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And from next autumn, banks will have to do regular checks to ensure they are not providing essential banking services to illegal migrants.feedback
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NEW Sep 22 2017
The latest person who has talked about Immigration is Donald J. Trump: “They didn't have a policy, but what they did have going for them is that they were not meanspirited about it. What they were is they were kind.”. You’ll find on this page all the other quotes of Donald J. Trump 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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All quotes about Immigration

Lauren Markham

In the Northern Triangle – Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador – a 'better life,' for many, means a life where they are not afraid of being killed.feedback

Lauren Markham

To connect all of them would mean building through massive swaths of harsh deserts and high mountains.feedback

Lauren Markham

Just when things had started to stabilize and he was thinking about going back to school, his brothers appeared, needing food, a place to sleep and Bob Marley T-shirts.feedback

Jeff Sessions

Such policies undermine the moral authority of law and undermine the safety of the jurisdictions that adopt them. Federal immigration authorities properly lodged a detainer against Martinez just a few months before, asking to be notified when he was set to be released. But authorities in Oregon refused.feedback

Cyrus Mehta

One way to have an immigration policy that's consistent with the policy that's been articulated by the Trump administration is to put more scrutiny on H-1B cases.feedback

Jeff Sessions

To win this multi-front war against rising crime, we need to use every lawful tool we have. And we need to eliminate all bad policies. I urge the city of Portland, the state of Oregon, and every sanctuary jurisdiction to reconsider. These policies do far greater damage than many understand. At its root, they are a rejection of our immigration laws and a declaration of open borders. Sanctuary policies endanger us all. Federal immigration authorities properly lodged a detainer against Martinez just a few months before, asking to be notified when he was set to be released.feedback

Nancy Pelosi

What I interpret from what you are saying that you do not want us to proceed with the DREAM Act because it is not comprehensive immigration reform. We all are fighting for comprehensive immigration reform.feedback

Rob Paral

There's no question that immigration is benefiting a lot of cities, including small cities. I don't think it's just big-city Democratic mayors who support [legal immigration].feedback

Rob Paral

Voices against immigration have been raised by local residents of areas where few immigrants live and, indeed, where the general population may be in numeric decline.feedback

Rob Paral

You can find exceptions to this, but there's a kind of a tolerance in the Midwest that you don't see elsewhere. You can look at some of the Southern states that passed … draconian local ordinances against immigrants, but as a general pattern you don't have those anti-immigrant policies here.feedback

Christina Pope

The movement really is widespread. Just in the past year, we have about doubled membership in the Midwest.feedback

Rob Paral

Cities of the American Midwest were largely built by immigration. Immigrants and their children were a key component of the population growth these cities experienced.feedback

Christina Pope

There really is a commitment on the local level from even these smaller municipalities.feedback

Rob Paral

The latter half of the [20th] century ushered in suburbanization, de-industrialization, and migration from the Northeastern and Midwestern states to Southern and Western parts of the country. The loss of immigration compounded the effects of these trends that sapped population from Midwestern cities.feedback

Ira Mehlman

It's an effort to prevent people from abusing the legal immigration process. The burden of proof should be on the people who say their plans have changed.feedback

Dulce Garcia

That's a reason why I don't do exclusively immigration law. It would wear me down too fast.feedback

Richard Spencer

It's a residue of an older conservatism. It really doesn't have much of anything to do with the alt right.feedback

Boris Johnson

Outside the EU there are obvious opportunities - in agriculture, fisheries, in the setting of indirect taxation. At the stroke of a pen, the Chancellor will be able to cut VAT on tampons; often demanded by Parliament but - absurdly - legally impossible to deliver. We will have an immigration (system) that suits the UK, not slamming the door - but welcoming the talent we need, from the EU and around the world. Of course we will make sure that business gets the skills it needs, but business will no longer be able to use immigration as an excuse not to invest in the young people of this country.feedback

Jeff Sessions

From now on, the Department will only provide Byrne JAG grants to cities and states that comply with federal law, allow federal immigration access to detention facilities, and provide 48 hours notice before they release an illegal alien wanted by federal authorities.feedback

Uwe Jun

There's no truly polarizing issue at the moment, and thus the immigration issue stays on the agenda. As long as this issue stays on the agenda, the AfD profits.feedback

Jeff Sessions

For the sake of their city, Chicago's leaders need to recommit to policies that punish criminals instead of protecting them.feedback

Peter Boykin

We think Washington D.C. is a great, safe place to have a rally, and I'm not looking for a fight. In Washington D.C., police do their jobs, so I'm not worried about major fights with outside groups. I don't think it's going to become a Charlottesville groups or anything like that.feedback

Rowan Beard - Young Pioneer Tours

When passengers are flying back to Beijing departing at 8:30 am, we arrange our group to arrive at 7:00 am to check in, go through customs and immigration…(as) the flights can get fairly busy.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We have to have an understanding that, whether it's in the budget or some other vehicle, in a very short period of time the wall will be funded. Otherwise, we're not doing anything. I think we're fairly close but we have to get massive border security.feedback

Rush Limbaugh

They want you to think Trump has sold you out. They want you to think that Trump has given away his mandate in exchange for doing deals. . . He's been frustrated because the Republicans won't do anything, so he's going over to the Democrat side, and he's doing deals.feedback

Sam Nunberg

The base is revolting. The reality is sinking in that the Trump administration is on the precipice of turning into an establishment presidency.feedback

Donald J. Trump

There was no deal and they didn't say they had a deal. In fact, they just put out a statement they didn't say that at all. We have to be sure the wall isn't obstructed. Very important is the wall. We have to be sure the wall isn't obstructed because without the wall I wouldn't do anything. … It doesn't have to be here but they can't obstruct the wall if its in a budget or anything else.feedback

Raul Grijalva

I wouldn't, no. There's a historical context to Trump and immigration and immigrants that I think always has to be in the front of your mind.feedback

Jim Carafano

We spent a lot of time doing things we could, and not a lot of time doing things that could not. I think most voters are smart enough to know that what he means is, you are going to cut down on illegal immigration. Whether there's 2,000 miles of wall or not, they could care less as long as immigration is down.feedback

Nancy Pelosi

When we're talking about this legislation to protect the Dreamers, yes, I do trust that the president is sincere in understanding that the public supports that overwhelmingly, the public supports not sending these young people back.feedback

Mitch McConnell

As Congress debates the best ways to address illegal immigration through strong border security and interior enforcement, DACA should be part of those discussions. We look forward to receiving the Trump administration's legislative proposal as we continue our work on these issues.feedback

Nigel Farage

More Europe in every single direction and all of it to be done without the consent of the people. All I can say, is thank God we are leaving. You have learned nothing from Brexit. If you had given [David] Cameron concessions, particularly on immigration, the Brexit vote, I must admit, would never, never have happened.feedback

Kevin McCarthy

I don't think people are miffed if we're able to get something done here. DACA "needs to be fixed as we move forward. I would like to see immigration overhauled completely because I think it's crazy we have individuals come to America, become engineers and you tell them to ship them someplace else.feedback

Kevin Yoder

Many of us think this is an injustice, it's discriminatory, and the system is failing people like Srinivas and Sunayana. I think we ought to have a special exception. You don't get deported because your husband was murdered. They don't come and grab you at a funeral and say, Now you've lost your status.feedback

Chris Chmielenski

We're looking at both sides: We're looking at the White House saying there's no deal, but Trump saying other things on DACA, and looking at Schumer and Pelosi saying a deal was cut.feedback

Mark Krikorian

Not sure there is a deal, but Trump's tweet about any deal needing BIG border security is a bad sign–as important as border security is, it's interior enforcement (the most important next step for which is E-Verify) that's needed to contain the magnet effect on illegal immigration that the amnesty would cause, plus the RAISE Act end to chain migration, to limit the downstream legal immigration effects of an amnesty.feedback

Chris Chmielenski

We would absolutely not support anything–nor do we thing our activists would support–a DACA amnesty for enforcement.feedback

Robert Law

If you're talking about border-wall funding in exchange for DACA, that's a non-starter.feedback

Kevin Yoder

But because of "unfair backlogs" on green card, Sunayana was faced with the prospect of having to return home to India because of her visa status. Thankfully, we were able to help her stay for now and are working towards a permanent fix, but if our bill had already been signed into law she would likely have already gained permanent residence and would not have faced the threat of deportation on top of the horrific loss of her loving husband. Many of us think this is an injustice, it's discriminatory, and the system is failing people like Srinivas and Sunayana.feedback

Sarah Sander

While DACA and border security were both discussed, excluding the wall was certainly not agreed to.feedback

Yasmeen Pitts O'Keefe

The agency's immigration enforcement actions are targeted and lead driven, prioritizing individuals who pose a risk to our communities.feedback

Barbara Comstock

It will provide additional tools to law enforcement that will ensure that when [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] positively identifies a known alien gang member, they may act immediately. We don't have to wait until these brutal killers wield their machetes or leave another body on a children's playground.feedback

Ann Coulter

At this point, who DOESN'T want Trump impeached? President Trump is the last president who will ever have a chance to make the right decision on immigration. After this, it's over. The boat will have sailed.feedback

Raiza Rehkoff - Motel 6

We are currently investigating and will provide more information shortly.feedback

Juan Rocha

We're looking at a situation where people with Hispanic surnames check into Motel 6, get their names reported to ICE, and a few hours later there are immigration agents knocking on the door to take them away. This is racial profiling that is tearing families apart.feedback

Ray Ybarra Maldonado

As a business strategy, this defies common sense regarding the treatment of an establishment's paying guests. Beyond that, this practice violates equal-protection guarantees. People have put two and two together to figure out how Motel 6 was illegally targeting its own customers.feedback

Ann Coulter

At this point, who DOESN'T want Trump impeached? It sounds like it's coming from consultants. I've thought he's made other mistakes, and I've given him constructive criticism when I think he makes a mistake. I think this is a mistake.feedback

Rita Chin

Declaring multiculturalism 'dead,', is a way of white Britons, Germans and French telling immigrants, We don't recognize you; you aren't a part of our society.'.feedback

Donald J. Trump

The fundamental question of our time, is whether the West has the will to survive.feedback

Rita Chin

In the past, groups perceived as incompatible with European identity were usually located beyond European borders. But now they are firmly established within Europe itself. What exactly do Europeans imagine as a replacement for multiculturalism? How will they come to terms with multiethnic diversity moving forward?feedback

Douglas Murray

Only modern Europeans, are happy to be self-loathing in an international marketplace of sadists.feedback

Henry Cuellar

He (Trump) said: 'I'm sure you guys can work out some of the differences.' He looked at me and said: 'You should sit down with Tom Cotton.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We don't want to forget DACA. We want to see if we can do something in a bipartisan fashion so that we can solve the DACA problem and other immigration problems. If you look at some of the greatest legislation ever passed, it was done on a bipartisan manner. And so that's what we're going to give a shot.feedback

Kevin Yoder

It would have been a real tragedy, on top of the initial tragedy she suffered, to attend her husband's funeral in India and then be locked out of the U.S. because of it. This woman suffered enough. We need to fix this.feedback

Jeff Sessions

At its root, it is a rejection of our immigration laws.feedback

Jim Cramer

Any kind of comprehensive reform, whether we're talking health care or immigration or taxes, always takes forever, always ends up being unpopular [and] usually ends up failing. But if you want something done, just do it. Give the middle class a tax cut. Give companies a tax holiday on the repatriation of overseas assets, and then watch the economy bloom.feedback

Johannes Bergh

A lot of people expected the Progress Party to sort of fail as a governing party because they're an opposition, anti-establishment type of party. But they've managed to have a double type of communication, where they do take responsibility for policy they implement but at the same time they have this anti-establishment, anti-immigration rhetoric. They've been criticized for not being consistent, but it seems to work nonetheless.feedback

Johannes Bergh

It's fair to say that the Progress Party in Norway is more of a moderate right-wing populist party than the Front National in France, for example, or even the Sweden Democrats [in Sweden]. They try to have more of a certain acceptable rhetoric when it comes to immigration–that has been sort of a conscious strategy for them. To get into government, they had to tone down the most extreme elements of their party.feedback

Quentin Kidd

If you're in a district where the winner is decided by a few hundred votes and a few hundred voters who might otherwise not have bothered to vote because of immigration, that becomes very important.feedback

Bob Goodlatte

We are happy to have discussions with anybody who wants to talk about what we need to do with DACA, but I would say DACA is at the end of that list, not at the beginning. We can't fix the DACA problem without fixing all of the issues that led to the underlying problem of illegal immigration in the first place. For all of those (DACA) that are concerned about your status during the 6 month period, you have nothing to worry about.feedback

Trevor Noah

Now if there's one issue Bannon is known for as well, it's his opposition to immigration. And on that front, he did not budge an inch.feedback

Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Steve always likes to speak in the most extreme measures, and I'm not sure that I agree with that. The administration has been clear, we're hoping Congress will step up and address [DACA] with comprehensive immigration reform. We're happy to answer any questions you might have.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Congress now has 6 months to legalize DACA (something the Obama Administration was unable to do). If they can't, I will revisit this issue! No leader, especially a religious leader, should have the right to question another man's religion or faith. For all of those (DACA) that are concerned about your status during the 6 month period, you have nothing to worry about - No action!feedback

Steve Bannon

The bishops have been terrible. They need illegal aliens to fill the churches . . . They have an economic interest in unlimited immigration, unlimited illegal immigration.feedback

Steve Bannon

I'm worried about losing the House now because of this. If this goes all the way down to its logical conclusion, in February and March it will be a civil war inside the Republican Party. And to me, doing that in the springboard of primary season for 2018 is extremely unwise.feedback

Steve Bannon

I'm worried about losing the House now because of DACA. My fear is that with this six months down range…if this goes all the way down to its logical conclusion, in February and March, it will be a civil war inside the Republican Party that will be every bit as vitriolic as 2013.feedback

Michael Fallon

The country has taken its decision, we are leaving the European Union now and that means freedom of movement has to end ... there have got to be restrictions on those coming here.feedback

Paul Johnson

Young people in work contribute, on average, much more in taxes than they take out in benefits and public service spending. A large part of what government does is to take money from young workers and give it to pensioners. Without high net immigration the public finances would be in a worse state. If we were significantly to reduce the number of EU migrants, we would have to borrow more, raise taxes or spend less.feedback

Sarah Huckabee Sanders

The goal is that Congress makes a permanent fix and that Congress actually does their job, and that we have responsible immigration reform that takes place over these six months.feedback

Stephen Gethins

The government is making a mess of withdrawing from the EU. That affects us all. Hung parliaments require opposition to step up and governments to listen, and the SNP in Westminster will work with others and make our voices heard.feedback

Astrid Silva

The number one is why I haven't filed to be a citizen. That's the biggest one, and I think it makes me the saddest out of all of them because people really don't understand our immigration system. DACA doesn't give me a path to citizenship; it just allows me a work permit.feedback

Ruben Kihuen

Our visas expired, but thanks to an immigration system that, back then, actually worked, we were able to readjust our status and be able to re-apply for legal residency and ultimately citizenship. That's the problem with our system right now: over 40 percent of undocumented immigrants in America today came here with a visa but overstayed their visas, but there is no way for them to readjust their status.feedback

Viktor Orban

We must take note of the ruling as we cannot erode the foundation of the EU -- and respect of law is the foundation of the EU -- but at the same time this court ruling is no reason for us to change our policy which rejects migrants.feedback

Janet Napolitano - Homeland Security

I'm really outraged on behalf of our students, who have done everything that has been asked of them. Most of them know only the United States as home. To say that they have to be thinking about possible deportation is wrong on the law, inconsistent with our value and bad immigration policy.feedback

Vince Cable - Stansted Airport

The leaked Brexit document shows the government is happier playing to the leavers’ gallery than tackling the economy’s underlying problems. The leaked proposals on post-Brexit immigration give us a useful insight into the government’s thought processes. The desire seems largely to be about addressing “public concern” over pressure on public services, depression of wages and displacement of UK workers: that is, issues of perception, whether or not they are real.feedback

Nancy Pelosi

We want to do it as soon as possible to strike while the iron is hot, because public opinion is so much in favour.feedback

Barry Loudermilk

This is something that just comes up over and over again and we've never done anything to fix it.feedback

Steve Bannon

You can tell him, Hey, maybe you could do it a better way,' but if you're going to break, then resign. If you're going to break with him, resign. The stuff that was leaked out that week by certain members of the White House, I thought was unacceptable. If you find it unacceptable, you should resign. I think that's why Donald Trump and I get along so well. Great counter-puncher. He's a fighter. I'm going to be his wingman outside for the entire time.feedback

Sarah Sanders

The president encouraged congressional leaders to find a more permanent solution to the debt ceiling so the vote is not so frequently politicized.feedback

Ufi Ibrahim

If these proposals are implemented it could be catastrophic for the UK hospitality industry and for those who enjoy the hospitality it brings – whether it be in restaurants, theatres, hotels, bars and tourist attractions. The government need to be urgently reminded that so-called unskilled workers in hospitality - the ambassadors for our country - are necessary. It is not just the bankers and the lawyers that are needed to fill the employment gaps.feedback

Cristina Jimenez

What's different now is … we are experiencing the most terrorizing time and a time of persecution on immigrant communities and people of color.feedback

Theresa May

As I have said on many occasions, overall immigration has been good for the UK, but people want to see it controlled. That is what people want to see as a result of our leaving the EU. We can already exercise controls in relation to those who come to this country from outside the EU, and the government continues to believe that it is important to have net migration at sustainable levels, we believe that to be in the tens of thousands, particularly given the impact it has on people at the lower end of the income scale in depressing their wages.feedback

Steve Bannon

No, I'm a street fighter. I'm a fighter. And by the way, I think that's why Donald Trump and I get along so well. I'm going to be his wing man for the entire time, to protect, to support Donald Trump.feedback

Paul Ryan

I know he's disgusted by these people. His kids, his grandkids are Jewish.feedback

Paul Ryan

The point is every single one of us needs to be really clear about this.feedback

Theresa May

There is a reason for wanting to ensure that we can control migration, it is because of the impact that that migration can have, that net migration can have on people, on access to services, on infrastructure, but crucially it often hits those at the lower end of the income scale hardest.feedback

Ben Bradshaw

Just today, businesses in sectors ranging from farming to hospitality have reacted with fury to the Government's leaked plans to damage our economy by carrying out a draconian crackdown on immigration from the EU. And UK businesses have been clear that they value our trade links with the European Union, and that leaving the single Market and customs union will risk damaging our economy. It's pathetic that the Government are reduced to begging companies to sign this letter, when they know there are precious few businesses that support their plan for a hard and destructive Brexit.feedback

Mitch McConnell

These are the president's immediate priorities. These are my immediate priorities and they are critically important to establishing credibility and stability as our country continues to recover from one record-setting storm and prepared for yet another.feedback

Kristen Welker

Trump administration talking points distributed on Tuesday had a blunt message for DACA recipients: 'Prepare for departure.' That guidance appeared in a memo (.pdf) that was sent to stakeholders in the immigration debate by the Department of Homeland Security, just hours after the Trump administration announced it would end DACA.feedback

Lindsey Graham

You know, I know him, and he's very emotional about immigration reform. What he said about General Kelly is just completely wrong, and quite frankly, deplorable. Here's where we are. We're a nation of laws. It was clear to me that DACA would not meet a constitutional test in court. So, what I would say to Mr. Gutierrez, sit down with a Republican in the House and try to find a solution instead of slandering Gen. Kelly.feedback

Jeff Sessions

Ending the previous administration's disrespect for the legislative process is an important first step. All immigration policies should serve the interest of the people of the United States, lawful immigrant and native born alike… We are people of compassion and we are people of law. There is nothing compassionate about the failure to enforce immigration law. Enforcing the law saves lives, protects communities and tax payers, and prevents human suffering.feedback

Ed Davey

First they [the Home Office] send EU citizens deportation letters, now they are plotting to keep out all Europeans bar footballers and brain surgeons.feedback

Brandon Lewis

Detention and removal are essential aspects of effective immigration control and Home Office policy makes clear that detention is only used for the short period necessary. There is a presumption of liberty for all individuals.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I have a love for these people (DACA recipients), and hopefully now Congress will be able to help them and do it properly. I think it's going to work out very well.feedback

Jeff Sessions

The policy was implemented unilaterally, to great controversy and legal concern … [Obama] deliberately sought to achieve what the legislative branch specifically refused to authorise on multiple occasions. We are people of compassion, and we are people of law, but there is nothing compassionate about the failure to enforce immigration law.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Congress now has the opportunity to advance responsible immigration reform that puts American jobs and American security first.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We must also have heart and compassion for unemployed, struggling, and forgotten Americans. Above all else, we must remember that young Americans have dreams too. Being in government means setting priorities. Our first and highest priority in advancing immigration reform must be to improve jobs, wages and security for American workers and their families. It is now time for Congress to act!feedback

Maria Praeli

She had to watch her mother's funeral through an iPad because of how broken the country's immigration system is.feedback

David Davis

I have said at this dispatch box before, if anyone in this house finds a substantive right that is not carried forward into UK law, they should say so. No one has yet brought to my attention a right we have missed. We are not rejecting EU law, but embracing the work done between member states in over 40 years of membership and using that solid foundation to build on in the future, once we return to being masters of our own laws.feedback

Simon Jenkins

Appearances, not reality, have dominated policy in this country. Social neglect caused the Brexit vote – when will Theresa May address that?In politics, optics trump metrics. Tuesday’s leak of a Home Office draft on post-EU migration policy indicates the hardest face of Brexit. Its language is Home Office repressive. It reads like a prison governor’s report, less concerned with the inmates than with the height of the perimeter fence. What with the border computer fiasco, the detention violence scandal, and the erratic “go home” letters to foreigners, if the Home Office were a local council it would be in special measures. Whatever spin may be applied to the leak, the idea that Theresa May seeks an emollient and “frictionless” approach to Brexit is laughable.feedback

Reyna Montoya

We hear from the opposite side that we have to end DACA because it was an overreach of power, but yet you're willing to pardon someone who stands for hate and for abuse of power.feedback

Carlos Curbelo

Overwhelmingly, Republicans tell me: 'Yes, I could support giving these young immigrants permanent status in our country.feedback

Ahmed Hussen

I wanted to be Canadian. I didn't want to be the Somali guy. I still don't.feedback

Ahmed Hussen

When you go through that refugee experience, it is not a free ride. You have this really long journey of settlement and integration that is very hard. You have to sort out the big stuff as well as the everyday things.feedback

Ahmed Hussen

My experience is not unique. Canada receives a lot of refugees every year. I'm trying to leave Canada in decent shape. To me, giving back to Canada is very personal.feedback

Venki Ramakrishnan

We have to implement an immigration system that can attract the brightest and best minds to the UK, and a regulatory system that promotes seamless collaboration. Science has always transcended national borders and there is a real will on all sides to ensure that Brexit does not hinder that. The intent expressed by the government can provide the basis to strike what can be a win-win outcome that could set a positive tone for negotiations on other issues.feedback

Mark Krikorian

What incentive do the Democrats now have to come to a deal because the president has basically said the deadline is not a real deadline? I missed that chapter in 'The Art of the Deal.' Maybe he had a ghost writer do it or something. That's not how you negotiate. You don't negotiate by starting on day one by negotiating with yourself.feedback

Mark Krikorian

He's taken it upon himself. It's absurd. It's not surprising that he would do something like this to muddle the message because his own approach to the issue is muddled.feedback

Jonathan Freedland

The government’s nasty, foolish programme to put EU migrants off coming to Britain will make this country less attractive even to those born and raised here. Whoever leaked this document has done us all a great service. True, we don’t know what motive led the UK government blueprint for post-Brexit immigration to be handed to the Guardian. It could have been done by an enthusiast for the plan, keen to ensure that there’s no backsliding and that ministers stand firm. Or, more likely, the leaker was appalled by a document that sees migrants as a menace to be repelled – and hoped public disclosure might generate enough opposition to kill the plan off.feedback

Neil Carberry - Confederation of British Industry

An open approach to our closest trading partners is vital for business, as it attracts investment to the UK. And, with employment high, it also helps keep our economy moving by addressing key skill and labour shortages.feedback

Seamus Nevin

The UK needs an immigration system which provides control while also enabling employers to access the foreign workers they need at all levels – whether it be short term seasonal workers, intra company transfers or permanent positions.feedback

Tim Thomas

Skills shortages are endemic in manufacturing and engineering, and any points based-type system would choke off the skills needed by this sector.feedback

Yvette Cooper

This document seems to contradict the home secretary's decision just over a month ago to ask the Migration Advisory Committee to provide all the evidence to underpin a new immigration policy. Why have they asked the MAC to do a major programme of work if they have already decided what they want to do?feedback

Lloyd Blankfein

Immigration is a complex issue but I wouldn't deport a kid who was brought here and only knows America. Congress must address. #DACA.feedback

Mayra Joachin

Terminating DACA betrays the nearly 800,000 young people who have put their faith in the government, throwing their lives into terrifying chaos.feedback

Barack Obama

We did so based on the well-established legal principle of prosecutorial discretion, deployed by Democratic and Republican presidents alike, because our immigration enforcement agencies have limited resources, and it makes sense to focus those resources on those who come illegally to this country to do us harm. Deportations of criminals went up. Some 800,000 young people stepped forward, met rigorous requirements, and went through background checks. And America grew stronger as a result. Legitimate disagreements.feedback

Ron Johnson

The president has given us six months to get our act together and fix our broken legal immigration system, end incentives for illegal entry, lawfully protect the Dreamers, and secure or borders. I look forward to working in a bipartisan fashion to advance humane, common sense legislation to do just that.feedback

Jeff Sessions

There is nothing compassionate about the failure to enforce immigration laws. . . . Failure to enforce the laws in the past has put our nation at risk of crime, violence and even terrorism. . . . The effect of this unilateral executive amnesty, among other things, contributed to a surge of unaccompanied minors on the southern border that yielded terrible humanitarian consequences. It also denied jobs to hundreds of thousands of Americans by allowing those same jobs to go to illegal aliens.feedback

Sarah Huckabee Sanders

I don't think that the president's been shy about the fact that he wants a wall. (It's) certainly something that he feels is an important part of a responsible immigration reform package.feedback

Mark Krikorian

He'll have to write a sequel to his book, The Art of the Choke.feedback

Mark Krikorian

My concern is not that the six-month grace period, it's that the administration doesn't seem to have a legislative strategy to try to influence what Congress does.feedback

Roy Beck

NumbersUSA applauds the President for keeping his campaign promise. Now it is time for Congress to focus on strong immigration enforcement measures and reforms to our legal immigration system that put American workers first.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Congress, get ready to do your job - DACA! I look forward to working with Republicans and Democrats in Congress to finally address all of these issues in a manner that puts the hardworking citizens of our country first.feedback

Sarah Huckabee Sanders

With all due respect, I don't think the American people elected Congress to do things that were easy. They elected them to make a government that works, to work properly, and to work for American people, and that's their job, and if they can't do it, then they need to get out of the way and let somebody else who can take on a heavy lift and get things accomplished.feedback

Paul Ryan

At the heart of this issue are young people who came to this country through no fault of their own, and for many of them it's the only country they know. Their status is one of many immigration issues, such as border security and interior enforcement, which Congress has failed to adequately address over the years. It is my hope that the House and Senate, with the president's leadership, will be able to find consensus on a permanent legislative solution that includes ensuring that those who have done nothing wrong can still contribute as a valued part of this great country.feedback

John McCain

President Trump's decision to eliminate DACA is the wrong approach to immigration policy at a time when both sides of the aisle need to come together to reform our broken immigration system and secure the border. While I disagreed with President Obama's unilateral action on this issue, I believe that rescinding DACA at this time is an unacceptable reversal of the promises and opportunities that have been conferred to these individuals.feedback

Eric Garcetti

We don't have formal powers to protect people against federal law. If individual immigration agents come to certain spaces, there's no way physically to keep them away.feedback

Vanita Gupta

There is no legal, ethical, or moral justification for ending DACA, which is a lawful program. President Trump manufactured this unnecessary crisis. Congress must now act immediately to pass the Dream Act without any partisan, divisive amendments to permanently protect these young people.feedback

Tim Cook - Apple

I want to assure you that Apple will work with members of Congress from both parties to advocate for a legislative solution that provides permanent protections for all the Dreamers in our country. We are also working closely with each of our co-workers to provide them and their families the support they need, including the advice of immigration experts.feedback

Jeff Sessions

In other words, the executive branch, through DACA, deliberately sought to achieve what the legislative branch specifically refused to authorize on multiple occasions. Such an open-ended circumvention of immigration laws was an unconstitutional exercise of authority by the executive branch. This policy was implemented unilaterally to great controversy and legal concern after Congress rejected legislative proposals to extend similar benefits on numerous occasions to this same group of illegal aliens.feedback

Sarah Sanders

I don't think the president has been shy about the fact that he wants a wall. It's certainly something he feels is an important part of a responsible immigration package.feedback

Sarah Sanders

It's not cold-hearted for the president to uphold the law. We're a nation of law and order and the day we start to ignore the fact that we are that, then we throw away everything that gives these people a reason to want to come to our country. If we stop becoming the country that we were envisioned to be, then we throw away what makes us special, which makes America unique. This president is not willing to do that -- the previous administration was -- this one isn't.feedback

Donald J. Trump

While new applications for work permits will not be accepted, all existing work permits will be honoured until their date of expiration up to two full years from today. Furthermore, applications already in the pipeline will be processed, as will renewal applications for those facing near-term expiration. This is a gradual process, not a sudden phase out. Permits will not begin to expire for another six months and will remain active for up to 24 months. Thus, in effect, I am not going to just cut DACA off, but rather provide a window of opportunity for Congress to finally act.feedback

Bob Corker

I think it's an opportunity for us to deal with a myriad other issues that we need to deal with, with a broken immigration system.feedback

Mitch McConnell

President Obama wrongly believed he had the authority to re-write our immigration law. Today's action by President Trump corrects that fundamental mistake. This Congress will continue working on securing our border and ensuring a lawful system of immigration that works.feedback

Alison McGovern

This leaked document is part and parcel of a mean and cynical approach which is already deterring people from coming here.feedback

Nicolas Hatton

It's really shocking how much detail has been put into the plan to stop migrants from the EU after Brexit. This will not do any good in terms of reassuring EU citizens currently that the Home Office wants them to stay.feedback

Frank Field

If we'd had this policy at the last election, Labour would have romped home. It would have given employment opportunities to huge swaths of younger unemployed or casual workers. It would also have started a new contract with our voters. We need to pinch the leak.feedback

Sadiq Khan

The government's plans for an extreme form of hard Brexit have been revealed tonight in a leaked Home Office document. It reads like a blueprint on how to strangle London's economy, which would be devastating not just for our city but for the whole country. It risks thousands of families being split up.feedback

Muriel Bowser

We must ensure that all District residents can take advantage of their federal and constitutional rights. Through the Immigrant Justice Legal Services grant program, we are ensuring that if immigration enforcement changes and problems arise, DC's immigrant population will have our support and the support of DC's legal community.feedback

Lamar Smith

But that does not mean federal immigration laws should be ignored. Nor should regulations that require federal contractors to verify legal work authorization of their employers. These policies were put in place to protect American workers and taxpayers.feedback

Thomas Bossert

There's no real wavering here, and it's pretty clear about our position on immigration. I don't think there's going to be a lot of benefits going out to illegal immigrants in terms of the American taxpayer.feedback

Janet Napolitano - Homeland Security

Immigration judges will be able to more swiftly adjudicate high priority cases, such as those involving convicted felons. It was shortly after that I concluded the Congress was unlikely to act–and that for a lot of reasons–it would make sense to revisit the idea: Could we do something administratively for this group?feedback

David Davis

Everything in terms of significant change will be done in separate primary legislation, from immigration bills to customs bills. Anybody, remainer or leaver, should support this bill. This bill is there in order to enable continuity, if you want a soft Brexit ... this is the bill you should be supporting. It takes the laws there now and puts them in place the say after we leave. It's not a question of national politics.feedback

Rick Scott

I do not favor punishing children for the actions of their parents. These kids must be allowed to pursue the American Dream, and Congress must act on this immediately. I want to be very clear: I oppose illegal immigration, and everything else that is illegal. We must secure our borders and the federal government is irresponsible in not doing so. Every single bit of immigration policy becomes much simpler once we secure our borders and put an end to illegal immigration.feedback

Marc Veasey

Providing employers with temporary leeway will allow Texans to focus on rebuilding their lives and not on pressuring potential employees to provide documents that may have been lost during Hurricane Harvey.feedback

Mark Zuckerberg - Facebook

We need a government that protects Dreamers. Today I join business leaders across the country in calling on our President to keep the DACA program in place and protect Dreamers from fear of deportation. Carl: there is currently no pathway for undocumented immigrants to become citizens while living here. I've mentored a student who would like nothing more than to get his citizenship and maybe run for office one day, but he currently has no way to do that.feedback

David Kelly - JPMorgan Chase & Co.

We have a labor force problem. That's part of what's slowing the labor side of the economy down. We just don't have enough people available and ready to work. So we need to make sure we have strong growth in legal immigration to help our labor force grow.feedback

John Silvia - Wells Fargo Securities

It really looks more and more given Harvey, less and less of a chance of a Fed move in December.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We love the dreamers. I always understood that with DACA, we need special heart. We have to understand the other side of that equation, and I do understand that side, and I am somebody with a lot of heart and you know, you've heard what I said. Just, relax and let's let it all play out. Because I think everyone's going to be happy in the end.feedback

Lloyd Doggett

With so much rebuilding needed, we should make it easier for folks to get back to work. Unfortunately, always overflowing with anti-immigrant hysteria, the Trump administration is choosing red tape and bureaucracy instead of learning lessons from past disasters.feedback

Jorge Lopez - Littler Mendelson

Damage is damage, and there are repairs that need to be done. Local folks are trying to hire right away because even with their existing crew they're not going to have enough people to do all the work that needs to be done.feedback

Orrin Hatch

I've urged the President not to rescind DACA, an action that would further complicate a system in serious need of a permanent, legislative solution. Like the President, I've long advocated for tougher enforcement of our existing immigration laws. But we also need a workable, permanent solution for individuals who entered our country unlawfully as children through no fault of their own and who have built their lives here. And that solution must come from Congress.feedback

Adair Turner

I think that the most fundamental reason why the Brexit referendum passed was immigration. And I think that was a legitimate concern and in that sense I break away from many of my metropolitan, liberal friends in believing that there was a real issue there.feedback

Adair Turner

I don't think they're going all that well. I think the trouble is that the negotiating stance of the U.K. is muddled; it doesn't simply focus on saying look we've got to get a greater degree of control, certainly of short-term immigration surges, we've got to be able to control immigration flows better and that's all that really matters.feedback

Adair Turner

I think we've allowed to get (the immigration argument) wrapped up with things that don't matter like the jurisdiction of the ECJ (European Court of Justice), which frankly is an issue people have been banging on like Bill Cash (a British politician) for years and do not matter to the vast majority of the British people.feedback

Paul Ryan

I really do believe that there needs to be a legislative solution. That's one we're working on. We want to give people piece of mind.feedback

Brendan Ryan

There needs to be a special provision in immigration law that says Irish citizens are exempt or for them to be equated to British citizens for the purposes of immigration law, essentially treated the same as British.feedback

Andrew Henderson - Eurotech

Additionally, we provided the details of my wife's current immigration status while we were electronically completing the application form on the visa and immigration website. The website should have immediately instructed us that we were attempting to follow a prohibited path when we entered her immigration status.feedback

Molly Ball - The Atlantic

If he does, he will have effectively been boxed in by immigration restrictionists–potentially against his own better political judgment.feedback

Todd Schulte - Fwd.us

At least until right now, the president kept the status quo and kept DACA going, allowing roughly 200,000 renewals. That was absolutely the right decision. Now, we have clearly seen people outside the administration try to jam him.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We don't want to hurt those kids. DACA is a very, very difficult subject for me.feedback

Tyler Moran

Republicans are going to be on the hook for this. They control the House and Senate. It's going to be their problem to solve.feedback

Tyler Moran

You are talking about 5,000 to 10,000 kids every week losing work authorization, becoming undocumented, and being subject to immigration enforcement and deportation.