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Last quote about Immigration

This is something I've been struggling with my students for years. When they talk about immigration, it's – 'Oh my God, the Mexicans!'. This election has empowered some people be a little bit more vocal. That's actually the larger issue: Staff don't necessarily know how to counteract a lot of the comments or questions. If I were a 24-year-old teacher, and someone spouted something out, I would be like holy crap, what do I say? Someone chimes in – now kids are feeding off each other in the room. If you can't respond to it the right way, what are you supposed to do?
NEW Mar 23 2017
Multiple people spoke about Immigration in the news. We gather all their quotes on this page, an easy way to see all views about this topic at a glance. To go deeper, all quotes are redirected to the article from which they come. Donald J. Trump is the person who had the greatest number of quotes. The most recent one of them is: “I think that Britain will separate from the EU. I think that maybe it's time, especially in light of what's happened with the craziness that is going on with immigration, with people pouring in all over the place I think that Britain will end up separating from the EU.”.
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All quotes about Immigration

Thomas Homan

When law enforcement agencies fail to honor immigration detainers and release serious criminal offenders, it undermines ICE's ability to protect the public safety and carry out its mission.

Sadiq Khan

While every country has the right to set its own immigration policies, this new policy flies in the face of the values of freedom and tolerance that the USA was built upon.

Benoit Hamon

The proportion of foreigners in France has been stable since the 1930s. But even so, every year it is the object of a debate, a debate aimed mainly at exploiting the issue of immigration for electoral gain.

John Curtice

Many remain voters would like to see an end to the less popular parts of Britain's current membership of the EU, while many leave voters would like to retain the seemingly more desirable parts, such as free trade, cheap mobile phone calls and clean beaches. It also means that they are also the group that are most likely to be disappointed if they were to come to the conclusion that the government has failed to achieve that objective. Theresa May could be faced with political difficulties at home if she struggles to achieve her key objectives in Brussels.

Michael Donnelly

Whatever is driving Canada's exceptionally positive history of immigration and integration over the last half century, it does not appear to be an exceptionally tolerant public.

Avideh Moussavian

They've created this totally false narrative that somehow local law enforcement is obstructing their work because they're not holding people when the local law enforcement authorities have no basis for holding that person any longer.

Kellyanne Conway

Candidates had been told after 2012, because Mitt Romney only got 27 percent of the Hispanic vote, that they had to support comprehensive immigration reform. We were telling them, That's not true. Every time I went to a Trump rally, I saw in the faces in the crowd everybody I grew up with.

Marine Le Pen

I want to put an end to immigration – that's clear. That's called Project Fear, Mr Fillon. It was used before Brexit.

Tony Blair

No we didn't know the numbers. But by the way it's very important to realise two things. When these countries joined the EU, [it was] very important for us that they did join the EU - important for our security, important for our economy. There was freedom of movement of people immediately. We could have delayed for four years their ability to come here and work. We didn't, it's true, the economy was in a completely different position in 2004. But I just point out the majority of EU immigration came post-2008.

Newt Gingrich

Trump's intention is to be Trump. Being tough on trade. Recentering the country on American nationalism. Taking on illegal immigration. Strengthening our military. Decentralizing the system. Radical reduction in regulations.

Bassel Almadani

I understand the travel ban was done with the impression for securing a place of safety for Americans. I feel it is short-sighted and perpetuates the xenophobia that exists in this country. It wasn't until the immigration ban went into place that people became more intent on the issue and more supportive of the cause.

Donald J. Trump

And by the way, aren't our borders getting extremely strong? ... We've already experienced an unprecedented 40 percent reduction in illegal immigration on our southern border, 61 percent – 61 percent since Inauguration Day. Sixty-one percent; think about it. And now people are saying we're not going to go there anymore 'cause we can't get in, so it's going to get better and better.

Dave Luther

He's just concerned about immigration and how our country is changing.

Paul Schmidt

It seems they have an assumption that everyone who has committed a crime should be removable, but that's not necessarily true. Even people who have committed serious crimes can sometimes get asylum. That's what you call aimless docket reshuffling.

Jonathan Adler

As Eugene notes below, this week the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit declined to grant an en banc rehearing in Washington v. Trump, the decision temporarily restraining the Trump administration’s first immigration executive order, which has since been replaced with a revised order. The case itself is now moot, but the original panel decision remains as 9th Circuit precedent.

Bertrand Dutheil de La Rochère

People want to talk about our programme to leave the euro as well as our immigration policy. They see that victory is now likely.

Robin Best

Some of this has just been the result of social change. The nature of work has changed and diminished support for traditional labor parties. The nature of religion has changed. … At the same time you have the rise of new issues [that mainstream parties aren't seen as addressing]. You have immigration concerns. … You have the European Union. You have environmentalism. I don't think they're going anywhere. I think they've established themselves as a relevant alternative to mainstream politics.

Donald J. Trump

You know what a disaster this massive immigration has been to Germany and the people of Germany. Crime has risen to levels that no one thought they would ever, ever see. It is a catastrophe.

Jo Anne Bernal

Our clients come to us at the lowest point of their lives. Many of them are so frightened of coming to us because of possible immigration concerns.

Jennifer Rubin

No issue was more central to President Trump’s campaign - and to Stephen K. Bannon’s world outlook - than demonizing immigrants and slowing the decline (demographically and culturally) of white, Christian America by keeping foreigners out. As one commentator puts it.

Tani Cantil-Sakauye

Courthouses should not be used as bait in the necessary enforcement of our country's immigration law.

Melissa Keaney

It's definitely an issue we're seeing a tremendous increase in under the new administration.

Enda Kenny

We did discuss the question of immigration, which is so important to the fabric of our people. And I know that in this country, this is an issue that the administration and the president are reflecting upon...We discussed that very constructively this morning.

David Lafferty - Natixis Global Asset Management

The most important thing is he goes over there and helps dial down the Trump rhetoric. Globally people are quite worried about Trump's trade and immigration policies and [the U.S.] pulling back from the world stage. Clearly Trump's 'America First' policy is going to be a little dented if the dollar is too strong.

Tani Cantil-Sakauye

Enforcement policies that include stalking courthouses and arresting undocumented immigrants, the vast majority of whom pose no risk to public safety, are neither safe nor fair. They not only compromise our core value of fairness but they undermine the judiciary's ability to provide equal access to justice.

Luis Gutierrez - Brother

We have a moment in America that I have not seen in my 25 years in the Congress of the United States. We will together defeat this ban and the other discriminatory practices that want to be brought forward.

Kamal Essaheb

Trump's actions expose this administration's blueprint for reshaping America. Those of us who oppose Trump's agenda need to fight lots of fights. The budget. The Muslim ban and Trump's deportation force will hurt real people in real communities.

Mick Mulvaney

The next question is going to be: How many miles of wall does that build, right? We don't know the answer to that question because we haven't settled on construction types, we haven't settled on where we're going to start.

Mark Krikorian

I don't think the money issue really is going to be a problem. As far as the personnel goes, the real problem is going to be maintaining standards in hiring and training and not succumbing to political pressure to hire people quicker.

Steve Doocy

Tweeting about medicine, Obamacare, immigration, jobs, policy. Perhaps more useful to tweet about policy and important announcements, rather than, for instance, Arnold Schwarzenegger's ratings.

Chiansan Ma

The S.E.C. does not make immigration policy, but if one is confirmed by Congress, you are an important member of the administration.

Tani Cantil-Sakauye

Courthouses should not be used as bait in the necessary enforcement of our country's immigration laws.

Donald J. Trump

This ruling makes us look weak which, by the way, we no longer are. The law and Constitution give the president the power to suspend immigration when he deems - or she, or she. Fortunately, it will not be Hillary.

Geert Wilders

The message is that many people want to regain national sovereignty, they don't want to be dependent on the political elite whether that is in their own capitals or in Brussels. I think that many European people believe we should regain national sovereignty - that we should be in charge of our own immigration policy and our own fiscal policy. We should not spend money on foreign countries or foreign people when at the same time we neglect our own people.

John McCain

We simply cannot win this war without the assistance of the Afghan people who put their lives on the line to help American troops and diplomats serving in harm's way.

Elizabeth Foydel

It's very difficult to say whether he fully understood the implications of what he was doing.

Michael Birnbaum

Immigration was the dominant issue of the Dutch campaign, after years of war and misery in the Middle East that swept millions of refugees and migrants into Europe in recent years.

Will Hurd

There are plenty of conservatives that recognize the importance of immigration, and the contributions immigrants have made to our country, and that we are a country of immigrants. The question, I think the debate is, what do you do about it?

Will Hurd

We used the opportunity of the inclement weather on the East Coast to take the opportunity for a Republican and a Democrat to get in a car, spend a significant amount of time together, and talk about the issues. Not just the issues that divide us, but the issues that unite us too. I believe we can enforce our laws, and fix a broken immigration system so that folks that have only known this country, there is a way to make them stay here legally.

Mark Rutte

You could say these are the quarterfinals. The quarterfinals in trying to prevent the wrong sort of populism to win. The half-finals are in France, in April and May. And then in September in Germany, we have the finals. And I want the Netherlands to be the first country which stops this trend of the wrong sort of populism.

Geert Wilders

Every day we're confronted with the mess of this. This is your scum. I hope you'll learn lessons, because to what has your policy led?

Douglas Chin

Sections 2 and 6 of the March 6, 2017 Executive Order violate the Immigration and Nationality Act by discriminating on the basis of nationality, ignoring and modifying the statutory criteria for determining terrorism-related inadmissibility, and exceeding the President's authority under the Immigration and Nationality Act. The entire history and culture of Hawaii is based upon nondiscrimination either in its constitution as well as its laws. Hawaii has 20 per cent foreign-born residents and 100,000 people who are not citizens as well as 20 per cent of our workforce that are not foreign born.

Jasper Muis

Even if these parties are not actually winning or part of the government, everything is moving to a more anti-immigration stance, more pro-nationalist, to try to win voters who are the losers in globalization.

John Tanton

As whites see their power and control over their lives declining, will they simply go quietly into the night? Or will there be an explosion?

Rick Yang

We think a lot about the immigration laws. One of the things America is great at is attracting talent, and so having immigration laws that help harness that and help continue to attract the best talent, is going to be what we think about in terms of our business.

Josh Barro

I think the answer is that American nationalists tend to oppose immigration for reasons that are fundamentally racist. They want white people to have more babies and fewer minorities to come here. But the facts on the ground in the United States are not useful for arguing that case without explicit appeals to racism. So obsess over Europe, where immigration has created more problems and birthrates are more dire.

James Franey - Euronews

Geert Wilders has in many ways followed in the footsteps of Pim Fortuyn, who rose to prominence in the Netherlands after 9/11. Socially liberal, but a critic of immigration and Islam, this openly gay politician dared to speak up on issues that were considered taboo at the time. His party topped the polls ahead of the 2002 general election.

Melissa Crow

His record on immigration is a mixed bag, so it's hard to predict how he would rule on any challenge to the executive order.

Joop van Holsteijn

Immigration and integration, and the relationship of the Netherlands with Turkey, will be rather salient suddenly, and Wilders can be considered the issue owner here. Following this line of reasoning, Wilders may profit, if only due to some strategic PVV supporters who decide to follow their heart and not their mind on Wednesday.

Joris Luyendijk

However well his anti-EU, anti-Islam and anti-immigration platform does in the general election, Wilders will not get to lead a government – or a Nexit. Whether Geert Wilders’ PVV party ends in first, second or third place in the Dutch general election on Wednesday, one thing is certain: the Netherlands will still be gripped by “populism paralysis”.

Andre Krouwel

Rutte is a key player in this because he is prime minister. We are the ones who really protect your interests, we are the ones who go down into the trenches to defend the Netherlands. The election is still wide open. What the right-wing parties are now doing is jumping on this theme from Turkey to – more than already was the case – emphasize themes of immigration, integration, the migrant problem and the concerns about what identity we still share.

Andre Krouwel

The dominant issues in this campaign are immigration, integration, security, terrorism, identity. What you see is that this situation makes these themes so dominant that leftist themes ... are totally absent.

Michael Fix

If you look at the second generation and higher and their children–as adults then [as] children of immigrants–[they] pay higher taxes and use fewer benefits than other natives and than other immigrants.

George Borjas

The argument for high skilled as opposed to low skilled is two fold. One is the perception that if you're going to think of which kind of immigrant has the bigger potential to push outward the frontier of knowledge in this country, it would be high-skilled immigrants; two, they're also economically beneficial in the sense that high-skilled immigrants are much more likely than low-skilled immigrants to pay higher taxes and to receive fewer services.

Vander Velpen

The Immigration Office can immediately, without interference of a judge, put someone out of the country based on indications that he or she could pose a threat to the public order.

George C. Zoley

Subsequently, there will be a need by the U.S. Marshal Services for those people that have committed criminal acts and need to be detained for adjudication.

Terry Dwyer - KDP Investment Advisors

The deportation crackdown is doing very good things for these companies. On a personal level, it leaves a sour taste in my mouth, but I guess business is business.

Mary Giovagnoli

It makes me suspicious of the numbers in isolation, and I would really want to look at what was happening at individual points of entry and what the full set of circumstances are on the ground. I think the executive orders haven't even been put into place yet with respect to the various border elements.

Mary Giovagnoli

It takes a very long time for some people to make it from El Salvador to the southwest border.

Abigail Peterson

It is important to underscore that this detention should never have transpired in the first place. Not every person will be fortunate enough to have the kind of backing that Daniela was afforded.

Naomi Tsu - Southern Poverty Law Center

We will continue to challenge the unconstitutional actions of ICE agents in this case and will not rest until she is no longer under threat of deportation.

David Lesperance

The current rules allow an individual to a) get PR; b) lie about their physical presence in Canada; c) avoid the currently low chance of audit, since information is not shared between CIC [Citizenship and Immigration Canada] and CRA [Canada Revenue Agency]; and d) pick up Canadian citizenship at a low price.

Tom Cotton

Right now, only about one out of 15 immigrants that we admit to this country every year come based on those criteria. The President has said in public, as he told us yesterday, that he wants to move in the direction of, for instance, Canada and Australia, and focused on more of what he calls a merit-based system. Our legislation is the first step in that. He'd like to see additional steps focusing on some of the employment-based green cards and visas and we're happy to work with him on that.

Frederik Quaedvlieg

Here you get accepted or not. If you are accepted, everyone says 'Hi!' No problem. If you are not accepted, you feel it and you have to get out. I think there's a lot of people here who really complain about immigration and about foreigners taking their jobs, but they get the social welfare and they stay at home and smoke weed all day.

Denice Spaans

If you have educated Muslims, then it's not a problem. But I think it's uneducated people with old-fashioned mindsets which don't fit into a modern society like here in Holland.

Jan de Boer

Shut the doors, no more people. I'm very scared and I mean it, honestly.

Jan de Boer

Islam is very dangerous. I'm very scared and I mean it, honestly.

Latif Boujada

The Dutch didn't want to do the dirty jobs. We helped make the country rich. Now they want us to go back. We're not going anywhere. We are staying.

Leo Pronk

Wilders is saying what the low-educated people want to hear ... Immigrants are taking our jobs, they are raping our women.

Naeem Ahmad

In what other country would that happen? The majority of the people in the Netherlands are still very liberal, very welcoming.

Jennifer Medina

By talking about what you're going through, you're giving voice to a group that otherwise might not be heard from.

Jennifer Medina

It's extraordinarily more difficult now than it used to be. People are much more fearful about repercussions, about outing themselves, about drawing any sort of attention to themselves. There's a pervasive sense of fear.

Jennifer Medina

And, if you don't talk about your experience, nobody is going to talk about it for you.

Vivian Yee

We decided that a story written with the intention of explaining the starting points of the immigration debate shouldn't take sides on the semantics of the debate. And, of course, we tried to show that there are real, live human faces to the issue by telling a few of their stories.

Alexandra Channer - Verisk Maplecroft

Seafarers also lack state protection if owners register a ship under a 'flag of convenience' to avoid higher costs and stricter labour regulations in their own country.

Aygun Kazimova - Verisk Maplecroft

Undocumented migrants in the U.S. labour force could worsen the risk of modern slavery across key states. Over half of the undocumented migrant workers in Florida and California work in agriculture, manufacturing, hospitality, construction and transport. These sectors will therefore be hard hit by measures that put migrant workers at risk of abuse.

Alexandra Channer - Verisk Maplecroft

Mandatory disclosure makes it more likely that consumers, shareholders and investors will vote with their wallets for ethical companies who can prove their respect for human rights. Seafarers' wages and working conditions are often the first to suffer when ship owners or shipping companies compete at ever lower prices to transport ever fewer goods.

Beverly Byrum

The immigration lines were 500 travelers deep, then another long line for TSA. The anger in the crowd was growing. Many people missed connections.

Micheal Donovan

We realized we needed to find the darkest place in the American justice system where the most help was needed. And that was immigration.

Micheal Donovan

Without us, there is no one to serve them. The [alternative] would be that those people sit in custody.

Micheal Donovan

I went in with no criminal history. Now I'm a convicted felon. No one wanted to hire me. I couldn't even rent an apartment. We'd try to get their lives on track before they went to court for adjudication and sentencing, hopefully to be able to say to the judge, Look, this person is doing much better. You don't want to put them in jail,' . I employ lobbyists every day that seek to pass legislation that would put us out of business. I'm a bit of an enigma that way. We do not threaten re-detention.

Micheal Donovan

I care about our clients. It would be awesome to not have to charge them any money, but that's not really the system we live in. What we're going to end up with is internment camps along the Southern border, and people wasting away in them. And I know that we are the only hope that a significant number of those people will have. . . . So I've got to figure out a way to grow our business to serve more of them.

Roger Dow

It doesn't appear that the administration fully seized the opportunity to differentiate between the potential security risks targeted by [Trump's latest immigration] order and the legitimate business and leisure visitors from abroad who support 15.1 million American jobs.

Khalil Rasheed

We have two populations, one that is diverse, open-minded and embraces immigrants, and then we have another segment of population that is conservative, focused on the white identity angle … I am afraid of seeing a breaking point. Right now it's just an immigration ban, but down the road it could be anything.

Mark Arabo

We're seeing more cases of people reluctant to patronize the stores they were going to. It's fear for ICE and it's fear for the government. Some are cutting across the board 20 to 30 percent. It's not a good thing for the economy. It's not a good thing for jobs. In Arizona, the government and politics are much different. Arizona has an issue of government profiling or deporting.

Salma Abugideiri

One of the obstacles is … a mistrust of government agencies or service providers. People fear that by reporting domestic violence, they'll get their children taken away from them, or their immigration process will be interrupted.

Jim Sillars

He "profoundly hope she finds a way of getting out of the corner she has boxed herself into. I would abstain. I would not vote to remain in the UK but at the same time I would not vote to go into an even worse union. That would apply to a fair number of people like me who voted Leave. People I know and campaigned with didn't vote on immigration. They voted Leave because they had read the Lisbon Treaty and realised they were governed by an unelected elite.

Lucky Tran

Policies that accommodate refugees are the reason why I got to be a scientist, and the US immigration ban is now denying a whole generation of people that opportunity. In my lifetime, I've not seen scientists be so willing to come out in to the street.

Omar Jadwat - American Civil Liberties Union

Instead of actually trying to make the courts better, they just want to use them less, even though that obviously is deeply problematic from a due-process standpoint. They understand that time works to their benefit and that the longer you can drag this out, the more bites at the apple you can get, the greater the likelihood that you can find some plausible reason for remaining here in the United States.

Shamsul Islam

More than 2,000 Afghans have so far moved across the border. Thousands of others are waiting to be allowed exit into Afghanistan. There are long queues. Clearance and immigration take time.

Ben Saul

Australian governments have a habit of legislating quickly to neutralize or overturn unfavorable High Court decisions in relation to immigration, particularly since Australia has no constitutional bill of rights to prevent parliaments doing whatever they want.

Molly Corbett Broad - American Council on Education

While the revised order has narrowed the number of people impacted by the travel ban, we fear that those still excluded–coupled with the faulty initial roll-out and the harsh rhetoric that often accompanies today's public policy discussions about immigration–still creates a climate where it is far more difficult for international students and scholars to view this country as a welcoming place for study and research.

Lizbet Boroughs

Almost instantly our concern was for the chilling effect this has for international students to come to the United States, and America's ability to remain competitive. If they're not coming here, they're coming to Canada, to the United Kingdom and other countries. And the delayed implementation will ensure none of our students are caught in transit, as they were in January.

Marc Hansen

The immigration landscape seems to be very fluid. It's very unclear what, if any, significant changes may be made by the federal government. Montgomery clearly has a stake in how these laws are implemented.

Dick Jurgena

I guess my first reaction is that it's awful easy to spend other people's money. Unless you're going to defy immigration law, it doesn't seem to be a real complicated issue.

Ted Ruthizer

There's still the argument that, when you take down all the window dressing, it's still a religion ban, but these are the kinds of nuances that the courts will look at. It will be much, much tougher for a federal judge to want to block this.

Jorge Baron

Our immigration laws specifically say you cannot discriminate on basis of nationality in this process. That aspect of the order is very clearly in violation of our immigration statutes. The president can't rewrite the law by executive order.

Jorge Baron

It not only impacts people who are trying to seek nonimmigrant visas – tourists, students, temporary visas – but it also applies to people who are trying to reunify through the permanent immigration system with family members. If I'm trying to petition for my spouse or for my child who is from one of those countries, this would prevent them from obtaining an immigrant visa.

Jeff Sessions

We also know that people seeking to support or commit terrorist attacks here will try to enter through our refugee program. In fact, today more than 300 people who came here as refugees are under FBI investigation for potential terrorism-related activities.

Tamar Jacoby

I think legal labor migration has been a huge boon to the economy and the American spirit. I'm very concerned they get that right. Like all countries, we do want to bring the best and brightest. But low-skilled immigration is important, too. You would never have had the housing boom without low-skilled labor; you can't grow the economy without growing the labor force.

Jeff Sessions

As a matter of federal policy – which can be adjusted at any time – millions of low-wage foreign workers are legally made available to substitute for higher-paid Americans.

Francisco Balderrama

Mexican immigration was very recent. It goes back to that saying: Last hired, first fired. The attitude of many industrialists and agriculturalists was reflected in larger cities: A Mexican is a Mexican. That is sort of key in understanding the psychic of the nation. America's most industrial city was in many ways the promise of the age in terms of economic prosperity. The archival evidence points to a full map, across the nation.

Patrick Miller

Our sense of identity is almost inseparable from the subject of immigration because it's how we were built. Given what we are and how we've come about, it's a very natural debate.

Jorge Baron

It not only impacts people who are trying to seek nonimmigrant visas - tourists, students, temporary visas - but it also applies to people who are trying to reunify through the permanent immigration system with family members. If I'm trying to petition for my spouse or for my child who is from one of those countries, this would prevent them from obtaining an immigrant visa.

Sophie Alcorn

As an immigration attorney, I can see the major benefits that leveraging sophisticated chatbot technology will have in the asylum application process. It will be easier for applicants to submit their applications and it will empower legal aid organisations to assist a larger numbers of clients. Asylum seekers want to follow the laws and do everything properly, and this technology will help them do so.

Geert Wilders

I rather would have not Koran at all as we in Holland at least have outlawed Mein Kampf as well. It might be in some part highly symbolic, still it would have an enormous effect to do so. If one country is tougher on its immigration policy than the other, then the most immigrants go to the country with the softest immigration policy.

Natalia Villalobos

My little sister graduates high school this year. If something doesn't change, she'll be in the same situation as me. That just can't happen.

Natalia Villalobos

I was shocked. Honestly, I thought, how can that be? I'm a U.S. citizen. I should have the same rights as every other citizen. This decision shouldn't be based on my mom's status.

Nina Perales

The issues are clear and alarming. You have a U.S. citizen student who just wants the same chance that everyone else has. Legally, when we start chipping away at what it means to be a United States citizen, we undermine the core principles of our nation.

Natalia Villalobos

Why shouldn't I have a choice, too. I'm entitled to the same choices as everyone else who lives in D.C., went to high school in D.C. and graduated in D.C.

Hiro Yoshikawa

There's almost no one in higher education who is not, especially since the election, thinking and talking about immigrant students. But I have never heard of a citizen student facing these challenges. The D.C. case suggests there are millions more that could face significant college access problems.

Matthew Patrick Shaw

Access to education has, in our society and our courts, come to symbolize the way that people can truly be wronged by government. Education has such a clear tie to opportunity, to self sufficiency and life outcomes that barriers become almost impossible to justify.

Sean Spicer

It's not a question of delaying, it's a question of getting it right. We've taken the Court's opinions and concerns into consideration, but the order is finalized. It's now awaiting implementation.

Becca Heller

It's just a complete travesty. It would be if it were happing to anybody, but especially someone who spent years and years risking his life for the U.S. I think we're going to see more and more of this happening by rogue immigration officials drunk on the power they derive from an administration intent on discriminating against immigrants and Muslims. The government is looking for a pretext to detain anyone who is Muslim.

Jacqueline Stevens

Just slapping the word 'volunteer' in front of 'work program' doesn't exempt the prison firm from paying legally mandated wages any more than McDonald's can use 'volunteer' senior citizens and pay them Big Macs. There's no ostensible purpose to rehabilitate them. They're just waiting for a court date in order to clarify their immigration status. Some don't end up being deported.

Pablo Paez - Geo Group

We intend to continue to vigorously defend our company against these claims. The volunteer work program at immigration facilities as well as the wage rates and standards associated with the program are set by the Federal government. Our facilities, including the Aurora, Colo. Facility, are highly rated and provide high-quality services in safe, secure, and humane residential environments pursuant to the Federal Government's national standards.

John M. Fife

These were middle-class folks who were fleeing for their lives. We'd take in people who had torture marks all over their body, and the immigration judge would order them deported the next day. I assumed it was illegal, but I could not claim to be a Christian and not be involved in trying to protect refugees' lives.

Amber Rudd

Once we have left the European Union it will be the government that sets our immigration rules.

Cherie Francis

We're gonna take our country back and we're gonna establish borders and have legal immigration and law and order.

Geert Wilders

Mr Rutte is right, there is a very big chance the PVV will be the biggest party in the Netherlands after the elections. But I don't agree with what he says that we do wrong kind of populism. We say what people want to hear when it comes to immigration, integration, Islam, problems which are real.

Chris Ciruli

It's incredibly important to us that this border stays open and flowing with product from Mexico to the U.S.

Nohe Garcia

It is giving us a lot of uncertainty, and uncertainty and fear are the enemy of trade and trust.

Chris Ciruli

Increasing the cost of fresh fruits and vegetables and making people buy processed food, that doesn't help the American economy nor does it help the actual American people.

Luis Videgaray

We are not promoting illegality. Today we are facing a situation that can paradoxically represent an opportunity, when suddenly a government wants to apply the law more severely. It is becoming more than evident that to apply the law, which is the obligation of any state, would also imply a real economic damage to this country which highlights the need for immigration reform, an immigration reform that resolves once and for all the legal status of the people.

Ralph Goodale

We are concerned and we will deal properly with the extra hundreds (crossing illegally). But the full border deals with 400,000 people moving in both directions every day. It also handles C$2.5 billion in trade every day.

Michael Russell

Most glaring example of 'tunnel vision' in UK today is Tory (Conservative) obsession with immigration which is driving disastrous Brexit process.

Charlie Beck - Los Angeles Police Department

This is a population we police by creating partnerships, not by targeting them because of their immigration status.

Aaron Banks

In the referendum, Vote Leave thought it was rude to talk about immigration, right up until they realised they had to, that it wouldn't appeal to middle class Tory voters and Carswell falls into that category. Ideologically he is for open door immigration. His reasons for the referendum are not our reasons. As a libertarian, he believes in virtually no rules at all.

Omar Jadwat - American Civil Liberties Union

"Instead of actually trying to make the courts better, they just want to use them less, even though that obviously is deeply problematic from a due-process standpoint,"

Dana Marks

It would be a shame if the mistakes of the past continue to be repeated. But the pressures on the system certainly do allow more opportunities for errors to be made. You try to do your best to hear things fairly but also quickly, and there is always a tension between how you strike that balance.

Ira Mehlman

They understand that time works to their benefit and that the longer you can drag this out, the more bites at the apple you can get, the greater the likelihood that you can find some plausible reason for remaining here in the United States.

Andrew Free

If implemented, this expansion in immigration detention would be the fastest and largest in our country's history. And my worry is it'll be permanent. Once those beds are in place they'll never go away.

Donald J. Trump

From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land. From this moment on, it's going to be only America First. America First. Every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs, will be made to benefit American workers and American families. We must protect our borders from the ravages of other countries making our products, stealing our companies, and destroying our jobs. Protection will lead to great prosperity and strength.

Kevin Kimsa

Development resources cost a lot less in Canada. That is an effect of the Canadian dollar. You now have this situation where there may be more resources.

Kevin Kimsa

The recent Trump order on closing the borders down furthers an additional message of uncertainty in terms of U.S. policy.

Sid Paquette

I believe the influx of talented immigrants to Canada will increase due to Trump's archaic policies. We'll gladly keep our country open to everyone.

Kevin Kimsa

I would not be surprised if you had some individuals that elected to come to Canada because of the continuing messages coming out of the U.S. government.

Boris Wertz

It's a message to our own country, as much as to the U.S., that we think diversity is a strength to the entrepreneurial ecosystem. It has certainly changed the discussion and has damaged the brand of the U.S. If you are a green-card holder and suddenly are not allowed to enter the country where you have a home, a family, where you paid your taxes and were a welcome resident for a very long time, a lot of people will ask themselves how much they can trust this country going forward. It broadens their perspective on where they think about building their career.

Jack Bogle - Vanguard

Anybody that wants to make the U.S. economy grow at 4 percent a year in real terms has a big job to do. I don't think it's even possible for anybody. I think reducing regulations is a reasonable thing to do if you do it the right way, but eliminating regulations is some sort of madness. I think increasing trade barriers is the wrong way to go for business. And I'm not making a political statement here, the economics of cutting back on immigration is extremely harmful in the long run for our economy.

Bill Palmer

I do understand this trade-off. They want foreign labor but they don't. They don't like illegal immigration, but on the other hand it keeps labor prices down. If this guy uses illegal immigrants so he can do the job cheaper than I can, well, that's just not fair.

Rush Limbaugh

Trump supporters don't care what he does or what he says because there is no way they are going to do anything that helps elect Hillary Clinton. It's no more complicated than that.

Lindsey Graham

I think Donald Trump has an ability to solve the problem unlike anybody in recent times. We always pass the bill in the Senate like 68 votes. It goes to the House. My Republican colleagues in the House -- it always dies. I think Trump has the ability to tell the right, you know, this is a good deal, take it.

Krista Kosier

That's the most important thing. He's still going to build the wall. He's still going to get rid of the murderers and rapists and those wreaking havoc in our country.

Felix Walworth

I'm not interested in aligning myself with an institution that interacts with immigration authorities as a means of controlling where art is shared and performed, and who makes money off of it.

Roland Swenson

[South by Southwest] is working hard to build a coalition of attorneys to assist artists with issues at U.S. ports of entry during the event. We have artists from 62 countries from around the world performing and have always supported our international music community. We have never reported international showcasing artists to immigration authorities.

Felix Walworth

This festival uses an imperialist model and prioritizes centralizing and packaging culture over communities and people's safety. It's no secret that SXSW has played a huge role in the process of Austin's rapid gentrification. The whole festival exists to the detriment of working class people and people of color in Austin. That they're willing to threaten deportation is enough evidence for me that they don't care about anyone including the artists that lend them their legitimacy.

Roland Swenson

Language governing SXSW's ability to protect a showcase has been in the artist performance agreement for many years. It is, and always was intended to be, a safeguard to provide SXSW with a means to respond to an act that does something truly egregious, such as disobeying our rules about pyrotechnics on stage, starting a brawl in a club, or causing serious safety issues.

Roland Swenson

We understand that given the current political climate surrounding immigration, the language that was published seems strong. Violating U.S. immigration law has always carried potentially severe consequences, and we would be remiss not to warn our participating acts of the likely repercussions.

Felix Walworth

Can our first step toward coalition as artists with radical politics be to cancel all our official showcases at sxsw? I'm serious just do it.

Donald Wuerl

I feel much more comfortable with what has been the traditional separation of church and state, so that you don't have the pulpit used then as a place where candidates are invited to speak to the congregation. … I like to keep a distinction between the role of the pastor and the role of the politician. When we come to something like immigration, our voice is always going to be: Aren't we supposed to be welcoming people, especially those who are fleeing persecution?

Chuck Schumer

The speech he gave was one of the most anti-immigrant speeches that we heard any president ever give.

Roland Swenson

In the post-Trump era, it looks different than how it was intended, and how it was received in the past. But we've come out strongly against the travel ban, and we've really been going the extra mile to make sure these bands don't get screwed over when they enter the country.

Felix Walworth

Can our first step toward coalition as artists with radical politics be to cancel all our official showcases at SXSW?

Brent Buchanan

He's revered here. And I think that's because Alabamians know that Jeff Sessions is a man of his word. They admire his outspokenness on conservative issues. He was a champion against immigration reform ten years ago.

Irene Clennell

Everything that took place last weekend was the latest step in a long story of an immigration system that provides no adequate support to claimants, and does its best to treat honest people like liars and thieves.

Donald J. Trump

The time is right for an immigration bill if both sides are willing to compromise. I believe Republicans and Democrats can work together to achieve an outcome that has eluded our country for decades.

David Perdue

I won't call it coordinated, but they were consulted. And certainly they are in agreement to an approach like this to get legal immigration more back to the 100-year historical norm and that's all this bill does.

Roy Beck

If E-verify and ending the chain migration is done, then DACA kids could get amnesty. I'm not sure that any president has addressed Congress about the need to make that kind of change in legal immigration at least for 90 years.

Jeff Flake

Whether it's a path to citizenship or a path to legal status we can work with both of those.

Yael Selfin - KPMG

Spain, however, may be glad to stem the flow of British pensioners to the economy, whilst Germany may be glad to see greater immigration from Eastern Europe and to repatriate some of its own workforce.

Jeff Flake

Only Nixon could go to China, I think there are parallels there.

John McCain

I hope that it opens the door for comprehensive immigration reform, which we obviously feel is vital.

Donald J. Trump

We cannot allow our nation to become a sanctuary for extremists. Real and positive immigration reform is possible. Nations around the world, like Canada, Australia and many others - have a merit-based immigration system. It is a basic principle that those seeking to enter a country ought to be able to support themselves financially. Yet, in America, we do not enforce this rule, straining the very public resources that our poorest citizens rely upon. According to the National Academy of Sciences, our current immigration system costs America's taxpayers many billions of dollars a year.

Donald J. Trump

Nations around the world, like Canada, Australia and many others have a merit-based immigration system. If we are guided by the well-being of American citizens then I believe Republicans and Democrats can work together to achieve an outcome that has eluded our country for decades.

Donald J. Trump

Switching away from this current system of lower-skilled immigration, and instead adopting a merit-based system, will have many benefits: It will save countless dollars, raise workers' wages, and help struggling families – including immigrant families – enter the middle class.

Donald J. Trump

To any in Congress who do not believe we should enforce our laws, I would ask you this one question: What would you say to the American family that loses their jobs, their income or their loved one because America refused to uphold its laws and defend its borders? By finally enforcing our immigration laws, we will raise wages, help the unemployed, save billions and billions of dollars, and make our communities safer for everyone. We cannot allow a set of terrorists to form in our country, we cannot allow our nation to become a sanctuary for extremists.

Donald J. Trump

We cannot allow a beachhead of terrorism to form inside America - we cannot allow our Nation to become a sanctuary for extremists. We are a country that stands united in condemning hate and evil in all its forms. The chorus became an earthquake - and the people turned out by the tens of millions, and they were all united by one very simple, but crucial demand, that America must put its own citizens first.

Mark Krikorian

Even if the leadership took it up, the rank and file would revolt, and how could Democrats suddenly become Trump partisans? It would actually be kind of hilarious, if it weren't for the fact that it would basically be the end of his administration.

Ira Mehlman

We continue to oppose amnesty, but we'll wait and say what the administration proposes here.

Donald J. Trump

By finally enforcing our immigration laws, we will raise wages, help the unemployed, save billions of dollars, and make our communities safer for everyone. The time is right for an immigration bill if both sides are willing to compromise.

Frank Sharry

It's our view Trump is engaged in a PR campaign to try to make himself sound like a reasonable guy on immigration, but what they're doing in practice and what they're putting in place on policy is the most radical nativist agenda we've seen in modern America.

Donald J. Trump

Nations around the world, like Canada, Australia and many others have a merit-based immigration system. It is a basic principle that those seeking to enter a country ought to be able to support themselves financially. Yet, in America, we do not enforce this rule, straining the very public resources that our poorest citizens rely upon. According to the National Academy of Sciences, our current immigration system costs America's taxpayers many billions of dollars a year.

Abraham Lincoln

If we are guided by the well-being of American citizens then I believe Republicans and Democrats can work together to achieve an outcome that has eluded our country for decades.

Donald J. Trump

I believe that real and positive immigration reform is possible, as long as we focus on the following goals: to improve jobs and wages for Americans, to strengthen our nation's security, and to restore respect for our laws.

Donald J. Trump

Switching away from [America's] current system of lower-skilled immigration, and instead adopting a merit-based system, will have many benefits: it will save countless dollars, raise workers' wages, and help struggling – families including immigrant families – enter the middle class. I am going to bring back millions of jobs. Protecting our workers also means reforming our system of legal immigration. The current, outdated system depresses wages for our poorest workers, and puts great pressure on taxpayers.

Sean Spicer

The president's comments yesterday were that if we can get a bill, he would like to get that done. One of the anchors said that if anyone can get a deal it would be you. Obviously, he was pleased with that. But it's true, and he recognizes that a solution, a comprehensive solution, has eluded our nation for a long time, and it's a big problem. And if he can get it consistent with his principles, he will.

Donald J. Trump

Nations around the world, like Canada, Australia and many others have a merit-based immigration system. Switching away from this current system of lower-skilled immigration, and instead adopting a merit-based system, will have many benefits: it will save countless dollars, raise workers' wages, and help struggling families -- including immigrant families -- enter the middle class. Protecting our workers also means reforming our system of legal immigration. The current, outdated system depresses wages for our poorest workers, and puts great pressure on taxpayers.

Donald J. Trump

Ryan died as he lived: a warrior, and a hero – battling against terrorism and securing our nation. I just spoke to General Mattis, who reconfirmed that, and I quote, Ryan was a part of a highly successful raid that generated large amounts of vital intelligence that will lead to many more victories in the future against our enemies. I believe that real and positive immigration reform is possible, as long as we focus on the following goals: to improve jobs and wages for Americans, to strengthen our nation's security, and to restore respect for our laws.

Donald J. Trump

America is willing to find new friends, and to forge new partnerships, where shared interests align. We will soon begin the construction of a great wall along our southern border. We will work with our allies, including our friends in the Muslim World, to extinguish ISIS from our planet. I believe that real and positive immigration reform is possible, as long as we focus on the following goals: to improve jobs and wages for Americans, to strengthen our nation's security, and to restore respect for our laws.

Donald J. Trump

The time for small thinking is over. According to the National Academy of Sciences, our current immigration system costs America's taxpayers many billions of dollars a year. Since my election, Ford, Fiat-Chrysler, General Motors, Sprint, Softbank, Lockheed, Intel, Walmart and many others have announced that they will invest billions of dollars in the United States and will create tens of thousands of new American jobs. Ninety-four million Americans are out of the labor force.

Donald J. Trump

According to the National Academy of Sciences, our current immigration system costs America's taxpayers many billions of dollars a year. Since my election, Ford, Fiat-Chrysler, General Motors, Sprint, Softbank, Lockheed, Intel, Walmart and many others have announced that they will invest billions of dollars in the United States and will create tens of thousands of new American jobs. Ninety-four million Americans are out of the labor force.

Donald J. Trump

The time is right for an immigration bill as long as there is compromise on both sides.

Bill Flores

I applaud the president for bringing this up. It's one of those areas where if you bring it up somebody's out there screaming the word amnesty at the top of their lungs and it's not amnesty, and so I think he's showed real leadership by bringing it up. I was thrilled to hear it. You've got a different president who can unleash Twitter jihad.

Chuck Schumer

I mean, the immigrant community is rightfully scared of what President Trump has done. His executive order goes far beyond anything that anyone proposed. People are cowering.

Donald J. Trump

Nations around the world, like Canada, Australia and many others –- have a merit-based immigration system. It is a basic principle that those seeking to enter a country ought to be able to support themselves financially. Yet, in America, we do not enforce this rule, straining the very public resources that our poorest citizens rely upon. According to the National Academy of Sciences, our current immigration system costs America's taxpayers many billions of dollars a year.

Michael Simpson

It would be nice to see a speech that kind of brought us together.

Donald J. Trump

With the help of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, we have formed a council with our neighbours in Canada to help ensure that women entrepreneurs have access to the networks, markets and capital they need to start a business and live out their financial dreams. I believe that real and positive immigration reform is possible, as long as we focus on the following goals – to improve jobs and wages for Americans, to strengthen our nation's security, and to restore respect for our laws.

Donald J. Trump

Unless Mexico is going to treat the US fairly with respect, such a meeting would be fruitless and I want to go in different route. We have no choice. Border security is a serious, serious national issue and problem. A lack of security poses a substantial threat to the sovereignty and safety of the United States of America and its citizens. Most illegal immigration is coming from our southern border. I've said many times that the American people will not pay for the wall. I've made that clear to the government of Mexico.

Donald J. Trump

Recent threats targeting Jewish Community Centers and vandalism of Jewish cemeteries, as well as last week's shooting in Kansas City, remind us that while we may be a nation divided on policies, we are a country that stands united in condemning hate and evil in all its very ugly forms. We will soon begin the construction of a great, great wall along our southern border. The time is right for an immigration bill as long as there is compromise on both sides. Obamacare is collapsing -- and we must act decisively to protect all Americans, Action is not a choice -- it is a necessity.

Astrid Silva

Immigration is obviously very important, but I think people assume immigration is the only issue that Latinos care about. There are so many things affecting our lives, like health care, LGBTQ rights, women's rights.

Astrid Silva

Democrats have done a lot of work in our communities, but I think at the same time there's a lot of fear in our community. To be able to speak to our community in Spanish, I think it's really important.

Donald J. Trump

It is not compassionate, but reckless, to allow uncontrolled entry from places where proper vetting cannot occur. Those given the high honor of admission to the United States should support this country and love its people and its values. We cannot allow a beachhead of terrorism to form inside America – we cannot allow our nation to become a sanctuary for extremists. That is why my Administration has been working on improved vetting procedures, and we will shortly take new steps to keep our nation safe – and to keep out those who would do us harm.

George W. Bush

I am for an immigration policy that is welcoming and that upholds the law. One of our great strengths is for people to be able to worship the way they want to or not worship at all. I consider the media to be indispensable to democracy, that we need an independent media to hold people like me to account. It's important for the media to call to account people who abuse their power. It's kind of hard to tell others to have an independent, free press and we're not willing to have one ourselves.

George W. Bush

I think we all need answers. I am for an immigration policy that is welcoming and upholds the law.

George W. Bush

I think it's very important, for all of us, to recognize one our great strengths is for people to worship the way they want to or not worship at all. I mean the bedrock of our freedom-a bedrock of our freedom is the right to worship freely. I am for an immigration policy that's welcoming and upholds the law. This was an ideological conflict and people who murder the innocent are not religious people. They want to advance an ideology and we have faced those kind of ideologies in the past.

George W. Bush

We all need answers. I am for an immigration policy that's welcoming and upholds the law. I think we all need answers ... I'm not sure the right avenue to take. I am sure, though, that that question needs to be answered. We need an independent media to hold people like me to account. Power can be very addictive, and it can be corrosive. And it's important for the media to call to account people who abuse their power, whether it be here or elsewhere.

Donald J. Trump

They shouldn't be allowed to use sources unless they use somebody's name. Let their name be put out there. I loved the commotion. And then they did these polls where I went through the roof and I wasn't even running, right? But it gave me an idea. One by one, we're checking off the promises we made to the American people. As we speak today, immigration officers are finding gang members, drug dealers and criminal aliens and throwing them the hell out. You're going to love it.

Donald J. Trump

They shouldn't be allowed to use sources unless they use somebody's name. Let their name be put out there. I loved the commotion. And then they did these polls where I went through the roof and I wasn't even running, right? But it gave me an idea. As we speak today, immigration officers are finding gang members, drug dealers and criminal aliens and throwing them the hell out. You're going to love it.

John Kelly

Let me be very, very clear. There will be no, repeat, no mass deportations. And again listen to this no, repeat, no use of military force in immigration operations.

John Kelly

There will be no use of military forces in immigration. There will be no – repeat, no – mass deportations.

Tyler Wadsworth

I am not a big fan of (trade) tariffs. I feel like it's a tax on people. I really want to hear what he has to say about that.

David Burke - Dover

I think most everything he's been saying is going to put the country in the right direction.

Kevin Vogel

We can't cooperate with a law enforcement agency we cannot trust.

Jay Inslee

If they think they're going to jerk the state's Medicaid money because we won't become mini-ICE agents, they're wrong. It's not going to happen. They're going to lose in court.

Dianne Feinstein

Under this new guidance, 11 million undocumented immigrants are now priorities for deportation.

Jay Inslee

Washington has always been and will always remain a place that welcomes and embraces people of all faiths, all nationalities and all orientations. This executive order makes clear that Washington will not be a willing participant in promoting or carrying out mean-spirited policies that break up families and compromise our national security and community safety. Under this executive order, we are not obviating federal law. If there is a federal or criminal arrest warrant, we will honor it.

Rex W. Tillerson - ExxonMobil

In a relationship filled with vibrant colors, two strong sovereign countries from time to time will have differences. We listened closely and carefully to each other as we respectfully and patiently raised our respective concerns.

Luis Videgaray

I want to say clearly and most emphatically that the Mexican government and the Mexican people have no reason to accept unilateral decisions imposed by one government on another. We are not going to accept that, because we don't have to.

Sean Spicer

I think Secretary Tillerson and Secretary Kelly are going to have a great discussion down there.

Ildefonso Guajardo

It all depends on the agreements that they arrive at. It all depends on the outcome and if there are important and positive things or very clear messages that need to be conveyed through these emissaries.

Janice K. Jackson - Cps

To be very clear, CPS does not provide assistance to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in the enforcement of federal civil immigration law.

Omar Jadwat - American Civil Liberties Union

The overall approach is deeply worrisome and really does promise a number of constitutional problems down the line. We've already shown that the courts and the public can stand up to Donald Trump when he attempts these kinds of unconstitutional actions, and I think both the courts and the public will be there to stop him again.

Paul Ryan

When you see with your own eyes the many challenges facing our law enforcement professionals along the border, it gives you even greater respect for the work that they do day-in and day-out. But more tools and more support are needed for them to do their jobs effectively. Congress is committed to securing the border and enforcing our laws, and together with the Trump administration, we will get this done.

Paul Ryan

I'm here to tell you, in Congress, it's not happening. But if you're worried about, you know, some deportation force coming, knocking on your door this year, don't worry about that.

Bennie Thompson

Resources are not unlimited: when available resources are used to detain and remove law-abiding immigrants and break apart families, there are less resources to find and remove dangerous criminals from our streets.

Chris Rickerd - American Civil Liberties Union

Unfortunately, it doesn't appear Speaker Ryan and Rep. McCaul are interested in hearing from people living at the border.

Noah Smith

Illegal immigration to the U.S. ended a decade ago and, according to the Pew Research Center, has been zero or negative since its peak in 2007. About a million undocumented immigrants left the country in the Great Recession. But even after the end of the recession, illegal immigration didn't resume.

Victor Clark

They come through one by one, and when the Mexican immigration agent sees a person who isn't Mexican, he tells the ICE agent, 'I can't accept this person, he's not Mexican,' and they return him to the United States.

Victor Clark

They come through one by one, and when the Mexican immigration agent sees a person who isn't Mexican, he tells the ICE agent, I can't accept this person, he's not Mexican,' and they return him to the United States.

Saira Grant

These are significant victories for families up and down the country. This judgment confirms that the government's position is now untenable and they must now take immediate steps to protect the welfare of children in accordance with their legal duty.

Sean Spicer

This morning Secretary Kelly and the department of Homeland and Security released memos regarding the implementation of two of the president executive orders that are designed to protect the homeland. Perhaps most critically, the president is empowering the DHS (Department of Homeland and Security) to carry out the immigration laws currently on the books.

Donald J. Trump

My statement as to what's happening in Sweden was in reference to a story that was broadcast on @FoxNews concerning immigrants & Sweden. The FAKE NEWS media is trying to say that large-scale immigration in Sweden is working out just beautifully. NOT!

Stina Holmberg

There is no basis for drawing the conclusion that crime rates are soaring in Sweden and that that is related to immigration.

Donald J. Trump

The FAKE NEWS media is trying to say that large scale immigration in Sweden is working out just beautifully. NOT!

Tom Hayes

So the SEC is investigating, is reviewing, because there's an underlying case, an antitrust case, that is baseless. And really, plainest words, grasping at straws. And for us it's noise, but it'll last some time. We're the only company in the last three weeks against our major competition that's actually growing volume. So they're excited about our growth story, they're really coming along with us and that's been the exciting part of our story today. We haven't taken a stance [on President Trump's immigration order].

Justin Trudeau

One of the reasons why Canada remains an open country is Canadians trust our immigration system and the integrity of our borders and the help we provide people who are looking for safety. We will continue to strike that balance between a rigorous system and accepting people who need help.

Phillip Goff

Across all races, religions, and creeds, people were less likely to call the police. These kind of harsh policies toward immigration really do very little besides make us less safe.

Chris Burbank

She refused to call the police about this, because she was afraid to be deported.

Dennis Kenney

The path we're on – where black communities won't talk to [police], Muslim communities won't talk to them, Latino communities wont talk to them.

Chris Burbank

I heard about it through a back channel, and had to assure her we were not going to deport her for us to get involved.

Phillip Goff

If segments of the community are scared to call the police, those neighborhoods become an unsafe place for everyone who lives there. You don't call the police, that becomes a breeding ground for illegal activity. Cooperation with the law begins with trust in it, not fear in it. If you don't understand that, you haven't talked to anyone who has ever tried to enforce the law.

John McCain

I worry about the president's understanding of some of these issues and his contradictory articulations. And I think the rollout of the, quote, immigration reform was an example of a need for an orderly decision making process in the White House.

Donald J. Trump

I see stories of chaos. Chaos. Yet it is the exact opposite. This administration is running like a fine-tuned machine, despite the fact that I can't get my Cabinet approved. We're actually taking people that are criminals, very, very, hardened criminals in some cases ... with a tremendous track record of abuse and problems, and we're getting them out and that's what I said I would do. ... And I said at the beginning, we are going to get the bad ones, the really bad ones, we're getting them out and that's exactly what we're doing.

John Kelly

The surge of illegal immigration at the southern border has overwhelmed federal agencies and resources and has created a significant national security vulnerability to the United States.

Maria Bilbao

They are broadening ways in which immigration officials can deport families. How can they keep a clear conscience.

Gianni Musetti

Look at immigration. We have been invaded by migrants in the past few years, and our government has been incapable of dealing with it. We can't build a wall with North Africa, obviously, because there's a sea between us, but it's time to stop them from coming in one way or another. I am overwhelmed with requests to join the party. I can't keep up with them. I still have 1,500 messages on Facebook I didn't have time to read, and every day I get calls from all over Italy from people who want to start their own Trump Party, from north to south.

Carlos Gimenez

"I'm an immigrant. I believe in comprehensive immigration reform. I believe that the vast majority of undocumented immigrants in our county are law-abiding citizens – never had a run in with Miami-Dade police,"

Stephen Yale-Loehr

If Trump wants to put more people in deportation but does not increase the number of immigration judges, then people are going to have to wait longer and longer to get a hearing.

Carlos Gimenez

I'm an immigrant. I believe in comprehensive immigration reform. I believe that the vast majority of undocumented immigrants in our county are law-abiding citizens – never had a run in with Miami-Dade police.

Terri Burke

This wrongheaded enforcement action sends the message that if a victim is undocumented, future domestic abuse may go unpunished.

Hans Meyer

"The impression was that since there was a new sheriff in town, ICE was waiting to see what the new rules were going to be,"

Travis Kalanick - Uber

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

Jo Anne Bernal

In the business of domestic violence, victims don't always come with a completely clean history or background. Our job is to offer protection regardless of her criminal history.

Marcela Ardaya-Vargas

When he asked why he wasn't going to school, I told him because today he was going to learn about immigration. Our job as citizens is to unite with our brothers and sisters.

Kevin Plank

In a business television interview last week, I answered a question with a choice of words that did not accurately reflect my intent. Immigration is a source of strength, diversity, and innovation for global companies based in America like Under Armour ... We are publicly opposing the travel ban. With an anticipated new executive order on immigration set to come out, we will join a coalition of companies in opposition to any new actions that negatively impact our team, their families or our community.

Sam Altman

Although I'm willing to believe that in a normal environment immigration puts some downward pressure on wages, I think the fact that we can have these giant wages for software engineers is a factor of how powerful these companies have gotten. [One reason tech] companies have become so powerful and valuable is because of immigrants.

Gaurav Khanna

We did end up finding that there are costs to US-born computer scientists, but on average, US workers are still better off under high-skill immigration. The average US worker is better off, managers are better off, owners are better off, consumers are better off, anyone who uses a computer is better off, because they're using better technology to do their own work.

Gaurav Khanna

A lot of people in the tech industry do believe that immigration is going to help the US maintain this advantage they have in IT production that has slowly been slipping away to other countries like India.

Ethan Dettmer

We are hoping this detention was a mistake. While in custody, he was repeatedly pressured by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to falsely admit affiliation. The statement issued tonight by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is not accurate.

Deborah Notkin

This year, something has happened that I've never seen before. A number of employers say they want to go ahead [to help the employee stay in the U.S.] but the person doesn't want to stay here. They don't want to commit to an H-1B visa; and they're not people from the Middle East either.

David Crawford

I do think the points system works, and it's not going to be 100 percent foolproof. You have to make sure that new immigrants succeed. If they have the skills, language to get by in the country then their chances of succeeding increases and everybody wins.

Deborah Notkin

I'm against the points system. To change our system that way would not address our needs. We are STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) hungry and if we create this anti-immigrant atmosphere we're going to lose these people.

Preeya Malik

It's caused a lot of instability in the market, right, so a lot of people are very concerned about what is going to happen next in U.S. immigration, is it going to affect me? What is the next thing that he's going to put in place?

Donald J. Trump

"We have really done a great job. We're actually taking people that are criminals, very, very hardened criminals in some cases with a tremendous track record of abuse and problems and we're getting them out and that's what I said I would do,". "We want to have a big, beautiful open door and we want people to come in - come in our country. But we cannot let the wrong people in and I will not allow that to happen during this administration. And people, citizens of our country want that and that's their attitude too,".

Sanjay Poonen - VMware

I grew up in a poor middle-class Indian family. There is no way I could have afforded this type of opportunity.

Pat Gelsinger - VMware

The idea that we came together, the best-of-breed in both, to deliver a seamless experience for customers has been absolutely game changing in the industry. Software is taking over but also digital transformation is as I say, tech is breaking out of tech. It's touching every aspect of the business, and that impact on a world basis says we are not just the leader today, we could be the leader for decades to come.

Brian Krzanich - Intel

It was a good chance to sit down and talk about everything from immigration, tax reform, our position on diversity and women and underrepresented minorities in the workplace. All of those areas we were able to talk to both the president but also really substantive time with his staff. We are not going to change as a company who we are. We stand for those values that we believe in.

Donald J. Trump

"We have a very outstanding trade relationship with Canada. We'll be tweaking it. We'll be doing certain things that are going to benefit both of our countries. It's a much less severe situation than what's taking place on the southern border, on the southern border for many many years. The transaction was not fair to the United States,"

Donald J. Trump

I said at the beginning we are going to get the bad ones, the really bad ones, we are going to get them out.

John Kelly

I think their morale has suffered because of the job they were hired to do, and then in their sense, they're ... kind of hobbled or, you know, hands tied behind their back, that kind of thing. And now, they feel more positive about things. I bet if you watch the morale issue, you'll ... be surprised going forward.

Surendra Goyal

Immigration reform remains an overhang to watch and likely a key theme for the IT services sector in 2017.

Gerwyn Davies

The most recent official data suggests there has been a significant slowdown in the number on non-UK nationals from the European Union to work in the UK. This is creating significant recruitment challenges in sectors that have historically relied on non-UK labour to fill roles and who are particularly vulnerable to the prospect of future changes to EU immigration policy.

Gerwyn Davies

"This is creating significant recruitment challenges in sectors that have historically relied on non-UK labour to fill roles and who are particularly vulnerable to the prospect of future changes to EU immigration policy,"

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

I think the wall and the demagoguery of patriotism are no match for the dignity and humanity of the American people. If the Mexican government does not put before the United Nations in the coming days a complaint about the violation of human rights, then we will do it ourselves.

Donald J. Trump

"The crackdown on illegal criminals is merely the keeping of my campaign promise,". "Gang members, drug dealers & others are being removed!".

Mark Krikorian

The main thing is to send the message that the immigration laws are actually being enforced again. That, in itself, is an important message that's got to be sent.

Donald J. Trump

It is a disgrace that my full Cabinet is still not in place, the longest such delay in the history of our country. Obstruction by Democrats! Chris Cuomo, in his interview with Sen. Blumenthal, never asked him about his long-term lie about his brave 'service' in Vietnam. FAKE NEWS! LAWFARE: 'Remarkably, in the entire opinion, the panel did not bother even to cite this (the) statute.' A disgraceful decision!

Patrick Leahy

Instead of funding this costly and ineffective proxy for real action on immigration reform, we should be directing our resources toward finding cures for cancer, building schools for our children, feeding the hungry and rebuilding our bridges and our roads.

Shawn Moran

We look forward to working with President Trump and his administration, especially General Kelly as we get back to enforcing the immigration laws of the U.S. and helping to improve Border Security. I believe many people who left the agency, left because they got sold a false bill of goods. They were told they were going to be doing this high-speed tactical job, and they are doing anything but that. I believe agents will get back to enforcing the law, and that will help to retain people.

Donald J. Trump

We also have a lot of other options, including just filing a brand new order. We need speed for reasons of security. So it could very well be that we do that. I'd like to surprise you.

Joe Crowley

This is a major, major, major defeat for the administration. And I think there will be more, because they will continue to overstep. The president needs to grow up.

Geoff Yang - Redpoint Ventures

Having some of the brightest people come from all over the world to come study and eventually work in the United States is a plus. If anything, I think there's a talent shortage in Silicon Valley... If there's really good talent, we will try to find a way to take advantage of it and bring them into our companies.

Geoff Yang - Redpoint Ventures

There's the dollars and sense and the numbers piece of it, but there's also the emotional, philosophical piece of it, because the spirit and culture of Silicon Valley is like a Horatio Alger story on steroids – where anyone can come from anywhere and achieve anything. It feels pretty good. Certainly the president's growth policies and the optimism and the euphoria around a new economy is definitely felt out here. People are going to view content on every piece of glass. They'll view it on their mobile device, they'll view it on their tablet, they'll view it on their TV.

Geoff Yang - Redpoint Ventures

The demise of traditional television is a little overexaggerated in terms of the timing. The reason it's had so much impact in the public market is....when things turn in technology they turn very quickly.

Ray A. Ybarra Maldonado

Getting back to the US, legally, there is really no route for her. There is no avenue for her. There is no application she can submit. There is no waiver she can submit. She missed DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), the president's (Obama) work permit programme by four months because she was four months too old, even though she came to the country when she was 14. I mean, this is a prime example of our failed immigration system.

Chuck Schumer

"President Trump ought to see the handwriting on the wall that his executive order is unconstitutional. He should abandon this proposal, roll up his sleeves and come up with a real, bipartisan plan to keep us safe,"

Steven Goldstein

Today marks a victory for American freedom over Presidential tyranny. The court has sided with refugees who thirst for hope over a president who yearns to hate.

Mark Hetfield

Today, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously made America great again. The Constitution prevailed. The executive order that tried to turn prejudice into policy failed.

Omar Jadwat - American Civil Liberties Union

"The government's erratic and chaotic attempts to enforce this unconstitutional ban have taken a tremendous toll on innocent individuals, our country's values, and our standing in the world,"

Nancy Pelosi

"For the sake of our values and the security of America, Democrats will continue to press for President Trump's dangerous and unconstitutional ban to be withdrawn,"

Bernie Sanders

Hopefully, the unanimous court ruling against President Trump's immigration ban will restore some of the damage he has done to our country's reputation around the world. It also may teach President Trump a lesson in American history and how our democracy is supposed to work here at home.

Nancy Pelosi

This Administration's recklessness has already done significant harm to families, and undermined our fight against terror. For the sake of our values and the security of America, Democrats will continue to press for President Trump's dangerous and unconstitutional ban to be withdrawn.

Andrew Brenner

There are many people like myself that were getting somewhat negative on the timing of the tax plan given all the political capital Trump is spending on immigration.

Ray A. Ybarra Maldonado

What have we come to as a society when we allow our government to rip a mother away from her two children?

Yasmeen Pitts O'Keefe

Ms. Garcia's immigration case underwent review at multiple levels of the immigration court system, including the Board of Immigration Appeals, and the judges held she did not have a legal basis to remain in the U.S.

Bernie Sanders

Hopefully, the unanimous court ruling against President Trump's immigration ban will restore some of the damage he has done to our country's reputation around the world.

Theresa May

"We thought that was wrong, that was divisive, it is not a policy that the United Kingdom would adopt,"

Tim Cook - Apple

If we stand and say nothing, it's as if we're agreeing. Apple would not exist without immigration. This is a huge issue for us ? we stand up, we don't sit in silence. I personally believe that the wealthier countries have the responsibility to accept people that are fleeing civil war. It's a reasonable argument for people to have about to what degree. It's also very reasonable for people to say that we're not doing enough for people in our country today. And I think that's also true. I just don't think that it's a trade, one for the other. I think the US can do both.

Aleksandar Nikolic

I think all of this clearly plays in Marine's favor. When we ask the people here what their main concerns are, security and immigration clearly come first.

Steve Ballmer - Microsoft

I'm the son of an immigrant. I do believe there's value to having immigrants come into the country.

Steve Ballmer - Microsoft

One issue is specifically to what should or shouldn't be the situation with respect to seven countries. I think that set of checks and balances is going on. And on the other side, I do believe it's important to have reasonably secure borders. And I'm glad that dialogue is playing out.

Theresa May

We thought that was wrong, that was divisive, it is not a policy that the United Kingdom would adopt.

Jonathan Adler

Historically courts have been exceedingly deferential to governmental actions in the immigration area. The way they carried it out understandably makes some people, and perhaps some courts, uneasy with applying the traditional rules.

Nicholas Garaufis

My problem is I don't know what is going on down in Washington. We're in an extremely volatile situation in terms of immigration. We just don't know.

Theodore Kattouf

I doubt many of your viewers know that we have about 6,000 Syrian doctors practicing medicine in this country who were born in Syria, got their medical degrees in Syria and then came here on medical residencies, and often work in areas where there are very few doctors serving the communities.

Theodore Kattouf

They study here, they get a good education, they get exposed to American values, and I think it's a win-win. I would note that President George W. Bush and the late king of Saudi Arabia, King Abdullah, agreed to bring tens of thousands of Saudi students here. And let's face it, the Saudis were the prime perpetrators of 9/11. And yet we've had 80,000 Saudi students at one time in this country [and] nobody said anything.

Aneesh Chopra

The executive order makes it explicit that [policymakers] may look beyond these ... seven countries. It sets the precedent with these seven. And has … explicit instructions to the team to look anywhere under any circumstance. And so the problem is not just the seven countries, although they're not insignificant.

Aneesh Chopra

More research and development centers of excellence will likely locate outside of the country in this period of uncertainty. You [have] to take the talent that's out there and apply the best talent to the problems. And if you can't bring the talent here, you're going to have to invest elsewhere and locate those talent centers elsewhere. And that's terrible for the country.

Aneesh Chopra

It has been [part] of our policy debate that we look at costs and benefits as we make major decisions on issues of anything that's regulatory. And I would argue that perhaps on this circumstance we've got the balance wrong.

August Flentje - Justice Department

These proceedings have been moving very fast. The president determined that there was a real risk. That is the end of the inquiry.

Walt Mossberg

It's not because of the very limited H-1B visa program we hear about. It's just in the culture. He designs everything at Apple. If we watch how this immigration thing goes, not just this Executive Order, but If it broadens out, that's a big problem for tech. I expect the tech industry to be very disturbed by that. That fight is much harder under President Trump.

Spencer Rascoff - Zillow

We think it's bad for business, we think it's bad for the country, and frankly we don't think it makes the country safer, I think it makes us less safe. It cuts at the very center of the culture of the country, which welcomes refugees. The reason that you hear tech leaders speaking out about this is tech and immigration are inextricably intertwined. The innovation that immigrants bring to this country, the ingenuity, the entrepreneurialism, a lot of that is the lifeblood of the tech industry.

Donald J. Trump

I have to be honest that if those judges wanted to, in my opinion, help the court in terms of respect for the court, they'd do what they should be doing.

Tim Cook - Apple

I do not support the immigration ban. If we stand and say nothing, we become a part of it. He had a focus that was unlike any other. His thinking was so pure, he wasn't trying to maximize his wealth or anything else.

Donald J. Trump

He quoted from the portion of the immigration law that he said gave him the power to enact the ban, calling it ''beautifully written'' and saying ''a bad high school student would understand this. Courts seem to be so political and it would be so great for our justice system if they would be able to read a statement and do what's right. And that has to do with the security of our country, which is so important. Big increase in traffic into our country from certain areas, while our people are far more vulnerable, as we wait for what should be EASY D!'.

Bob Iger

An all-out trade war with China would be damaging to Disney's business and to business in general. It's something I think we have to be very careful about. It's a national destination in China already. Where we are as a nation is due to having an openness to the people of the world. It's incredibly important. I firmly believe that we cannot shut our borders to immigrants. I think a fair and just immigration policy is good for our country and good for our society.

Jean-Nicolas Beuze - U.N

When the direct crossing into neighboring countries is made more difficult by administrative measures, new policies, new laws, or in this case a wall, people ... look at other options.

Stephan Reichhold

Clearly there's been a massive increase (of asylum seekers) since Jan. 20. Accommodation for asylum seekers in Montreal has been overflowing over the last few weeks.

Daniel Clifton

In meeting with clients, we are noticing post-election optimism is starting to temper. Often cited is the idea that immigration and trade policies restrict the free flow of labor and capital, and, all else being equal, offsets some of the positive impact from fiscal policy. Tax reform will take some time and will likely fail before it succeeds. But something is likely to happen on taxes by year-end and there is still a lot of value in our tax-related baskets. Our Trump baskets show government spending is largely priced in, but tax changes are not.

John Kelly

Part of the reason I went down there, first and foremost, was to ask the people that know more about this than anyone else on the planet. There are walls there, parts of walls in strategic places in McAllen on the border. But do we need more wall? And they said, well, you know, secretary, we need ... to extend some walls; we need to fill in some places with physical barriers.

Tom Cotton

It simply tries to get a handle on 1 million immigrants coming here a year, virtually none of whom are coming here based on their employment skills or demonstrated economic need. I don't think our immigration system is working for working Americans.

Donald J. Trump

We're going to take it through the system. It's very important, it's very important for the country regardless of me or whoever succeeds at a later date. We have to have security in our country. We will see.

Donald J. Trump

I actually can't believe that we're having to fight to protect the security, in a court system, to protect the security of our nation. This is a very dangerous period of time because while everybody is talking and dealing, a lot of bad people are thinking, hey, let's go in right now.

Donald J. Trump

I think it's ridiculous – sanctuary cities. As you know, I'm very much opposed to sanctuary cities. They breed crime. There's a lot of problems. Well, it's a weapon. I don't want to defund the state or a city. I don't want to defund anybody. I want to give them the money they need to properly operate as a city or a state. If they (are) going to have sanctuary cities, we may have to do that. Certainly, that would be a weapon.

Noah Purcell

The president is asking this court to abdicate that role here. The court should decline that invitation.

Alec Phillips - Goldman Sachs Group

Following the election, the positive shift in sentiment among investors, business, and consumers suggested that the probability of tax cuts and easier regulation was seen to be higher than the probability of meaningful restrictions to trade and immigration. One month into the year, the balance of risks is somewhat less positive in our view.

Arthur Hellman

The reputation is certainly deserved based on the history of the last 40 years or so. It's been more liberal, by which we mean more sympathetic to habeas petitioners, civil rights plaintiffs, anti-trust cases, immigration cases. But it's less of an outlier now than it was.

Bob Ferguson

We have a checks and balance system in our country, and the president does not have totally unfettered discretion to make executive orders as he chooses. In the courtroom, it's not the loudest voice that prevails... it's the Constitution.

Tai Hui - J.P. Morgan Asset Management

President Trump can tweet all he wants but many of his policies are fundamentally supportive of the U.S. dollar. If you think about protectionism, if you think about immigration policy, if you think about his pro-growth fiscal policy, all of these are supposed to raise inflation and therefore raise interest rates and supposedly raise the dollar.

Donald J. Trump

It's a very strange phenomena. I don't know if he'll admit this, but he likes me. I like him. Politics is amazing. Radical Islamic terrorists are determined to strike our homeland. Freedom, security and justice will prevail. To these forces of death and destruction: America and its allies will defeat you.

Nikia Clarke

What this country needs right now is people who know and understand our regional reality - the regional reality of trade, of immigration, of co-production.

Carl Guardino

Immigration and innovation go hand in hand. This cuts so deeply into the bone and marrow of what fuels the innovation economy that very few CEOs feel the luxury of sitting on the sidelines. So people are going to stand up and speak up.

Aaron Levie

We interact with a large global ecosystem and our businesses would not be here or be able to thrive without it. So our businesses are extremely sensitive, by default, to things that affect immigration and things that affect our relationship with the broader world.

Donald J. Trump

"I don't want to defund the state or city, I don't want to defund anybody, I want to give them the money they need to properly operate a city or a state,"

Amir Rashidi

She is happy and we're very thankful. This is her first experience with democracy where no one is above the law even the president. This is the America everyone knows outside the U.S.

Amin Shokrollahi

We at Bessemer Venture Partners are deeply concerned by how President Trump's executive order on immigration will impact high-tech and life-sciences companies and the well-being of employees and their families.

Bob Ferguson

I firmly believe that no one is above the law, however, and I have a duty to protect all Washingtonians from unlawful actions that violate the Constitution. I will continue this fight – all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court if necessary – to uphold the rule of law.

Art Hogan

We would have prioritized what the president did in the first two weeks with the things that please us most. Building walls, changing immigration laws on the fly, starting trade wars … all that has the market saying, Wait a minute, you ran on tax cuts.' Whether it's done by reconciliation or done by legislation, it's going to take time. The shift back to focus on fundamentals, it's not going to take us substantially higher. It's taking us back to where we were two weeks ago.

Bob Ferguson

The Constitution prevailed today. No one is above the law – not even the President. Judge Robart's decision, effective immediately, effective now, puts a halt to President Trump's unconstitutional and unlawful executive order. It puts a stop to it immediately, nationwide.

Jan Hatzius

I think it's still an open question to some degree ... the fiscal policies are generally growth supportive [versus the] potential drag from trade and immigration policies, which are potentially more negative. Our view in 2017 and 2018 is that growth is going to be a little better than we thought prior to the election, because we think the fiscal policies are going to outweigh.

Federica Mogherini - European Union

We will agree on a very relevant packages of measures that will help us manage the flows better save lives in partnership with the UN agencies, the UNHCR and the IOM, in Libya, in the countries of origin, having a strong external European initiative to decrease and avoid loss of lives.

Francois Hollande

Those who would like to establish bilateral relations with the US are understood. But there is no future with Trump, if there is not a common approach.

Simon Sandoval-Moshenberg

The number 100,000 really sucked the air out of my lungs. I think you could almost hear the collective gasp in the courtroom when the government attorney stated that number.

Mitra Ebadolahi - American Civil Liberties Union

This coordinated FOIA request is an effort to ensure that the American people understand just how CBP is ignoring judicial orders and fundamentally undermining our most basic democratic norms and institutions. This agency must be held publicly accountable for its unlawful conduct.

Mark Herring

As we speak, there are students at our colleges and universities who are unable to return to Virginia. We have professors, researchers, and employees at our colleges and universities and Virginia businesses who either cannot enter the country, or who will be barred from returning should they leave.

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

In December, I agreed to join the Presidential Advisory Forum to provide feedback on issues that I think are important for our country and the world. In tomorrow's meeting, I and others will express our objections to the recent executive order on immigration and offer suggestions for changes to the policy.

Neeraj Agrawal - Battery Ventures

I've never seen something impact the day-to-day thought process of CEOs so fast.

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

In tomorrow's meeting, I and others will express our objections to the recent executive order on immigration and offer suggestions for changes to the policy. My goals are to accelerate the world's transition to sustainable energy and to help make humanity a multi-planet civilization, a consequence of which will be the creation of hundreds of thousands of jobs and a more inspiring future for all. I understand the perspective of those who object to my attending this meeting, but I believe at this time that engaging on critical issues will on balance serve the greater good.

James Franey - Euronews

It is not often EU leaders get to meet up away from the doom and gloom of Brussels. Even on the picturesque island of Malta, they will find little to be cheerful about. The hosts worry about more refugees and migrants arriving this Spring. Britain is headed for the EU exit door – and the spectre of US President Donald Trump looms large. Trump's immigration policies have been met with indignation in European capitals. All this however as the EU is planning tougher policies of its own.

Zoe Lofgren

It offers a market-based solution that gives priority to those companies willing to pay the most. This ensures American employers have access to the talent they need, while removing incentives for companies to undercut American wages and outsource jobs.

Cliff Li

While we are strongly against illegal immigration, we believe legal immigration, especially the means to attract hi-tech talents, is vital to our future keeping the U.S. at the cutting edge of technology. The H-1B program should be revamped to deal with known abuses and prevent the job losses of U.S. workers.

William Stock

I think that's the issue that's gotten the most energy. And if we're going to see a targeted bill on H-1B, a sort of narrow bill aimed at that issue is what may have the most likelihood of passing. From their perspective, the doors are being narrowed. But I think that means there's going to be more opportunities with companies in India. The next step of this, though, that everyone needs to understand is this is not just an attack on immigration. This is an attack on the global supply chain.

Charles Grassley

We need programs dedicated to putting American workers first. When skilled foreign workers are needed to meet the demands of our labor market, we must also ensure that visa applicants who honed their skills at American colleges and universities are a priority over the importation of more foreign workers.

David Davis

The White Paper makes clear that we expect to bring forward separate legislation in areas such as customs and immigration delivering a smooth, mutually beneficial exit. Avoiding a disruptive cliff-edge will be key.

Widad Hassan

That was definitely amazing. I think it's very important right now. For a long time, communities have felt that they can kind of make themselves invisible, despite what's going on, in day-to-day living. I think these communities realize that that can't happen anymore. We all have to make a statement and speak out about what we're seeing – not only what's affecting the Yemeni community but other countries – and there's the notion that the ban might expand to include even other countries.

Widad Hassan

A lot of these stores have been in the neighborhood for 20 or 30 years. And lot of people have been asking us, Wouldn't this hurt them because they'll be losing money?' The business owners have said the important thing is the statement being made. Many have been emotionally devastated. They can't focus on work, because they're separated from their family members.

Kinan Azmeh

But of course, the concert ends, and you go back to real life. You remember the people who, today, are stuck in limbo or have lost their homes.

Kinan Azmeh

I saw it on my news feed on my phone, the moment I landed at the airport. People are being discriminated against. It's comforting to see people taking to the streets to express empathy. Despite that, they feel they must express their opinion. We'll cross that bridge when we come to it. There are people whose lives have been completely upended by this decision...college students with visas who aren't allowed in, fathers going to see their children. I miss it. It's hard to elaborate on that with words, I elaborate with music.

Donald J. Trump

Our nation has the most generous immigration system in the world. There are those who would exploit that generosity to undermine the values that we hold so dear. There are those who would seek to enter our country for the purpose of spreading violence, or oppressing other people based upon their faith or their lifestyle - not right. We will not allow a beachhead of intolerance to spread in our nation.

Randy Frederick

I think the markets were spooked by Trump's immigration ban and there haven't been many positive news to push them back to the uptrend.

Marcus Schenck

For a global bank as we are and by the way as many of the American banks, this can represent a challenge. Diversity and John Cryan (the lender's CEO) said in his speech today is a core element for why we think our bank is strong and has talented people and hence we also have to do our best that we can offer these people the diversity but also the ability to work in the different places that the bank is offering. We will keep a strong position in that market (U.S.). People were not happy. We certainly targeted to be better in 2017.

Marcus Schenck

2015 was a very low point, 2016 we again had to report a loss which as we have seen with the numbers was once again driven largely by high litigation charges and by numerous negative one-off items.

Kevin de León

We want to make sure that police officers don't abandon their beat and go enforce immigration laws.

Charles Perry

This is not a deportation bill, this is a rule of law bill. We have almost a culture of contempt for federal immigration law.

Alexander Gauland

It makes it easier for people who want to stop Islamic immigration that Trump says: 'You can do it'. If this policy works, and if Mr. Trump works with these goals, then it could be helpful in the next general election in Germany or the French presidential elections.

Widad Hassan

Most people in Yemeni communities know it's difficult to shut down a business – it's usually a 24-hour store. Even during hurricanes, they keep themselves open. But they really want people to be more aware of how it's impacting them. For our community, we've been pretty much paralyzed – not knowing what to do, watching the headlines take over.

Sam Morgan

I don't think most NZ'ers understand just how valuable opening up to foreign investment and talent networks really is to us. I want immigration policies that both protect our shared values and let us attract the talent and capital we need to succeed.

Tim Cook - Apple

More than any country in the world, this country is strong because of our immigrant background and our capacity and ability as people to welcome people from all kinds of backgrounds. That's what makes us special. We ought to pause and really think deeply through that. We have reached out to the White House to explain the negative effect on our coworkers and our company. As I've said many times, diversity makes our team stronger.

Archbishop Angelo Becciu

Certainly, there is worry because we are messengers of another culture, that of openness. Pope Francis, in fact, insists on the ability to integrate those who arrive in our societies and cultures.

Mark Cuban

Now I have to say to myself, OK, what is the ethnicity of this person? What about their parents? What about their relatives? That is bad for business across the board.

Tawakkul Karman

We need to fight to find peace and civil justice. We want to end this discussion of violence, of racism.

Oscar Arias

It's with great incredulity that we're seeing how leaders of the biggest democracy in the world lack respect for human rights and international diplomacy.

Ian Bremmer - Eurasia Group

The wall and immigration ban are the perfect metaphors for the end of the Pax Americana.

Sarah Eckhardt

Any of the 254 sheriffs across the state of Texas has discretion to decide whether or not to put their resources toward assisting federal immigration enforcement. I will do everything I can to protect revenue sources. I believe it is foolhardy for the state to starve itself by starving its own programs.

Bob Doll - Nuveen Asset Management

He's quickly going to change the subject to the Supreme Court nominee, so I think the noise will move from the immigration thing to the Supreme Court thing. It'll fade when we have something new to talk about. Too many people thought we had a Republican president, a Republican House, Republican Senate and they were going to all get along peachy keen … but it's going to be bumpy, because they're not all going to see the ball the same way. I think it's going to be inconsistent, and it will come back to is the economy OK and are earnings OK? If they are, the market will be OK.

Terry McGovern

I am actually sickened by President Trump's use of 9/11 in this executive order. Don't use our loved ones, and specifically my mother, to turn away refugees.

Sheryl Sandberg - Facebook

Long before this week, women – especially undocumented women – have been vulnerable to violence and abuse once they get here. Young women caught in refugee status are highly vulnerable to violence and exploitation and also often lose the chance at an education. We know that no investment has a higher return than girls' education – for them, for their families and for the countries they may someday help rebuild.

Sheryl Sandberg - Facebook

The Executive Orders issued over the past week defy the heart and values that define the best of our nation. Families have been separated. Frightened children have been detained in airports without their parents. People seeking refuge have been turned away and sent back to the danger they just managed to flee. This is not how it should be in America.

Tim Cook - Apple

"More than any country in the world, this country is strong because of our immigrant background and our capacity and ability as people to welcome people from all kinds of backgrounds. That's what makes us special,". "We ought to pause and really think deeply through that.". "These are people that have friends and family. They're co-workers. They're taxpayers. They're key parts of the community,".

John F. Kelly - Homeland Security

We knew it was coming. It wasn't a surprise that it was coming, so we implemented it. No member of the Homeland Security team ignored the court order nor would they ignore they court order.

James Jay Carafano

They knew what they were getting into when they wrote this policy. They knew everybody was going to hate them. And they did it anyway, because they thought it was the right thing to do for national security. This was the administration trying to get ahead of what is an emergent threat that every terrorism expert in the world recognizes. And to make sure we can cut off the pipelines, so foreign fighters don't come from those seven countries to the United States.

James Jay Carafano

Ironically ... if you look at all of Trump's executive orders this one actually probably departs least from all the Obama policies. It's only marginally more tough than the visa policy that Obama had for those seven countries. And on the refugee front, it's a temporary suspension to review the program. This would have been highly controversial no matter when they rolled it out.

James Jay Carafano

To the administration's defense, I think their concern was there's a terrorist flow coming. We want to stop it. Yeah some people might be inconvenienced. We can figure that out. If someone was killed in a terrorist attack in the United States because we weren't on watch, that's a more unforgivable sin.

Brian Essex

Investors continue to be wary of CTSH's dependence on skilled labor visas and the potential for Congress to pursue new regulation which may have an adverse impact on the cost or availability of visas in the market. While the new administration has placed a greater focus on border security and illegal immigration, it has become apparent that skilled labor reform may not be immune.

David Scowsill - World Travel & Tourism Council

The U.S. has suffered in the past from similar isolationist policies. We urge the Trump Administration to reconsider this ban.

Peter Thiel

The media is always taking Trump literally. It never takes him seriously, but it always takes him literally. I think a lot of voters who vote for Trump take Trump seriously but not literally, so when they hear things like the Muslim comment or the wall comment, their question is not, Are you going to build a wall like the Great Wall of China?' or, you know, How exactly are you going to enforce these tests?' What they hear is, we're going to have a saner, more sensible immigration policy.

Paul Ryan

First off, I had a long talk with Secretary Kelly yesterday and I'm very pleased and confident on a going forward basis that he is going to make sure things are done correctly. So what is happening is something we support, we need to pause and make sure the vetting standards are up to snuff so we can guarantee the safety and security of our country – that is what this does. We want that goal to be achieved. I support the refugee resettlement program we are a generous country, it's important. But we can be generous and watch our national security at the same time.

Oussama Jammal

USCMO calls on elected officials to reject the anti-Muslim rhetoric touted by the Trump administration in the name of national security.

Aaron David Miller

The executive order restricting immigration that President Donald Trump signed Friday is unlikely to accomplish the goal its title suggests of protecting the nation from foreign terrorist entry into the U.S., principally because the more serious threat the U.S. faces is from potential homegrown terrorists. The order makes counterterrorism harder. It has already drawn severe criticism from the Iraqi government, whose forces are working closely with U.S. forces against ISIS, and from Iraqi politicians now threatening to impose travel restrictions on Americans entering Iraq.

Maura Healey

We will be joining in a lawsuit challenging Trump's immigration order. What he did was unconstitutional & harmful to (Massachusetts).

Donald J. Trump

The Democrats are delaying my cabinet picks for purely political reasons. They have nothing going but to obstruct. Now have an Obama AG. Ms Yates is an Obama Administration appointee who is weak on borders and very weak on illegal immigration. It is time to get serious about protecting our country. Calling for tougher vetting for individuals travelling from seven dangerous places is not extreme. It is reasonable and necessary to protect our country.

Lee Gelernt

It's coming in the very, very near future. That myth is wrong. I'm not going to tell you this will be easy litigation. It's going to be a protracted battle.

John McCain

There's no comparison. There's thousands of Americans fighting in Iraq as we speak. And what if the Iraqis decided, OK, we're not going to let all these contractors (working with U.S. forces) ... have visas to come into our country? Let's see what they do.

Bob Corker

Seriously, we still don't know all the implications of what happened. I don't think they (the Trump administration) know all the implications of what happened. There may well need to be a legislative fix.

John McCain

General Kelly today made some very significant changes to what was initially publicized. So let's see what they do.

Joël Bouzou

Like many across the world, the WOA is concerned about the impact of the recent executive order on immigration signed by President Trump. We have specific concerns in relation to the impact this could have on certain athletes who may be restricted in their ability to train and compete in the United States over the next three months.

Dennis Herrera

President Trumps' executive order tries to turn city and state employees into federal immigration officers. That is unconstitutional. No president can commandeer the local police force and turn it into the deportation arm of the federal government.

John Conlon

I think it also has to do with what the immigration policy represents [in terms of] the way the Trump administration is going to operate. The fact is that you've got a major policy that was implemented very quickly. That's causing uncertainty.

Barack Obama

Citizens exercising their Constitutional right to assemble, organize and have their voices heard by their elected officials is exactly what we expect to see when American values are at stake. When I hear folks say that, well, maybe we should just admit the Christians but not the Muslims, when I hear political leaders suggesting that there would be a religious test for which a person who's fleeing from a war-torn country is admitted, when some of those folks themselves come from families who benefited from protection when they were fleeing political persecution – that's shameful.

Susan Collins

The worldwide refugee ban set forth in the executive order is overly broad and implementing it will be immediately problematic. It could interfere with the immigration of Iraqis who worked for American forces in Iraq as translators and bodyguards – people who literally saved the lives of our troops and diplomats during the last decade and whose lives are at risk if they remain in Iraq.

John Kelly

I am confident that [Horman] will continue to serve as a strong, effective leader for the men and women of ICE. I look forward to working alongside him to ensure that we enforce our immigration laws in the interior of the United States consistent with the national interest.

Jeff Bezos - Amazon.com

"This executive order is one we do not support,". "Our public policy team in D.C. has reached out to senior administration officials to make our opposition clear.".

Peter Costa

You have a lot of pushback about this immigration ban and I think that that probably stuck the administration a little bit, so people want to get out, try to get out at the top and that's all you're seeing right now. I don't think this is a pretense for what's coming up.

Michael Farr

The message wasn't sent properly. If people had been prepared, whether they liked it or didn't like it, Wall Street can accept that. But Wall Street really reacts to surprises and a lot of people were surprised. It could become one, but not yet.

Sandra Grossman

He's lucky that he's already here. But he is affected by the general atmosphere that the administration is creating.

Jay Inslee

It is an insult and a danger to all of the people of the state of Washington, of all faiths.

Barack Obama

And so we have to, each of us, do our part. And the United States has to step up and do its part. And when I hear folks say that, well, maybe we should just admit the Christians but not the Muslims; when I hear political leaders suggesting that there would be a religious test for which a person who's fleeing from a war-torn country is admitted, when some of those folks themselves come from families who benefitted from protection when they were fleeing political persecution – that's shameful.

Jim Corridore

We think the President's travel ban could have negative implications for orders from Iran and Iraq. We see these contracts as vulnerable to cancellation, though we also think it possible that the current injunction against the travel ban will be upheld, which could lessen the impact.

Marco Rubio

My staff was told the State Department as of today was ordered not to talk to Congress about this issue. I don't know the reason, maybe perhaps they're still kind of working through how this is going to apply and so perhaps they don't want to give us information that is wrong. Not just with Congress, Look, I believe it was a mistake not to coordinate more closely with the agencies that were going to be tasked with implementing this and I would hope that had they have to do it again they would have approached it differently.

Sean Spicer

I don't think it's a big problem. There was staff from appropriate committees and leadership offices that were involved.

Donald J. Trump

We actually had a very good day yesterday in terms of homeland security. Where was all the outrage from Democrats and the opposition party (the media) when our jobs were fleeing our country? If the ban were announced with a one week notice, the 'bad' would rush into our country during that week. A lot of bad 'dudes' out there!

John Briggs - NatWest

We're 10 days in, and we've seen nothing except the border tax, which is going to be higher prices for consumers. If we don't have anything by the end of the week, I'll be personally disappointed. I feel like if you get another seven days under your belt and you still don't have anything out of it but immigration, trade and taxing Mexico, you just have to wonder what the priorities are.

John Briggs - NatWest

The more time and energy and political capital spent on immigration and trade, while not getting anywhere on tax reform, the more the market worries. It's a pretty minor move. This is a pretty big week for data, the Fed and all that. There's a lot of uncertainty out there. I think risk is light, because they want to see what comes out of the wash with politics and the data.

Eric J. Barron

Fortunately, to the best of our knowledge, none of our students or scholars who are from the named countries are currently traveling abroad. But the problems that are surfacing with the order are clear, and we join the Association of American Universities and universities all across the country in asking that the order be ended as soon as possible.

Rick Meckler - LibertyView Capital Management

Those two things were most important. We seem totally caught up now in immigration reform and travel restrictions. Those are not things the business community is necessarily excited about.

Aaron C. Morris

They are really looking to the United States as a place to live out, to be proud, to start families and have their marriages recognized, to have their family relationships [and] their children recognized [and] just to live safely in a way that is just not possible in a lot of places in the world.

Jessica Stern

Thanks to President Trump's executive order, LGBTQ people will remain in unsafe environments, they will languish in refugee camps, they will endure violence and some will die. By turning his back on people from these countries, Trump just joined those who believe it's OK to imprison and kill people for being gay or trans.

Aaron C. Morris

People flock to places that are cosmopolitan, because they are most immigrant friendly and also friendly to LGBTQ people. The protections we have in New York or LA are not repeated in the Deep South or other parts of the United States.

Jessica Stern

Sudan, Iran and Yemen officially punish homosexuality with death, and Iraq, a country that has seen killing sprees of people perceived as gay or transgender, has never held a single perpetrator responsible. The governments of Libya, Syria and Somalia punish homosexuality with prison – even up to 10 years. Thanks to President Trump's executive order, LGBTQ people will remain in unsafe environments, they will languish in refugee camps, they will endure violence and some will die.

Aaron C. Morris

Immigration Equality received dozens of messages over the weekend from anxious LGBTQ and HIV-positive individuals asking if they would be allowed to return home. The Administration's reckless and haphazard attack on immigrants is a gross violation of due process and it substantially undermines our international reputation to uphold and protect basic human rights. I think any increase in the enforcement of immigration laws will invariably harm LGBTQ and other vulnerable communities more than the general population.

Travis Kalanick - Uber

That means this ban will impact many innocent people -- an issue that I will raise this coming Friday when I go to Washington for President Trump's first business advisory group meeting. There are many ways we will continue to advocate for just change on immigration, but staying on the council was going to get in the way of that. The executive order is hurting many people in communities all across America. Families are being separated, people are stranded overseas, and there's a growing fear the US is no longer a place that welcomes immigrants.

Travis Kalanick - Uber

"While every government has their own immigration controls, allowing people from all around the world to come here and make America their home has largely been the U.S.'s policy since its founding,". "That means this ban will impact many innocent people – an issue that I will raise this coming Friday when I go to Washington for President Trump's first business advisory group meeting.".

Donald J. Trump

The joint statement of former presidential candidates John McCain & Lindsey Graham is wrong - they are sadly weak on immigration. The two ... Senators should focus their energies on ISIS, illegal immigration and border security instead of always looking to start World War III. Only 109 people out of 325,000 were detained and held for questioning. Big problems at airports were caused by Delta computer outage, protesters and the tears of Senator Schumer.

Brian Krzanich - Intel

I have heard from many of you, and share your concern over the recent executive order and want you to know this is not a policy we can support. First, as the grandson of immigrants and the CEO of a company that was co-founded by an immigrant, we believe that lawful immigration is critical to the future of our company and this nation.

Donald J. Trump

The joint statement of former presidential candidates John McCain & Lindsey Graham is wrong - they are sadly weak on immigration. The two ... Senators should focus their energies on ISIS, illegal immigration and border security instead of always looking to start World War III. We will continue to show compassion to those fleeing oppression, but we will do while protecting our own citizens and voters. This is not a Muslim ban, as the media is falsely reporting. This is not about religion -- this is about terror and keeping our country safe.

Sonal Varma - Nomura Holdings

Immigration restrictions are the main source of India's vulnerability. The viability of the offshoring model of Indian software firms would be at risk. India is fundamentally in a strong position due to sharply lower fiscal and current account deficits since the taper tantrum, lower inflation and more sustainable growth prospects due to continued productivity enhancing reforms instituted by the Modi government.

Tim Cook - Apple

Apple would not exist without immigration, let alone thrive and innovate the way we do. I've heard from many of you who are deeply concerned about the executive order issued yesterday restricting immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries. I share your concern. It is not a policy we support.

Rush Holt

Scientific progress depends on openness, transparency, and the free flow of ideas. The United States has always attracted and benefited from international scientific talent because of these principles. The January 27, 2017 White House executive order on visas and immigration will discourage many of the best and brightest international students, scholars, and scientists from studying and working in the United States, or attending academic and scientific conferences.

Adam Cole - RBC Capital Markets

Concerns on protectionism appear to be rising after President Trump's executive order to restrict immigration.

Donald J. Trump

This is not about religion – this is about terror and keeping our country safe. There are over 40 different countries worldwide that are majority Muslim that are not affected by this order. … Senators should focus their energies on ISIS, illegal immigration and border security instead of always looking to start World War III.

Howard Schultz - Starbucks

I write to you today with deep concern, a heavy heart and a resolute promise. We are living in an unprecedented time, one in which we are witness to the conscience of our country, and the promise of the American Dream, being called into question. Building bridges, not walls, with Mexico. We stand ready to help and support our Mexican customers, partners and their families as they navigate what impact proposed trade sanctions, immigration restrictions and taxes might have on their business and their trust of Americans.

Benjamin Netanyahu

President Trump is right. I built a wall along Israel's southern border. It stopped all illegal immigration. Great Success. Great idea.

Howard Schultz - Starbucks

I write to you today with deep concern, a heavy heart and a resolute promise. We are living in an unprecedented time, one in which we are witness to the conscience of our country, and the promise of the American Dream, being called into question. We stand ready to help and support our Mexican customers, partners and their families as they navigate what impact proposed trade sanctions, immigration restrictions and taxes might have on their business and their trust of Americans. But we will continue to invest in this critically important market all the same.

Michael McCaul

We are a compassionate nation and a country of immigrants. But, as we know, terrorists are dead set on using our immigration and refugee programmes as a Trojan Horse to attack us. With the stroke of a pen, he is doing more to shut down terrorist pathways into this country than the last administration did in eight years.

Steffen Seibert

The German Chancellor deeply regrets the US President's decision to ban refugees and immigration of certain countries from entering the United States. She is convinced that the necessary fight against terrorism does not justify to place people of certain nationalities or beliefs under general suspicion.

Benjamin Netanyahu

President Trump is right. I built a wall along Israel's southern border. It stopped all illegal immigration. Great success. Great Idea. Who even mentioned Mexico? It doesn't surprise me. The media is left-wing, mobilized on a Bolshevik hunt [against me], [dedicated to] brainwashing, and character assassination against me and my family.

Benjamin Netanyahu

President Trump is right. I built a wall along Israel's southern border. It stopped all illegal immigration. Great success. Great idea. We have signed international obligations, so welcoming refugees fleeing war and oppression forms part of our duties. The United States is responsible for the United States' policy on refugees.

Brad Smith

As a company, Microsoft believes in a strong and balanced high-skilled immigration system. We also believe in broader immigration opportunities, like the protections for talented and law-abiding young people under the Deferred Access for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program, often called 'Dreamers'. We believe that immigration laws can and should protect the public without sacrificing people's freedom of expression or religion. And we believe in the importance of protecting legitimate and law-abiding refugees whose very lives may be at stake in immigration proceedings.

Tim Cook - Apple

There are employees at Apple who are directly affected by yesterday's immigration order. Our HR, Legal and Security teams are in contact with them, and Apple will do everything we can to support them. We're providing resources on AppleWeb for anyone with questions or concerns about immigration policies. And we have reached out to the White House to explain the negative effect on our coworkers and our company.

Aaron Levie

The executive order on immigration is immoral and antithetical to our values.

Benjamin Netanyahu

Europe is facing a moment of truth. The issue is populism. What we are hearing from the U.S. encourages populism and even extremism. They are saying that Europe should not take immigrants, shouldn't stay together, not believe in climate change. Love thy neighbor' is part of this (American Christian) tradition, the act of helping others. We have signed international obligations, so welcoming refugees fleeing war and oppression forms part of our duties. President Trump is right. I built a wall along Israel's southern border. It stopped all illegal immigration. Great success. Great idea.

Donald J. Trump

I gave her great compliments until she allowed the refugees to come into Germany, and Germany ... has tremendous problems right now. Well I think Merkel is a really great world leader but I was very disappointed that, when she, this move with the whole thing on immigration. I think it's a big problem and really, you know, to look at what she's done in the last year and a half. I was always a Merkel person. I thought, really fantastic, but I think she made a very tragic mistake a year and a half ago.

Eric Garcetti

We just require that there be a constitutional court warrant, that we don't pull somebody over by the way that they look or ask their immigration status when they come to be a witness in a crime. We wanted to fix a large system that he also acknowledged was broken. So there's room for common ground. But it's really a non-ideological issue. Here in LA 61% of our new businesses on our main streets are started by immigrants … I think as long as we tell those stories about why our boom is linked to immigrants, we can change hearts and minds.

Donald J. Trump

Most illegal immigration is coming from our southern border. I've said many times that the American people will not pay for the wall, and I've made that clear to the government of Mexico.

Ed Murray

The Fourth Amendment makes it clear that all arrests and detention must be supported by probable cause and that our local police department cannot be forced into enforcing federal immigration laws. We will not as we did in World War II allow our police to become deputies of the federal government and round up immigrants in this city.

Paul Ryan

We're going to pay for it and front the money up. There are a lot of different ways of getting Mexico to contribute to doing this . . . We will be working with [Trump] to finance construction of a physical barrier, including the wall, on the southern border. I'm a person who believes that for the undocumented, we have to come up with a solution that doesn't involve mass deportation, that involves giving people the ability to get right with the law, to come in and earn a legal status while we fix the rest of legal immigration.

Eric Garcetti

That is for everyone's good, because trust between police and the people they serve is absolutely essential to effective law enforcement. Our department policy clearly states that our deputies do not ask for one's immigration status. Immigration enforcement remains a federal responsibility.

Peter L. Markowitz

The Constitution prohibits the president from defunding jurisdictions that won't do his bidding. There's nothing in federal law that requires localities or states to participate in federal immigration enforcement. Second, the Constitution grants Congress â?? not the president â?? the power to determine how federal dollars are spent.

Mark Morgan

I want to be clear what my position is regarding immigration reform. I do not, as some have suggested, support what is often referred to as 'blanket amnesty.' This assertion could not be further from my position. I encourage everyone to listen to my testimony.

Sean Spicer

Building this barrier is more than just a campaign promise, it's a common sense first step to really securing our porous border. This will stem the flow of drugs, crime, illegal immigration into the United States. And yes, one way or another, as the president has said Mexico will pay for it. It directs the secretary to look at ways–look at funding streams that are going to these cities, federal money, and figuring out ways to stop those streams.

Juliet Stumpf

If immigrants in the city can't trust the police, then they won't go to the police if they're victims of crime or witnesses to crime – and that is actually going to be detrimental to the safety of the community, because the police depend on the eyes and the ears of the community. To intermingle the police and the federal immigration authorities creates a lack of trust in the immigrant communities. It goes against the project of inclusivity in those cities.

Todd Wheeler

We are not harboring criminals. If somebody commits a crime ... they'll still be prosecuted here for those crimes. The sanctuary status simply means that if you're being held in one of our local facilities and ... all of the charges are dropped, we're not going to expend local resources simply for the purpose of enforcing federal immigration status. If the federal government wants to expend those resources, they still can. We're not prepared to compromise on this and we believe that we stand on very firm legal and constitutional grounds.

Donald J. Trump

We're going to start renegotiating on NAFTA, on immigration, and on security at the border. And Mexico has been terrific, actually terrific. And the president has been a really very amazing. And I think we're going to have a very good result for Mexico, for the United States, and for everybody involved.

Donald J. Trump

Anybody ever hear of NAFTA? I ran a campaign somewhat based on NAFTA. But we're going to start renegotiating on NAFTA, on immigration and on security at the border, and Mexico has been terrific, actually, terrific. And the president has been really very amazing, I think we're going to have a very good result for Mexico, for the United States, for everybody involved.

Sean Spicer

The second executive order, enhancing public safety in the interior of the United States, addresses the enforcement of our immigration laws in the United States and returns the power and responsibility to the dedicated men and women of the Department of Homeland Security's Immigration and Custom Enforcement to help them enforce the law. We're going to strip federal grant money from the sanctuary states and cities that harbor illegal immigrants. The American people are no longer going to have to be forced to subsidize this disregard for our laws.

Masashi Murata - Brown Brothers Harriman

It is highly doubtful whether Trump would go ahead with a large-scale immigration ban to an extent that would affect the markets in a long term. Trump would keep his strong rhetoric from his candidate days to assure his followers, but he has not detailed the actual action plans. His policy won't be a straight-forward protectionism, considering his positive comments on the strong Mexican economy.

Derek Burney

We have security agreements, both continental and multi-lateral -- Mexico does not. Mexico has a huge border problem with the United States in terms of immigration and drugs -- Canada does not.

Eddie Yoon

I don't think the new administration wants to get bogged down in health care and they want to move on to immigration and tax reform and bigger policy items. I don't anticipate that there will be a whole lot of disruption.

Danielle Haralambous

However, they can do little more than hold an informal discussion at this stage and nothing concrete on tariffs or immigration can or will be agreed. The US is the UK's largest single-country trading partner, and the destination for about 15% of its exports. Expanding this share may help to compensate for a likely decline in the UK's exports to the EU's single market, currently the destination for almost 50% of the UK's exports.

Bob Doll - Nuveen Asset Management

Wall Street love[s] the idea that we have a pro-growth president, but we had a press conference, we had an inaugural address, and he really didn't talk about those issues, and I think that's caused a little bit of a sag. I think the market's saying, I made a list: trade deals, tax cuts, tax reform, repatriation, Obamacare, Supreme Court, immigration, ISIS, fight the press, infrastructure. What are your three most important ones? What are you going tackle first? You can't do them all.

Donald J. Trump

We are going to start renegotiating on NAFTA, on immigration and on security at the border. The regulations are going to be cut massively, and the taxes will be cut with them.

Donald J. Trump

Great thing for the American worker, what we just did. We've been talking about this a long time. We're going to start renegotiating on NAFTA, on immigration, and on security at the border. I think we're going to have a very good result for Mexico, for the United States, for everybody involved. It's really very important.

Donald J. Trump

We're going to start some negotiations having to do with NAFTA. Anybody ever hear of NAFTA? I ran a campaign somewhat based on NAFTA. But we're going to start renegotiating on NAFTA, on immigration, on security at the border.

Scott Bardsley

Every country is sovereign and able to make its own rules to admit people and goods to manage its immigration framework, health and safety.

Donald J. Trump

Every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs, will be made to benefit American workers and American families. … We must protect our borders from the ravages of other countries making our products, stealing our companies, and destroying our jobs. Protection will lead to great prosperity and strength. … We will follow two simple rules: Buy American and Hire American.

Joshua Rojas

Trump isn't popular among Hispanics and sometimes he takes it a little far, but what he's saying he will do still excites me. Illegal immigration is a big burden to local government.

Nelson Wiseman

He's going to be very liberal on immigration. He himself is half-Lebanese and he makes a big point of that.

David Einhorn

While it's hard to know exactly where President-elect Donald Trump stands from day to day, his main economic policy objective appears to be employment. To that end, he has proposed corporate tax cuts, infrastructure investment and military buildup, combined with anti-immigration policies and trade protectionism.

David Davis

A level of unskilled migration is likely to continue. Where from, how it is controlled, will all be a matter for the new immigration policy.

Devin Wenig

It's not a black or white issue, ... but the rhetoric matters. It matters to our employees, it matters to policymakers, and somebody's going to stand for responsible immigration, and we're one of the parties that does that.

Devin Wenig

It's important for companies that have been built on trade and immigration like ours to stand for those values.

Neil Wilson - ETX Capital

It's looking more and more like a 'hard' Brexit is in the offing and markets are responding. We now have to assume May will prioritize immigration controls and the price to pay will be to exit the single market. That could send the pound a lot lower still, perhaps towards $1.10 in the coming weeks.

Philip Hammond

We are aware that the message from the referendum is that we must control our immigration policy. At the moment, we don't have any control, not any more than Germany does.