Clinton Lays Out Immigration Plan, Attacks GOP
“Hillary Clinton took aim Monday night at the immigration policies of her Republican counterparts in the 2016 race, taking a swipe at Donald Trump and Sen. Marco Rubio for their stances. Clinton made the remarks at the National Immigration Integration Conference where she laid out specific steps to her immigration plan, aimed at providing undocumented immigrants with a pathway to citizenship,” ABC News reported.
Cuomo Joins Hillary in Attacks on GOP
“New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is denouncing the anti-immigration sentiment that has permeated the nation’s political discourse. Cuomo, a Democrat, spoke Monday at the annual National Immigrant Integration Conference in Brooklyn. He mocked the sentiment shared by some that immigrants should stay out of ‘our land,’” Crain’s New York reports.
Trump Lead Increases
“Trump’s rally at the Westgate Convention Center – across the road from the towering Vegas building bearing his own name – was a raucous affair, interrupted repeatedly by protesters, hecklers and a few drunken people who appeared to have stumbled out of the casinos. There were repeated scuffles as Trump’s security escorted protesters out of the auditorium,” The Guardian wrote.
“It is not unusual for opponents to be ejected from Trump rallies, and it is often his supporters who do the ejecting. But there were signs the Republican frontrunner’s increasingly divisive rhetoric is drawing a volatile mix of opponents and supporters.”
The GOP is Changing on Trade and Immigration
“In the Reagan view, both the arrival of immigrants and the opening of borders to trade added to American economic strength. This year, Mr. Trump opened his campaign by focusing on illegal immigration and now has turned his sights on Muslim immigration. Meanwhile, he and several other Republican candidates, as well as all the two main Democratic presidential contenders, are opposing a new free-trade deal with Pacific nations, and a Congress controlled by Republicans appears increasingly unlikely to approve the trade deal until after the 2016 election,” the Wall Street Journal says.
“The roots of these changed attitudes can be found in both a broad sense of insecurity, and in broad changes in the two major parties.”
DHS Doesn’t Look at Social Media Posts During Screening
“Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson decided against ending a secret U.S. policy that prohibits immigration officials from reviewing social media posts of foreigners applying for U.S. visas, according to a report by ABC News,” The Hill says.
“Johnson decided to keep the prohibition in place in early 2014 because he feared a civil liberties backlash and ‘bad public relations,’ according to ABC.”