G-7 summit protesters rail against immigration, capitalism

As the Group of Seven summit wrapped up Saturday, thousands demonstrated in the streets, rallying around dozens of issues from immigration to capitalism and everything in between. Protesters likely numbered more than the up to 5,000 expected for the march, police said, a large amount for the 9,000-resident seaside resort community of Giardini Naxos adjacent to Taormina, the cliff-side town that hosted the gathering of […]

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A look at Trump’s executive order on refugees, immigration

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday that makes major changes to America’s immigration system, sparking confusion at airports, protests around the country and denunciations from leaders around the world. A look at what Trump ordered and the reaction: ___ NO ENTRY Trump’s executive order temporarily suspends all immigration for citizens of seven majority Muslim countries for 90 days. […]

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Donald Trump’s campaign manager says he’s not shifting on immigration

Donald Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway on Sunday pushed back against the idea that the GOP presidential nominee is changing his policy positions on immigration. On CBS’s “Face the Nation,” host John Dickerson pointed out that Trump has advocated deporting roughly 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. and he asked why Trump is shifting on that stance. “Actually, […]

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Immigration win for Republicans could help Clinton in the end

Republicans cheered after the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday thwarted President Barack Obama’s plan to offer millions of undocumented immigrants relief from deportation, but any sense of triumph might last only until the November presidential election. If recent history is a guide, the stalled cause of immigration reform could energize Hispanic voters in support of likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, […]

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Immigration fuels Cruz-Rubio Republican clash

More than any other issue, immigration is driving the rivalry between Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, presidential rivals focusing on the divisive topic in their closing messages to Republican voters before the sprint to the Iowa caucuses. Cruz, a Texas senator and tea party firebrand, sees Rubio’s support for a more forgiving immigration policy as his greatest vulnerability among conservatives […]

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White House calls Ryan’s immigration remarks ‘preposterous’

The White House accused new House Speaker Paul Ryan on Monday of “pandering to the extreme right wing” of his party on immigration. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Ryan’s recent comments on immigration reform are “preposterous” and disappointing. The Wisconsin Republican said Sunday that he’s ruled out passing comprehensive immigration legislation while President Barack Obama is in office. He […]

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Ryan rules out work with Obama on immigration

House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan on Sunday ruled out working with President Barack Obama on overhauling U.S. immigration policy, saying it would be “a ridiculous notion” to pursue legislation because Obama cannot be trusted on the issue. Republicans have fought Obama’s unilateral steps that bypassed a gridlocked Congress to try to shield millions of illegal immigrants from deportation. Obama’s […]

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Hillary Clinton Ties Jeb Bush to GOP Field on Immigration

Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton attempted to link her Republican counterpart, Jeb Bush, with other GOP presidential candidates who have staked out positions against immigration reform. In her first sit-down television interview since as a candidate, Clinton told CNN that the 2016 Republican field ranges “across a spectrum of being either grudgingly welcome or hostile toward immigrants.” She also took […]

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