The debate over birthright citizenship, explained in 90 seconds

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Over the last week, a new debate has been brewing over birthright citizenship, an issue that has been discussed by the 2016 Republican presidential field and elevated during the dispute over illegal immigration. Birthright citizenship is the legal right for children born in the United States to be granted automatic citizenship, including those born to […]

Rick Santorum details plan to limit legal as well as illegal immigration


By Laura Olson, The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.) Aug. 21–Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Thursday said that those who come to the U.S. illegally should be treated the same as anyone else who breaks the law when it comes to whether they should be separated from their children. Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator and […]

Mexican government dismisses Trump border, migration plan


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For Undocumented Migrants, Kasich Supports Pathway to Legal Position


Republican presidential candidate John Kasich on Sunday called for a path to legal status for undocumented immigrants in the U.S., as well as a guest worker program to meet the needs of the labor market. “The 12 million who are here, we ought to find out who they are,” he said on CNN. “If they’ve […]

Q&A: will Donald Trump’s immigration plan blow up the US economy?


An immigration plan released by Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump over the weekend has been embraced by conservatives as a starting point for Republican candidates preparing to make their pitch to voters in 2016. Here’s a look at what’s in Trump’s plan and what it would mean for the US economy. Q: What’s in the […]

Trump immigration proposal divides GOP presidential field


By THOMAS BEAUMONT, Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Donald Trump is dividing his Republican presidential rivals anew with his call to rewrite the Constitution to crack down on millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, and to force Mexico to pay for a better border fence. Scott Walker embraced some of the […]

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