Now, Trump surrogates and supporters, including Ann Coulter, are in the ultimate bind: If even Trump gets boo’ed for his total 180 on immigration, what will happen to them? As it happens: They are laughed at for falling for a con.
Trump’s comments on immigration came in the second part of an interview conducted on Tuesday with Fox News anchor Sean Hannity. They signaled a further softening in his immigration position as he tries to bolster support among moderate voters and minority groups.
Trump, many say, is trying to have it both ways: appeal to swing voters while not losing his core base of racists and misanthropes. But he’s likely trying to have it more ways than those.
Donald Trump’s last stand is — like everything Trump has done since he birthered his way into conservative politics — all about winning over white people.
On Saturday, Buzzfeed reported that during a meeting with Hispanic Republican leaders, Trump said something “humane and efficient” would have to be done with the undocumented immigrants living in America. That contradicts his 14-month stance that undocumented immigrants should be rounded up and ejected from the country.
There is an inherent contradiction in the Republican candidate’s rhetoric: though he purports to defend these groups which he alleges are under attack, he has also made and encouraged disparaging remarks about many of those same groups.
Trump’s newest message seems aimed at winning over others who might be worried about terrorism, but who have been turned off by the harsh divisiveness of his earlier remarks. But experts say it’s unclear how the proposals would differ from current U.S. immigration policy — or how they could help prevent terrorist attacks.
Beyond financial assets that made her immigration process easier than most, Melania has also taken advantage of policies unavailable to many of the unskilled workers that her husband has railed against.
Last week, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump used a Facebook post to respond to Thursday night’s lethal assault on Dallas police officers during a Black Lives Matter protest. His sober response to the killings was out of character for Trump, who has previously used comparable tragedies as opportunities for self-promotion. But part of the reaction […]
In the early morning hours on the Atlantic City Boardwalk, nearly a thousand hotel workers went on strike July 1 against the Trump Taj Mahal after negotiations broke down over night. The strike entered its sixth day on Wednesday. In front of the hotel were two strikers, Kaushik and Bina Vashi, both immigrants from India and […]
Longtime advocates for shutting the door to new immigrants now hold crucial positions in the presumptive nominee’s campaign, and many believe, for the first time in recent memory, they have a candidate who is willing to speak plainly about reducing immigration.
Maybe there is no antidote for the evolutionary proclivity to distrust those who don’t look or sound like us. But it is certainly true that those instincts would be less volatile if they were not continuously stoked and primed by pandering and opportunistic politicians, from the United States to Great Britain to Austria.
“For more than two decades now, our immigration system, everybody acknowledges, has been broken,” President Obama told reporters Thursday at the White House. “And the fact that the Supreme Court wasn’t able to issue a decision today doesn’t just set the system back even further, it takes us further from the country that we aspire to be.”
Obama used his executive authority after the GOP-controlled Congress repeatedly obstructed attempts at immigration reform. Now, the GOP-controlled Senate has also immobilized the Supreme Court by refusing to consider Merrick Garland’s nomination and fill Antonin Scalia’s vacant seat.
“The vision that the Brexit campaign is presenting is not the vision that me and other Brexiters started off with a year ago,” British MP Saveeda Warsi said. “The ‘hello world’ approach to Brexit, which is open-minded, visionary, inclusive, has been lost. The moderate message has been lost.”
It’s not all about money. The economic arguments for Britain to stay in the European Union may be compelling, but the noneconomic ones demand respect. Preserving a way of life is a valid desire — and one widely shared.
Producing decisive rulings has been complicated by the fact that the court has been down one justice since conservative Antonin Scalia died in February, leaving it evenly split with four conservatives and four liberals.
The findings suggest Trump is having a direct impact on the immigration debate, ultimately turning people’s attention away from practical, bipartisan solutions and towards platitudes and rhetorical nonsense.
“This is an absurd proposal to build a Fortress America and pull up the drawbridges,” said John Bellinger, former legal adviser to the Bush administration.
In his most anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant speech of the entire campaign, Trump manipulated the shooting into an opportunity to spread vitriol and criticize the U.S. immigration system, which he claims brings terrorism into the country.
Although Clinton has a significant delegate lead over Sanders, which she is likely to maintain unless the Vermont senator is able to convince hundreds of superdelegates who have declared their preference for Clinton to back him instead, Sanders has resolved to keep fighting.
If you listen to Donald Trump and his legions of supporters—a task you undertake at your own peril—you will inevitably hear about hordes of invading Mexicans arriving in the United States daily, and the border wall the billionaire presidential candidate has proposed to keep them out.
“It was a way for me to come out of hiding,” said Marco Nava, 32. “I no longer have to wake up at 4 in the morning to go do something that is not my profession. Now I can take care of my kids, take them to school and go do something that I love doing.”
The Supreme Court appeared deadlocked over President Barack Obama’s plan to offer work permits to as many as 4 million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally.