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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
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NEW Jul 27 2017
The latest person who has talked about Immigration is Jeff Sessions: “These policies also encourage illegal immigration and even human trafficking by perpetuating the lie that in certain cities, illegal aliens can live outside the law. This is what the American people should be able to expect from their cities and states, and these long overdue requirements will help us take down MS-13 and other violent transnational gangs, and make our country safer.”. You’ll find on this page all the other quotes of Jeff Sessions and all the other people that have spoken about Immigration. You can select these people and their quotes by date, by name, and you can easily have access to the articles from which they originated.
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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

Jeff Sessions

These policies also encourage illegal immigration and even human trafficking by perpetuating the lie that in certain cities, illegal aliens can live outside the law. This is what the American people should be able to expect from their cities and states, and these long overdue requirements will help us take down MS-13 and other violent transnational gangs, and make our country safer.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

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

Fred Midgette

When most people think border security, they think Border Patrol. What we do by intercepting drugs on the high seas has a direct connection to what happens at the southern border in terms of stopping illicit drugs and illegal immigration. When you are stopping drugs at the Rio Grande, that's already a loss. You want to push that stuff off from America as far as you can.feedback

Polly Toynbee

As reality bites, Conservative Euro-fever continues to rage, with pros and antis both rampant. Labour must stand by but prepare to step in. The Brexit crunch is here. Ministers from DExEU, the new Brexit department, trying to bite the promised cake find their teeth breaking on the concrete hard choices. Theresa May’s red lines, her adamantine insistence on total immigration control with no European court of justice oversight, makes the department’s job impossible on single market and customs union access. So James Chapman, the Daily Mail journalist who was previously David Davis’s chief of staff, told Radio 4 on Saturday. There are no cakes, only rocks and hard places. Sticking to her red lines really does mean losing free access for our trade, and the 60% of our exports that go either to the EU or to 45 other countries with EU trade deals. It means lorries paying tariffs backed up around the M25 to Watford.feedback

Lauryn Elaine

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. 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.feedback

Lauryn Elaine

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. Around mid-night Immigration came and busted into our party when all of us girls were sitting at our VIP table enjoying champagne and music. They then rounded us up into a large room and weeded us all out by checked everyone's IDs.feedback

John Kelly

There is nothing the attorney general and I want more than to put human smugglers out of business. And we will do everything in our power – and within the law – to end the flow of illegal migration.feedback

Lenni B. Benson

This seems to me to be a fear-mongering propaganda move that is poorly thought out and not in the best interests of the children.feedback

Cristiane Rosales-Fajardo

Some hadn't seen them since they were newborns. The parents wanted to make sure their children were safe.feedback

Michelle Brané - Women's Refugee Commission

It's punishing parents for trying to save their children's lives. And it's endangering the children in the process.feedback

Pedro Herrera III

The idea was, What if my immigrant cousin got into hip-hop, what would he say and do?feedback

Robert Schenkkan

I wrote the play, this first draft, in a week in October [in 2016], when there was a lot of incendiary rhetoric by the Republican candidate about race and immigration and security. But what was even more challenging was the way in which I felt otherwise responsible individuals, politicians and journalists, were trying to normalize abnormal rhetoric.feedback

Wendy Young

Arresting those who come forward to sponsor unaccompanied children during their immigration proceedings, often parents, is unimaginably cruel. Without caregivers to come forward, many of these children will languish in costly detention centers or be placed in foster care at great expense to states.feedback

Jeff Sessions

Steinle "would still be alive today if only the city of San Francisco had put the public's safety first. How many more Americans must die before we put an end to this madness?feedback

Paul Ryan

(Her killer) should not have been here and she should not have died.feedback

Luis Gutierrez - Brother

Instead, we are voting on a bill to put other people -- in different circumstances -- in jail for longer periods of time. It is a bait-and-switch strategy: Use a horrible tragedy to sell a policy that would not have prevented that death, so that you put more immigrants in jail for longer periods of time.feedback

Ali Noorani

Members of Congress should reject polarizing legislation that would obstruct the efforts of local law enforcement, waste resources and do nothing to keep us safer.feedback

Samantha Bee

In the same way that some guys use forced perspective to make their junk look bigger, ICE is using unpredictable and frankly dick-ish detentions to make 5,000 agents seem like at least 7,000 – 9,000 if you measure from the taint.feedback

Samantha Bee

It is now American policy to make life a terrifying nightmare for millions of residents and their families, many of whom have never known any other home. What's the benefit of making millions of people too scared to go to work or church?feedback

Paul Ryan

This is about protecting law-abiding citizens and getting criminals off of our streets, plain and simple.feedback

Sarah Paoletti

How will the airlines and Customs and Border Patrol treat arriving immigrants from any one of these countries? The airlines don't know immigration law and are now left to figure out what this all means.feedback

Sigmar Gabriel

For a successful migration policy we don't just need bans but also rules which allow us to use immigration as an opportunity. Not just for ethical reasons but quite simply also out of economic self-interest.feedback

David Lapan - Homeland Security

Enforcement is not selective, occasional or arbitrary, it's the law.feedback

Chuck Canterbury - Fraternal Order of Police

Law enforcement officers do not get to pick and choose which laws to enforce, and must carry out lawful orders at the direction of their commanders and the civilian government that employs them.feedback

John Conyers

This bill perpetuates the fiction that immigrants are inherently criminal.feedback

Lorella Praeli

These bills are riddled with constitutional violations that completely disregard the civil and human rights of immigrants.feedback

John Kelly

The word 'sanctuary' calls to mind someplace safe, but too often for families and victims affected by illegal immigrant crime, sanctuary cities are anything but safe. It is beyond my comprehension why federal state and local officials ... would actively discourage or outright prevent law enforcement agencies from upholding the laws of the United States.feedback

Zoe Lofgren

We're not doing bumper stickers here. We are doing laws.feedback

Brad Steinle

Donald Trump talks about Kate Steinle like he knows her. I've never heard a word from his campaign manager, I've never heard a word from him . . . I don't want to be affiliated with someone who doesn't have the common courtesy to reach out and ask about Kate, and our political views and what we want. The federal agencies, the city of San Francisco and the sheriff have all pointed fingers at one another, blaming the other person or the other agency on Kate's death.feedback

Jim Steinle

People would come up and ask us, Where's Kate's Law? Where's Kate's Law?' . . . I didn't get the feeling, any warm and fuzzy feeling that Kate's Law would hit the Senate or be passed. It's depressing and aggravating. We're a bit angry about it, but that's the government we have.feedback

Donald J. Trump

You lost the people that you love because our government refused to enforce our nation's immigration laws and that's including the existing immigration laws. For years the pundits, journalists, politicians in Washington refused to hear your voices, but on Election Day 2016 your voices were heard all across the entire world. No one died in vain, I can tell you that. It's time to support our police to protect our families and to save American lives and also to start getting smart.feedback

John Huber

It also sends a message to the judicial branch, to the judges, that the more that these people commit crimes in their communities, the more often they come back, the more serious the penalties will be.feedback

Luis V. Gutiérrez

They're going to have a hard time figuring out the budget. They're going to have a hard time figuring out their tax cuts. They're going to have a hard time figuring out health care. The one thing they don't have a hard time figuring out is being mean and nasty to immigrants.feedback

Dave Brat

I won on those issues. Trump won on those issues. Hello – only in D.C. can you not hear outside of the bubble.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Countless innocent Americans including the loved ones of many families in the room […] You lost the people that you love because our government refused to enforce our nation's immigration laws and that's including the existing immigration laws. No one died in vain, I can tell you that.feedback

Nisha Agarwal

Being a sanctuary city does not mean that you are out of compliance or trying to violate federal law in any way. We can promote policies and programs that are supportive of immigrant communities and protect public safety.feedback

Donald J. Trump

A total rewrite of our immigration system into a merit-based system.feedback

Jane Golding

We believe the UK government must do a lot more to show that it takes seriously its duty of care and protection to 1.2 million UK citizens in Europe. Otherwise we run the risk of being the sacrificial lambs of Brexit. Most of [Ms May's proposal] is dealing with the immigration status of EU citizens in the UK, yet we represent by far the largest national group of people who will be impacted by the citizens' rights deal. The government strategy is clearly putting our future rights at risk.feedback

David Davis

Half of my task is running a set of projects that make the NASA moon shot look quite simple. My job is to bring back control of migration to Westminster. It is not to slam the door on immigration. We will bring immigration down but in a way and at a pace that does not cause labor shortages or, worse, undermine the nation's need for new talent.feedback

Cecile Richards

It's more important than ever that we stand loud and proud for the ability of any woman–regardless of her income, her geography, her immigration status, her sexuality, her sexual orientation–to access the full range of reproductive health care. We've got to pull the curtains back and be open and honest about this procedure that one in three women will have at some point in their lifetime, and their right to make that decision.feedback

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

Sajid Javid

I can absolutely give you that assurance. We have already made it clear that anyone coming forward, any information they provide either Government or local government will not be used for any kind of immigration check.feedback

Jack Wilenchik

This is really just a fight about immigration law and what it means. And Arpaio is trying to do what a good cop does, which is to enforce the law.feedback

Lee Gelernt

Upholding the law would send a terrible signal to other states that they can enact similar or even more draconian laws.feedback

Ken Paxton

It's reassuring to know that the Trump administration believes in upholding the Constitution and defending the rule of law.feedback

Emma Dent Coad

I've heard this morning, shockingly, that people who have concerns about their immigration status or lack of documentation are still not coming forward and sleeping rough. Some have been told that they might not be eligible for housing and medical services, and may be reported to the Home Office.feedback

Matthew d'Ancona

The Conservative appetite for harder borders ahead of prosperity is waning as voters’ priorities shift too. Conservative leadership candidate of the week is Philip Hammond. Well, it is his turn, and he has been in clover since the election, relishing his transition from soon-to-be-sacked to impregnable chancellor. His Mansion House speech on Tuesday last week was a triumphant brandishing of the spreadsheet at his fallen or diminished foes in Downing Street.feedback

Mark Krikorian

I knew he [Trump] was going to sell us out on some things. I just didn't think DACA was going to be what he sells us out on.feedback

Srujal Parikh

I myself am an immigrant, so I always think this country is built on immigration. These are the people that bring the country up or down. We must be talking about the immigration issue. We must be talking about how they can make a bridge between the two countries.feedback

Sabine Durden

If it was an accident, I could deal with it, but this wasn't an accident, because if that guy wasn't in the country at 5:45 on July 12, 2012, my son would still be alive.feedback

Sabine Durden

You feel like you got the runaround. He would say, You'll never be alone again. You'll never have to fight this alone.feedback

Donald J. Trump

My opponent wants sanctuary cities. But where was the sanctuary for Kate Steinle?feedback

Steve Ronnebeck

As time went on and the more angry I got, that's when I got more active. This is how I deal with my grief.feedback

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

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

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