requests but few people actually want these entry-level, lower-wage jobs.feedback

Mark Zandi - Moody's Analytics

Limiting immigration to the U.S. is a grave mistake. The only way to meaningfully increase U.S. economic growth on a sustained basis anytime soon is to increase immigration.feedback

Carl Tannenbaum - Northern Trust

Countries that get collectively older are granted fewer patents, start fewer small businesses and take fewer risks with capital.feedback

Martin Barnes

There is a case for adopting a Canada-style system of 'points' whereby preference is given to people with desired skills.feedback

Bernard Baumohl - The Economic Outlook Group

Restricting immigration will only condemn us to chronically low rates of economic growth. It also increases the risk of the recession.feedback

Tony Blair

The French and Germans share some of the British worries, notably around immigration, and would compromise on freedom of movement. Inevitably, therefore, Europe will comprise an inner and outer circle. Reform is now on Europe's agenda. The European leaders, certainly from my discussions, are willing to consider changes to accommodate Britain, including around freedom of movement.feedback

Theresa May

Since the government announcement last week, we have come into contact with some people in this situation and, if there are more of them, we want them to have the confidence to come forward and speak to us. The main concerns relate to undocumented people not coming forward because of fears about their immigration status after 12 months. Firstly, that will have an impact on the world of the inquiry because you are potentially losing the number of eyewitnesses that could be there. Second, it's about making sure that people are able to access the provisions that the government has put in place.feedback

Nick Harvey

We have been doing outreach work but we have not had any patients coming to the last two clinics. A lot of people seem to have gone under the radar. What we also seem to be seeing – even though Theresa May said that there would be no immigration checks on people who survived the fire – is a concern by some people about putting their name on to the NHS database, too. It's something that people are afraid of.feedback

Carl Rusnok

(Al-bumohammed) has been on an order of supervision with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement since about 2010. Since he did not appear for a scheduled July 13 ICE appointment, he is currently an ICE fugitive.feedback

Barry Diller

I can't blame them for the current situation. What would be the point of bringing it up to someone who has no curiosity, doesn't listen, etc.? Why would anybody bother? 'We're going to lose talent, rather than importing talent that we always need'. The immigration policies are reprehensible.feedback

Donald J. Trump

It's a decision that I make, and it's a decision that's very very hard to make. I really understand the situation now. I understand the situation very well. What I'd like to do is a comprehensive immigration plan. But our country and political forces are not ready yet. In other words, if you can't see through that wall -- so it could be a steel wall with openings, but you have to have openings because you have to see what's on the other side of the wall.feedback

John Kelly

It supports critical aviation security, disaster relief, cybersecurity, and immigration enforcement measures, which are all essential to protecting our nation and preserving our way of life.feedback

Leon E. Panetta

John Kelly is being a good Marine. He was loyal to me, and he's loyal to his commander in chief. I don't think some of the things the department is doing reflect the views of John Kelly.feedback

Kamala Harris

During his confirmation hearing, Mr. Kelly came across as this person who would be a moderating voice in the Trump administration, someone who would speak truth to power. But that's not what we're seeing from him as secretary of Homeland Security. Under him, this agency has seemed eager to carry out the destructive immigration policies of this administration.feedback

Erroll Southers - FBI

You can't just focus on threats by ISIS or other groups, although it's important. But there are real threats here at home that have to be addressed.feedback

Keir Starmer

Chancellor Philip Hammond [is] adopting language very close to ours. We say putting jobs and the economy first, he says putting jobs and prosperity first. We say no over the cliff, he says transitional measures. We say no arbitrary cap on immigration, and he says don't cut off migration.feedback

Scott Berlin

I do as many as I determine are secured. I evaluate risk. I try to be a little compassionate but I try to be very selective, too. I have to be, otherwise I wouldn't exist, I just wouldn't make it. If somebody fails to show up for an immigration bond, differently than a state bond, the feds don't give you the money back. That's it, conversation over.feedback

Jeff Clayton

The Justice Department largely controls immigration bail and whether that market is going to shrink or increase we don't know, because we don't know what the policies are going to be.feedback

Jeff Sessions

Some 300 jurisdictions in this country refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities regarding illegal aliens who commit crimes – even MS-13 gang members. These jurisdictions are protecting criminals rather than their law-abiding residents.feedback

Tim Martin

It doesn't amount to much under WTO rules – and still do better than deals with the EU.feedback

David Page

The long-term Brexit impact is unknown; it is, however, already affecting the availability of skilled European restaurant staff. The result of the EU Referendum has created considerable uncertainty of immigration status of EU nationals. To mitigate these issues the Group has invested in its human resources teams and has implemented a number of incentive schemes designed to retain key individuals.feedback

Stephanie Malin

In order to demonstrate that they are admissible, the applicant must overcome ALL grounds of inadmissibility including health-related grounds, criminality, security reasons, public charge, labor certification, illegal entrants and immigration violations, documentation requirements, and miscellaneous grounds.feedback

Sarah Sherman-Stokes

Just as the administration ramps up caseloads, it’s canceling training for judges.feedback

Kazi Mannan

They said I was going work like a donkey. I was grateful. I wanted the work. I am now part of this American society as an immigrant contributing to this country. The majority of immigrants have the same goals -- to work hard and bring prosperity to their families. Keep immigration if you want to keep America great.feedback

Deidre McPhillips

While our methodology did not focus on refugees specifically, it did take into account immigration policies and integration measures per analysis from the United Nations. Our aim with this package was to focus on the economic aspects of immigration and the impacts this could have on a country's perceived standing in the world.feedback

Josh Rogin

The White House may transfer consular functions from State to Homeland Security.feedback

Omer Celik

This cannot be even in question. We are rejecting all kinds of proposal to drop accession talks between Turkey and EU in favour of strong cooperation in the areas of terror, immigration and other subjects.feedback

Charles Stewart

How many Manuel Rodríguezes born in 1945 who are citizens are going to be on an immigration list? There are likely to be several. How will you know if he's the immigrant, or he is one of the several people with that name who are citizens and legally registered?feedback

Joe Arpaio

ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) has been taking them off our hands when we have no state charges. They don't give you money if they don't believe in you.feedback

Leon Fresco

They are having it both ways now. The cities are saying, we will not in any way do anything that affirmatively increases the amount of immigration enforcement that is occurring in our city. Having said that, if a federal official asks us for information, we will provide this information.feedback

Adam Chilton

The Supreme Court finally has a chance to change precedent on immigration law.feedback

Holly Cooper

What we were seeing is that certain kids that the Office of Refugee Resettlement thinks are a flight risk or a danger were being detained without any judicial process to release them. On behalf of those kids, we would go to immigration court and say we want a bond hearing, referring to the settlement, but the government would say there's no bond hearing.feedback

Jenny Martinez

The City of Chicago submitted our letter to the U.S. Department of Justice, which demonstrates our compliance with the law as other cities have also done. But make no mistake, Chicago will continue to be a welcoming city and stand up for the values that have made us a beacon of hope for immigrants and refugees from around the world for generations.feedback

Rebecca Sharpless

It goes to show just how sloppy this is. What immigration does is check a box on a boilerplate form saying they have probable cause to hold someone in custody, and that is supposed to be constitutionally sufficient to detain them. That's what we're saying is wrong.feedback

Nestor Yglesias

ICE lodges detainers on aliens who were arrested on local criminal charges when the agency has probable cause to believe an alien is removable from the United States.feedback

Cecillia Wang

Hundreds of jurisdictions have decided that they don't unquestioningly comply with ICE detainers. It buys them into lawsuits and forces them to violate people's rights. And that is anathema to our system of constitutional liberties.feedback

Aman Mojadidi

It made sense with the notion of what Times Square is – a highly visible, international space. This issue of immigration has become so politicized. Globally, any sort of major city is built on immigration rather than destroyed by it.feedback

Diane Abbott

I'm pleased to see the government has met the request I raised in the Commons on Monday for an immigration amnesty for Grenfell survivors. Without an immigration amnesty there may well be people we never know about, and too many people who need help who will not receive it. But this does not go far enough to ensure the confidence of those affected. Why would they volunteer their details knowing that in just 12 months they could face deportation? The amnesty must be indefinite to be truly effective.feedback

Timothy Gassin

Some, given the option to return to New Zealand, choose to stay and appeal the decision. They've built a life in Australia, they've got wives and kids in Australia. They might own a home in Australia. The fact that people can still move freely shows that yes, it's a special arrangement that doesn't exist with other countries. But as far as immigration goes, it's been step after step backwards.feedback

Marcin Matczak

This government hates anything they don't have full control over. Don't you think Trump would like the power to control the courts when it is blocking his immigration moves?feedback

Charles Kupchan

The G20 agenda is set for some uncomfortable conversations. It will be dominated by climate change, by free trade, by immigration, and these are issues where Trump is – more or less – alone. The top line will be: Is Trump – as he was during his first trip to Europe – the odd man out.feedback

Lauryn Elaine

We do not get paid for these events so we were wrongfully taken because they abused their authority and thought they could shake down Playboy Mexico by taking us. Happy to be out!!! Being in Mexican Immigration detainment was AWFUL!! They were so mean!feedback

Lauryn Elaine

Around midnight, immigration came and busted into our party when all of us girls were sitting at our VIP tables enjoying champagne and music. They then rounded us up into a large room and weeded us all out by checking everyone's IDs. We do not get paid for these events so we were wrongfully taken because they abused their authority and thought they could shake down Playboy Mexico by taking us. We came to Mexico to celebrate each other's company and to gain publicity with our fans by coming to these parties in Meridá and Cancun.feedback

George Newhouse

Over a decade ago the Department of Immigration were criticised for acting like a bunch of cowboys because of their failure to implement due process and to make proper investigations – all because they were under pressure to deport people and please their political masters.feedback