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William Orrick
Federal funding that bears no meaningful relationship to immigration enforcement cannot be threatened merely because a jurisdiction chooses an immigration-enforcement strategy of which the president disapproves.feedback
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May 23 2017
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Keith Vaz

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

Boris Johnson

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

Jeremy Corbyn

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

Danielle Bennett

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

John Hickenlooper

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

Erik Wemple

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

Angela Merkel

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

Gurnek Bains

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

David Dome

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

Carl Rusnok

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

Ed Cooke

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

Maya Goodfellow

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

Malcolm Press

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

Kimberly Diego

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

Matthew Bourke

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

John Bickley

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

Scott Hayes

That's great news! I said, over what? He said he can't find any help! Trump is kicking them all out!feedback

Scott Hayes

That's why I was so passionate for Trump. I wanted to expose these guys for who they are, if they are hiring illegal immigrants.feedback

J. D. Ma

I feel that's one step in the right direction, I definitely feel that way. The reality is that if you don't do that, that's going to encourage wave after wave and disrupt the order of the society.feedback

Omar Jadwat - American Civil Liberties Union

What it tells me is that the department is willing to put enforcement numbers ahead of any kind of strategy that would actually try to keep us all safer going forward.feedback

Angela Merkel

If the British government ends the free movement of people, that will have its price in relations with Britain. That's not malicious. But you cannot expect to enjoy all the benefits and then say there will be an upper limit of 100,000 or 200,000 EU citizens, no more, or we'll only accept researchers, but nobody else. This will not work. We would have to think about what restrictions we could create from the European side to compensate for that. The British car industry relies on supplies from continental European countries. It is up to the British side, who say they want minimum disruption.feedback

Angela Merkel

We have to think about how we would react, because of course the competition field can shift.feedback

Bill de Blasio

We're not allowing (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) agents in the building, because I think parents are so afraid right now, and are worried that an agent could literally come into a building and single out their child, we want them to know that can't happen under this policy.feedback

Saira Grant

In the face of clear evidence of discrimination under right to rent, the government must show it is not acting illegally before it presses ahead with a rollout to the rest of the UK. This is a scheme that not only discriminates against BME [black and minority ethnic] British citizens, foreign nationals and British nationals without passports, it imposes costs on landlords, agents and tenants, too. The government must carry out a thorough review – until then, any extension to other parts of the UK would be premature, dangerous, and potentially illegal.feedback

Dan Mandley

I voted to remain because the Polish immigration to this area has been one of the best things that could have happened to it.feedback

Tom Demaline

I brought up the bureaucracy and red tape. If the guys show up a week or two late, it puts crops in jeopardy. You are on pins and needles all year to make sure you get the workers and do everything right.feedback

Andy Briggs - Aviva UK

I can't see how the Government can come out of the Brexit negotiations with anything other than a significant shift in immigration, that was the core of people's concerns.feedback

Anita Rios Moore

Although school visits are not routine in these circumstances, they are not unprecedented. I must emphasize that the purpose of the visit was to verify certain facts about the student's enrollment in relation to a request for an immigration benefit. At no time did the officers ask to see or speak with the student, who was not the subject of the administrative inquiry.feedback

Barack Obama

Our immigration system is broken. And everybody knows it.feedback

Matt Miller

Jeff Sessions has criminal justice views out of the 1980s. The consequence is this re-emergence of a war on drugs, largely focused on urban communities. The issue of race is bundled up in a lot of the things Sessions is doing in the department from the drug war to the crackdown on immigration.feedback

Julianne Hough

I went through the whole immigration process with my family but I didn't know how big of an impact it really was because I was the one going through it until I started working at an immigration criminal defense law firm. That was where I really realized how big immigration really is and how many people are impacted by it.feedback

Ursula von der Leyen

When his master's thesis says that immigration leads to the genetic genocide of Western peoples, then it should be crystal clear to everyone that we are dealing with Nazi ideas.feedback

Douglas Chin

Again, in this court, the President claims a nearly limitless power to make immigration policy that is all but immune from judicial review. Again, he must be checked.feedback

Linnette De Los Santos

I want them to see that anything is possible if you work hard. As Miss USA, I would love to be able to be that inspiration for our immigrant community. If I would have stopped following my dreams and working hard towards what I wanted, I wouldn't be sitting here as Miss Florida USA or in law school ready to become an immigration attorney.feedback

Bertrand Rossier

To play on public fears and merely view these people as a security or an economic issue is shortsighted. This is a humanitarian crisis and MSF calls for urgent, coordinated action to ensure that people on the move are safe from violence and persecution.feedback

Bertrand Rossier

Murder, kidnappings, threats, recruitment by non-state armed actors, extortion, sexual violence, and forced disappearance – these are the realities of war and conflicts also faced by people in this region of Central America. Attempts to stem migration by strengthening national borders and increased detention or deportation, as we have seen in Mexico and in the U.S., ignore a genuine humanitarian crisis and do not curb smuggling and trafficking. These strategies have devastating consequences on the lives and health of people on the move.feedback

Carla Denti

We see gunshot wounds, blunt force trauma ... mutilation of body parts during kidnappings, for example, breaking of bones, wounds from being thrown out of trains.feedback

Davide Serra

If their immigration policy will curb my capacity to hire the best talent, then I'll move.feedback

Theresa May

Every vote for me and my local candidates is a vote that strengthens our hand in those Brexit negotiations. And just stop for a minute to think what the alternative would be - to risk making Jeremy Corbyn our prime minister. Can you picture it? Jeremy Corbyn, sitting at the negotiating table with the combined might of the European Commission and 27 other European countries ranged against him? I want you to be out there on those streets leaving no stone unturned, no street un-walked down, no door un-knocked on.feedback

Curtis Seymour

I would vote for him all over again. But it's more complicated than that. Trump's immigration policies are strong. They are one of the reasons why I voted for him. But these people are human beings no matter where they came from. It's not like they're aliens from another world or something. Of course I don't love all my passengers, but I certainly don't hate any of them. One woman with her child spoke no English whatsoever and just drew me a picture of a fence. When we get there, I help them take their bags out of the car and I stay and watch and make sure they make it. You're okay.feedback

Barbara Roche

As immigration minister I visited the world’s migration museums and wondered why we had none. Finally we have one, and it couldn’t have come at a more important time. British history isn’t just about dates and battles, kings and queens. It’s about people’s stories – and as a youngster from a Jewish background growing up in east London, I wanted to know how my family’s story fitted into the national picture.feedback

Corey Stewart

If Trump doesn't deliver on jobs and immigration by November, I'm going to have a lot of trouble.feedback

Kevin Green

Demand for staff is growing within all sectors and all regions of the UK, but there are fewer and fewer people available to fill the vacancies. We have the lowest unemployment rate since 2005, and people already in work are becoming more hesitant about moving jobs amid Brexit uncertainty. Meanwhile, the weakening pound and lack of clarity about future immigration rules is putting off some EU nationals from taking up roles in the UK.feedback

Sylvia Garcia

We're doing something in favour of one company instead of in the interests of the children. They're not coming here for fun...They're coming because they've been abused, neglected, and now to add insult to injury we're putting them in baby jails.feedback

David Wearing

Emmanuel Macron has condemned France’s behaviour in Algeria. Until Britain is similarly honest about its history, we will still think in terms of “us” and “them”Both Ukip and Theresa May trumpeted their anti-immigrant credentials yesterday, with fresh and not-so-fresh policies for the election. Hostility to foreigners is now an established theme in the UK’s political discourse, partly because it has deep cultural roots. But there may be something we can learn from Emmanuel Macron about how this problem can be addressed.feedback

Kevin Green

We have the lowest unemployment rate since 2005, and people already in work are becoming more hesitant about moving jobs amid Brexit uncertainty. Meanwhile, the weakening pound and lack of clarity about future immigration rules is putting off some EU nationals from taking up roles in the UK. As a result, candidate availability is at a 16-month low and recruiters are flagging a shortage of suitable applicants for more than 60 different roles from cleaner to accountant.feedback

Robin Simcox

France, however, is a NATO ally, the world's fifth largest economy and a nuclear power with a permanent seat in the UN Security Council. The concern regarding terror threats and unbridled immigration remain on the minds of Europeans, and the United States must continue pursuing close, bilateral relationships with France and others to strengthen counterterrorism efforts and push back against regional actors like Russia.feedback

Paul Nuttall

Am I the right man to answer these questions? Well at the moment I am the leader of Ukip. It isn't going to happen, OK? There is no chance that will happen whatsoever. I am pretty confident that she will begin to backslide once these negotiations start. I am convinced that fisheries will be bartered away – probably first. I think there will certainly be movement on immigration and a lack of control of our borders, and we could still end up paying some form of divorce bill.feedback

Tim Robson

I know I'm going to get strung up for this, but I don't think the majority of people in Hartlepool knew what they were voting for. It was primarily immigration and that's what makes it so sad because we're going to pay the price now.feedback

Theresa May

Pulling out of the European Union is not the silver bullet that suddenly solves all our immigration issues.feedback

Amber Rudd

It's not going to be identical to the last one. We're setting it out for hopefully for a five year term, we've got a lot to think through to work out what's the best way to deliver on our priorities. My personal view is we need to continue to bring immigration down. I want to make sure that we do it in a way that supports businesses, you know we're ending freedom of movement when we leaving the European Union. So the situation from that time, the manifesto…has changed because we're leaving the European Union, so it's right that we look at it again.feedback

Jean-Marie Le Pen

I think we must speak to France about the real problems, demographic problems, problems of mass immigration.feedback

Theresa May

My personal view is that we need to continue to bring immigration down. I want to make sure that we do it in a way that supports businesses. We have got a lot to think through to work out what's the best way to deliver on our priorities. You know we are ending freedom of movement when we are leaving the European Union, so the situation from that time and manifesto…..has changed because we are leaving the European Union. So it is right that we look at it again. We want to see sustainable net migration in this country. I believe that sustainable net migration is in the tens of thousands.feedback

Amber Rudd

My personal view is we need to continue to bring immigration down. I want to make sure that we do it in a way that supports businesses, you know we're ending freedom of movement when we leave the European Union. It's too early to say. I appreciate you want to push me on this but we are going to have to wait until the manifesto comes out. I did hear that Pret a Manger had come out and said it's absolutely essential for us to have European workers because if we don't we're going to have to make more of an effort to recruit in the UK.feedback

Douglas Carswell

Ukip alone offered the chance of change. But we blew it. We won almost 60% of the vote in Clacton by talking about GPs, not just immigration. In Rochester, we won by reaching out beyond our base.feedback

John Bowen

It's about elites, it's about not being listened to, it's about immigration, it's about job issues.feedback

Donald J. Trump

My warmest wishes to all those celebrating Cinco de Mayo on this 155th anniversary of the Battle of Puebla. Happy #CincoDeMayo! The best taco bowls are made in Trump Tower Grill. I love Hispanics!feedback

Kristina Edmunson

State law forbids using law enforcement resources to detect or apprehend people who have not committed a crime, but may be in violation of immigration laws. It doesn't appear that NORCOR resources are being used to detect or arrest people, so the 1987 law would not be applicable.feedback

Simon Wolfson

We are in a period of record immigration and we have the lowest levels of unemployment on record since the war. If we are too draconian on immigration, it will have two adverse effects on our economy. The first is it will undermine all of our quality of life and undermine growth, and the second is it will send the worst of all possible signals to the rest of the world. The most important thing to come out of Brexit is sending a very clear message to the rest of the world – that Britain is an open country, a free trading country, one that embraces the rest of the world and does not reject it.feedback

Paul Nuttall

It was expected. We dust ourselves down and go on. Ukip does have a great future. It just has to stay on the pitch, hold its ground and people will come back to us. She will buckle. She will start to barter things away. Fisheries will go, there will be movement on immigration, on freedom of movement – she will buckle on that. When people are angry and feel they did not get the Brexit they voted for, they will come back to us. Ukip could be bigger than it ever was before.feedback

Mike Pence

We are, as the saying goes, with a few exceptions, a nation of immigrants, and that's as true today as it was at the hour of America's birth. The president has made the Latino community a priority and we always will. Economically, culturally, in our churches, our towns and cities across this country, the truth is that Mexican-Americans and Hispanic Americans as a whole make a difference in America every single day. That really is what we celebrate in Cinco de Mayo.feedback

David Lapan - Homeland Security

Some improvements will be classified, others will be public, but the Department has only just begun ways to enhance the security of our immigration system.feedback

Lisen Stromberg

I've seen reports that indicate there will be 1.4 million computer science jobs by 2020 and [Americans] only fill 29 percent of them – so limiting immigration will hurt this part of our economy.feedback

Henry Hitchings

Instead of appearing dated, it seems pointedly topical in its scrutiny of intolerance, immigration, religious values and national ideals.feedback

Sean Spicer

Part of the reason that the president has made illegal immigration and crackdown such a big deal is because of tragedies like this … Immigration pays its toll on our people if it's not done legally, and this is another example.feedback

John Inazu

For a stark contrast, think about the immediate consequences to real people of Trump's immigration order.feedback

Radley Balko

Louisiana Supreme Court upholds 18-year sentence for 18 grams of pot. But the chief justice writes a fiery dissent.feedback

Chris Nash

The European Network on Statelessness is today launching a report, an agenda for change, calling on European states to reform their immigration and detention systems, in order that they can identify stateless persons, end arbitrary detention and properly implement their obligations under international law.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words.feedback

Shogo Watanabe

But immigration officials say you need to prove that she is actually targeted by the military.feedback

Jessica Vaughan

Why should taxpayers subsidize their efforts to prolong their stay? The vast majority of these individuals have no basis to remain here, no legitimate claim to be allowed to stay, and are simply taking advantage of our clogged and dysfunctional immigration court system.feedback

Donald J. Trump

– Because we want to influence it. Yes, immigration is one of those, where you saw how we talked out about the executive order and how we felt about that. And I think that, you know, I think that most people, when you disagree, if you do so and you say why, and I think you have a good chance of influencing things. And so that's kind of the way we look at it.feedback

Malcolm Turnbull

We are putting jobs first; we are putting Australians first. We are an immigration nation but the fact remains that Australian workers must have priority for Australian jobs.feedback

Jean-Yves Camus

What Menard does in Béziers–particularly on immigration, the French identity, and how he behaves with his opponents–shows what the obsessions of the National Front are. Béziers is like a testing ground for what the policies of the National Front would be if Marine Le Pen were elected.feedback

Greg Janzen

He's ill-informed. And same with Mr. [Ahmed] Hussen, who's the immigration minister. I don't think they realize the impact of their decisions right now. They're trying to cover this story up. I'll even f-----g put a drone up there. The local RCMP want to give it and they can't. If they do it, they lose their jobs. So, I'm going to take things into my own hands.feedback

Joe Owen

Brexit is an opportunity to design an immigration system that is more effective for the country and less burdensome for employers. It's important that the government avoids making multiple changes and introducing unnecessary disruption and confusion. To provide stability, we should continue with the existing migration system until the new one is ready.feedback

Jill Rutter

The political imperative for change in immigration is significant, but so is the administrative challenge. The scale of the task – creating a new immigration system – is huge and it is critical that government gets it right. The current process for dealing with permanent residence applications from EU nationals is not fit for purpose, as the government itself acknowledged. It needs to be streamlined as a matter of urgency and as a first step towards a new post-Brexit system.feedback

Donald J. Trump

You have to understand, we have been on the wrong side of the NAFTA deal with Canada and with Mexico for many, many years, many decades. We can't allow it to happen. So we are going to renegotiate. And if we can't make a fair deal for companies and our workers, we will terminate NAFTA, okay? We will be starting negotiations having to do with NAFTA. We are going to start renegotiating on NAFTA, on immigration and on security at the border.feedback

Patrick Leahy

To be clear, there is NO funding in this bill for ANY kind of down payment on construction of a new border wall.feedback

Marine Le Pen

I totally own this wink. If you find that everything is going well, if you want nothing to change, if you consider that the tax rate is correct, that the massive immigration we're receiving is a cultural, social and economic opportunity – what Macron believes in– then vote for him. If you consider that what you have lived through for five years is hell, that it is tax hell, economic hell, hell of the unfair international competition, hell of massive immigration, hell of the rise of Islamic fundamentalism, hell of insecurity, so you have to vote for me.feedback

Pete Saenz

There's this uncertainty here, and people are holding back, especially investors here in the border area. The sooner we come up with a policy as to how we're going to deal with all of these border issues - border security, NAFTA, immigration - the better, so we can all adjust to it and move forward, because it is hurting us economically. He didn't have much feedback. He was kind of in a taking-it-in mode. But he did listen, so we'll see. I think it's going to work out. Frankly, I want him to succeed on these issues because, frankly, it's important for the country to succeed.feedback

Graham Nash

I'm thrilled that songs I create are going to last longer than I am, but at the same time, we're still singing 'Military Madness'? Are you kidding? I wrote that for my father going off to World War II. And 'Immigration Man'? How incredibly relevant is that?feedback

Jose Lopez

The messaging for today was to stop to financing immigrant detention facilities. This is going to be the first of many attacks against these corporations who, until they stop working with this administration, will continue to be on our target list.feedback

Doris Meissner

The bottom line is that they have entirely changed the narrative around immigration. It is changing the way the United States is viewed around the world, as well as the way we're talking about and reacting to immigration within the country.feedback

Tom K. Wong

Every pivot back to the issue of immigration gives the immigrant rights movement another opportunity to make its best pitch to the public.feedback

Leon Fresco

The administration is doing a good job signaling to the rest of the world they will be cracking down on abuses of the illegal immigration system.feedback

Mark Krikorian

The decline at the border is not something that happened on its own – it's a reaction to concerns Trump is going to restore the enforcement of immigration laws. It won't last if that fear isn't realized, but if it is, if Trump follows through, we're likely to see a sustained reduction in border crossings.feedback

Marielena Hincapie

What they've done is to export the failed enforcement strategy from the state level that was anti-immigrant to the national level. That's not the case. People just went underground. Here, a big part of the strategy is to instill fear and create a chilling effect.feedback

Donald J. Trump

The world is getting the message. They know our border is no longer open to illegal immigration, and if they try to break in you'll be caught and you'll be returned to your home. You're not staying any longer. If you keep coming back illegally after deportation, you'll be arrested and prosecuted and put behind bars. Otherwise it will never end.feedback

Leon Fresco

One thing this administration has done that the Democrats' message has to recalibrate for is that it's not credible to the American people to say enforcement plays no role in [reducing] the numbers of immigrants coming illegally. Some have tried to perpetuate a myth that it is not linked. To the extent the numbers stay low, one thing the Trump administration has been able to say that is a correct statement is that enforcement does factor into the calculus.feedback

Patrick O'Flynn

The third and for me clinching reason is the BBC's record of political bias, whether over Brexit, the debate over mass immigration, climate change, penal policy, the US Presidential election coverage or a host of other issues.feedback

Musk

I've used the meetings I've had to argue in favor of immigration and climate change.feedback

Chad Readler - Jones Day

Other than this very heated and joined political dispute about what proper immigration policy should be, there's no actual enforcement action on the table or that's even been – even been formally threatened to the city.feedback

Michael Temple

I voted for him because I hated Hillary Clinton and I liked his position on some issues. I liked the way the NRA supported him. I think he's done OK so far. I want to see more legislation get passed. The highlight was his executive order on immigration, even though it got all shot to hell.feedback

Scott Atchison

I voted for Donald Trump because he was the only one talking about the major issues that affect this country: immigration, the corrupt government. Between him and Hillary, there was no choice. If it's true that he's not seeking funding for the border wall, that's the low point because that's the reason everyone voted for him.feedback

Steven Choi

We're seeing an unprecedented amount of enthusiasm and activity. It's driven by the fact that Trump administration has made immigration the tip of the spear.feedback

Stephen Yale-Loehr

It could be the one immigration program that they are willing to accept. If done correctly, it creates jobs for U.S. workers.feedback

Mark Rosenbaum

Mr. Ramirez unequivocally denies being in a gang. While in custody, he was repeatedly pressured by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to falsely admit affiliation. The statement issued tonight by Ms. Richeson of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is inaccurate.feedback

Ann Coulter

It's a sad day for free speech. Well, my seditious and hateful speech, the theme of it, obviously, it was going to be a searingly brilliant speech on immigration.feedback

Viktor Orban

I know that the power, size and weight of Hungary is much smaller than that of the financial speculator, George Soros, who is now attacking Hungary. Despite ruining the lives of millions of European with his financial speculations, being penalized in Hungary for speculations, and who is an openly admitted enemy of the euro, he is so highly praised that he is received by the EU's top leaders. There can be no special privileges, and no one may stand above the law – not even George Soros's people. George Soros is spending endless amounts of money to support illegal immigration.feedback

Charlie Dent

What I hope he means is that we should be talking about establishing operational control. . . I'm not saying necessarily walls.feedback

Mark Krikorian

Even if the border wall did no good at all to control immigration, it would be important to build. . . Even if it did nothing, even if it was completely ineffective, it's important politically.feedback

Marco Rubio

I'm not an interpreter – you've got to ask them what they mean. I mean, that's their initiative, obviously. I take it he's taking about border security in general.feedback

Mark Krikorian

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

Mike Rounds

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

Mitch McConnell

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

Stephen G. Breyer

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

Salma Hayek

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

Pete Williams

A federal judge Tuesday blunted the impact of one of President Donald Trump's executive orders on immigration, forbidding the White House from withhold federal funds from sanctuary cities – local governments that limit police cooperation with federal immigration authorities. Federal District Court Judge William Orrick issued a nationwide injunction in response to a lawsuit filed by San Francisco and nearby Santa Clara County. They argued that the president's January 25th executive order, declaring sanctuary cities ineligible to receive federal grants, was unconstitutional.feedback

Donald J. Trump

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

Margo Schlanger

Suppose you said you can't have any money at all unless you participate fully in immigration arrests. That would be so big it would be coercive.feedback

Luis Videgaray

We could explore – not necessarily a visa, that could impede a lot of people from coming to Mexico – but we could perhaps (have) a fee associated with entry. This is something that I'm sure will be part of our discussion, and I believe we can find points of agreement. If the negotiation on other themes – immigration, the border, trade – isn't satisfactory to Mexico's interests, we will have to review our existing cooperation. This would be especially in the security areas ... and that involves the national immigration agency, the federal police and of course, the armed forces.feedback

William Orrick

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

Keir Starmer

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

Bijan Sabet - Spark Capital

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

Keir Starmer

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

Ben Bernanke - Federal Reserve System

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

Michael Clemens

It appears that almost all U.S. workers prefer almost any labor-market outcome -- including long periods of unemployment -- to carrying out manual harvest and planting labor.feedback

Sean Spicer

This case is yet one more example of egregious overreach by a single, unelected district judge. But we are confident we will ultimately prevail in the Supreme Court, just as we will prevail in our lawful efforts to impose immigration restrictions necessary to keep terrorists out of the United States. San Francisco, and cities like it, are putting the well-being of criminal aliens before the safety of our citizens, and those city officials who authored these policies have the blood of dead Americans on their hands.feedback

Keir Starmer

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

Roy Hattersley

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

Keir Starmer

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

Keir Starmer

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

Alistair Jarvis

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

Neil Carmichael

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

Alistair Jarvis

The committee is right to identify European staff, immigration policy and research collaboration as priorities for universities as Brexit negotiations start. The Government should seek to secure continued close collaboration with EU research partners and also provide certainty for EU staff currently working in UK universities in terms of work and residency rights.feedback

Al Arreola Jr.

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

Marine Le Pen

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

Sean Spicer

I think we've made it very clear that we want border wall funding and we want greater latitude to deny federal grants to sanctuary cities, we want hiring of immigration agents and we want $30 billion to infuse the military budget. Those are our priorities.feedback

Mick Mulvaney

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

Mark Krikorian

This is inconceivable a year ago. Frankly, it's almost inconceivable six months ago.feedback

Roy Beck

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

Daniel Tichenor

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

Dan Stein

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

Richard Cohen

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

Joel Villarreal

Donald Trump sold a seamless wall as the solution to our immigration problems, but a wall is more symbolic. I don't believe it's going to produce statistically significant results.feedback

Marine Le Pen

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

Camille Mackler

Having law-enforcement officials understand how complex immigration issues are and how the consequences of them can often be devastating is critical. You wouldn't normally think of a district attorney as a partner in something like this, but he is stepping up at a moment when immigrants in New York are facing great concerns for their safety.feedback

Eric Gonzalez

We don't want to destroy communities or tear people away from their families for low-level offenses. If someone confronts a guilty plea that would automatically subject them to a harsh immigration penalty and there's another possible plea that would hold them accountable and ensure public safety, justice demands they be given the one that doesn't have immigration consequences.feedback

Bill O'Reilly

I would suggest to Pope Francis, that millions of Americans have been harmed economically by our immigration system which desperately needs reform. I think I could persuade the pope that providing protection and enforcing settled law is certainly not un-Christian. I admire John Paul as a philosopher and as a humanitarian. I simply think he's a terrible administrator and is wrong about dealing with killers.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

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

Zach Butterworth

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

Nitin Pachisia

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

Jeff Sessions

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

Johnny Heald

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

John Kelly

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

Mick Mulvaney

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

John Maraganore - Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

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

David Baldre

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

Chris Abele - Justice Department

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

Michael Hernández - Justice Department

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

Neel Kashkari - Federal Reserve

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

Clint Watts

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

Bertrand Enjalbal - Rue89

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

Alain Peulet

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

Alain Peulet

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

Alain Peulet

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

Alain Peulet

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

Jeff Sessions

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

Paul Schmidt

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

Jeremy McKinney

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

Dree Collopy

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

Paul Schmidt

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

Kevin de León

It has become abundantly clear that Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Trump administration are basing their law enforcement policies on principles of white supremacy – not American values. Their constant and systematic targeting of diverse cities and states goes beyond constitutional norms and will be challenged at every level.feedback

Anne-Laure Donskoy

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

Mick Mulvaney

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

Michael Woodhouse

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

Angus Robertson

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

Maulia Purnamawati

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

Donald J. Trump

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

Henry Sherrell

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

Nora Preciado

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

Donald J. Trump

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

Jeff Sessions

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

Radley Balko

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

Chiu Chui-cheng

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

Benjamin Haddad

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

Winston Peters

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