Fiery Jeb Bush defends use of term ‘anchor babies’

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Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush has taken a stern defense regarding his use of a controversial term to describe children of undocumented immigrants who are born in the United States — “anchor babies.” During a radio interview Wednesday, Bush used the term while discussing immigration. Thursday, a reporter asked him if he regretted using the […]

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

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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 […]

Donald Trump: ‘Shame’ if illegal immigration crusade inspired beatdown by Southie brothers

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By Chris Cassidy, Boston Herald Aug. 20– DERRY, N.H. — Republican front-runner Donald Trump said last night it “would be a shame” if two South Boston brothers who allegedly beat up a homeless man were encouraged by the real-estate mogul’s crusade against illegal immigration. “I haven’t heard about that,” Trump said of the attack when […]

Perry questions border wall plans, stresses better security

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Wednesday that simply building a wall is not the best way to secure the U.S. border and halt illegal immigration. Speaking at the Iowa State Fair, the Republican presidential hopeful said he would secure the border through more guards, fencing and air patrols. His […]

Cruz opposes ‘birthright citizenship’

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By STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz said Wednesday that the United States shouldn’t automatically grant citizenship to children of immigrants in the country illegally. The Texas senator is the latest White House hopeful to weigh in the debate that has divided the GOP 2016 presidential class since billionaire […]

Mexican government dismisses Trump border, migration plan

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government criticized Donald Trump’s policy proposals on immigration, border security and U.S.- Mexico relations Wednesday, saying they were tainted by bigotry. The Foreign Relations Department said in emailed comments that the GOP candidate’s stances “reflect prejudice, racism or plain ignorance.” Trump this week outlined proposals to deny citizenship to […]

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