Immigration 2024
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June 21, 2024 at 6:23 PM

Trump campaign adds caveats to his green-card proposal for noncitizen college grads

Trump's campaign clarified his immigration proposal to give green cards to all foreign college students, arguing there would be an "aggressive vetting process."
June 21, 2024 at 6:23 PM
Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at Festival Park, June 18, 2024, in Racine, Wis.
June 14, 2024 at 4:40 PM

Here's where the 2024 presidential candidates stand on immigration

Republicans are escalating their yearslong effort to put Democrats on their back foot on immigration, blaming liberal policies for sparking a "crisis" at the border
June 14, 2024 at 4:40 PM
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June 6, 2024 at 6:47 PM

Some Nikki Haley voters split on Biden's executive action on immigration

Supporters of Nikki Haley are reacting to President Joe Biden's executive action at the southern border.
June 6, 2024 at 6:47 PM
President Joe Biden delivers remarks on an executive order limiting asylum in the East Room of the White House, June 4, 2024, in Washington.
June 5, 2024 at 3:41 PM

Praise, but some trepidation, among Democrats after Biden's border actions

President Joe Biden's executive action restricting asylum claims at the southern border drew a range of reactions on Tuesday.
June 5, 2024 at 3:41 PM
President Joe Biden speaks about an executive order in the East Room at the White House in Washington, D.C., on June 4, 2024.
June 3, 2024 at 4:19 PM

Turner disagrees with Trump migrant comments but argues he can 'fix' border 'crisis'

Rep. Mike Turner, a top House Republican, on Sunday said he disagreed with Trump calling some migrants "not people" and "animals"
June 3, 2024 at 4:19 PM
Chairman Michael Turner speaks at a hearing with the House Select Intelligence Committee in the Cannon Office Building, on March 12, 2024, in Washington, D.C.
1 month ago

Trump again vows to deport millions of migrants. Could he really do it?

Central to Donald Trump's run for president is a dark pledge to deport millions of migrants illegally living in the U.S. if elected.
1 month ago
Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump gestures to the crowd during a campaign rally in Wildwood, N.J., May 11, 2024.
3 months ago

No, migrants are not driving a surge in violent crime as Trump claims

Research shows crime has broadly declined in recent years.
3 months ago
Former President Donald Trump speaks during a visit to an unfinished section of border wall with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, in Pharr, Texas, June 30, 2021.
3 months ago

Trump repeats controversial 'bloodbath' language to attack Biden over immigration

Trump, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, echoed a key campaign attack as he went after President Joe Biden over immigration and singled out Ruby Garcia's killing
3 months ago
Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event in Grand Rapids, Mich., April 2, 2024.
3 months ago

Wave of asylum seekers pushes NYC Mayor Eric Adams to advocate for policy change

New York City Mayor Eric Adams has suggested that the U.S. government flow migrants throughout the country instead of just certain cities.
3 months ago
Recently arrived migrants get on a bus outside Floyd Bennett Field shelter on February 21, 2024 in Brooklyn, New York.
3 months ago

Trump claims attacks on migrants 'stir debate,' will 'soon' decide abortion position

Trump on Sunday defended some of his controversial attacks on migrants, insisting that he has to use "certain rhetoric" to "stir debate"
3 months ago
Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a rally at the Dayton International Airport on March 16, 2024 in Vandalia, Ohio.
3 months ago

The ‘American public disagrees’ with Trump's migrant rhetoric: Rep. Mike Turner

ABC News’ Martha Raddatz interviews Rep. Mike Turner, R-Ohio, on “This Week.”
3 months ago
VIDEO: 1-on-1 with Rep. Mike Turner
3 months ago

Biden 'did not apologize' for using term 'an illegal' during State of the Union: WH

He said he regrets using the word, saying he should have said "undocumented."
3 months ago
U.S. President Joe Biden gestures after delivering remarks on lowering costs for American families during a visit to Goffstown, N.H., March 11, 2024.
4 months ago

Texas Gov. Greg Abbot on border crisis

ABC News' Terry Moran speaks with Texas Governor Greg Abbott about immigration policy and the crisis at the border.
4 months ago
VIDEO: Texas Gov. Greg Abbot on border crisis
4 months ago

Biden has to 'go on the offense' on immigration and not let GOP 'divide us': Murphy

Sen. Chris Murphy is urging Biden and his fellow Democrats to "go on the offense" on immigration and the border
4 months ago
Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) speaks at a news conference after a weekly policy luncheon with Senate Democrats at the U.S. Capitol Building on Feb. 06, 2024 in Washington, DC.
4 months ago

Immigration is at the center of the 2024 election for many. Why?

Here’s how Americans feel about the issues of immigration and the border, and whether Biden or Trump would handle it better
4 months ago
Texas National Guard members direct a group of migrants to Border Patrol after crossing the US-Mexico border in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, Mexico, Feb. 8, 2024.
4 months ago

As Trump returns to border, a closer look at what he's pledging to do if elected

Trump has made immigration a central message and spent nearly every appearance on the trail talking about it while touting what he would do about it in a second term
4 months ago
COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA - FEBRUARY 23: Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during the Black Conservative Federation Gala on February 23, 2024 in Columbia, South Carolina. Former President Trump is campaigning in South Carolina ahead of the state's Republican presidential primary on February 24.
4 months ago

Biden, Trump headed for border clash with immigration in 2024 spotlight

Joe Biden and Donald Trump are both going to the southern border Thursday, an election-year clash sure to spotlight an issue that is of top concern for most Americans.
4 months ago
President Joe Biden, former President Donald Trump.
4 months ago

Biden, Trump to have dueling visits to border

President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump will both visit the southern border separately on Thursday, where they will lay out their visions for tackling the immigration crisis.
4 months ago
VIDEO: Biden, Trump to have dueling visits to border
4 months ago

Ahead of Biden and Trump's dueling visits, what's the situation at the Texas border?

Texas GOP Gov. Greg Abbott is in a standoff with the White House over control.
4 months ago
A man from Guatemala holds onto his girlfriend while reaching out to link arms with the rest of the group as they wade into the Rio Grande River with intentions to cross into Eagle Pass, Texas,  in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico, on Feb. 24, 2024.
4 months ago

Could how Democrat Tom Suozzi campaigned on immigration help his party nationally?

"Ducking the issue is a mistake. Suozzi hit it head on," one strategist said.
4 months ago
Congressman-elect Tom Suozzi greets the crowd after winning the special election for New York's 3rd congressional district at his election night event at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, New York, on Feb. 13, 2024.
5 months ago

Immigration emerges as key 2024 wedge issue for Trump, vulnerability for Biden

Immigration, one of the most politically divisive and complex matters in the U.S., is emerging as a top issue in the 2024 election.
5 months ago
In an aerial view, immigrants wade across the Rio Grande while crossing from Mexico into the United States, Jan. 7, 2024, in Eagle Pass, Texas.
5 months ago

Senate nears bipartisan border deal that Trump calls 'disaster'

Fresh criticism Monday from former President Donald Trump and other GOP leaders is threatening to derail the border deal as negotiations near the end.
5 months ago
Sen. James Lankford speaks with reporters outside the chamber at the Capitol in Washington, Jan. 25, 2024.
5 months ago

Immigration, the economy and foreign policy could decide the New Hampshire primary

Republicans in the Granite State are generally more moderate than those in Iowa, but their top issues are largely aligned with those of the national party.
5 months ago
Polls show that New Hampshire Republicans are most worried about immigration, the economy and foreign policy.
5 months ago

Here’s where the candidates stand on immigration

Every candidate has a different perspective on how the country should address issues on the U.S.-Mexico border.
5 months ago
Every candidate has a different perspective on how the country should address issues on the U.S.-Mexico border.
5 months ago

Polls show immigration is important to Iowa voters

While Iowa’s most important issue for voting is the economy, immigration is also an extremely significant issue falling only slightly behind, according to preliminary entrance polls.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Polls show immigration is important to Iowa voters
7 months ago

Congress is ‘making progress’ on border security negotiations: Sen. James Lankford

George Stephanopoulos interviews Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., on “This Week.”
7 months ago
VIDEO: 1-on-1 with James Lankford
8 months ago

Migrant crisis explained: What's behind the border surge

The Biden administration is doubling down on strategies to contain migration as unauthorized border crossings surge across the southwest.
8 months ago
Migrants cross the Rio Grande in Eagle Pass, Texas, on Sept. 22, 2023. The Mayor of Eagle Pass, Rolando Salinas Jr. estimated that 2,000 migrants crossed the border on Sept. 21,, after about 3,000 migrants crossed into Eagle Pass on Sept. 20, according to Rep. Tony Gonzales.
9 months ago

Migrants arriving on US streets share joy, woes: Reporter's notebook

The heart of America's immigration debate is, on this Wednesday morning in September, centered on an unremarkable parking lot adjacent to some bus stops.
9 months ago
After processing by U.S. Immigration, migrants are dropped off at the Iris Avenue Transportation Center to continue their journey from San Diego, Calif., Sept. 20, 2023.
9 months ago

New polls finds weakness on economy, immigration for Biden

Forty-four percent of Americans in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll say they are worse off financially under Joe Biden's presidency.
9 months ago
VIDEO: New polls finds weakness on economy, immigration for Biden
9 months ago

Border patrol overwhelmed by influx of migrants

Sources tell ABC News nearly nine thousand migrants were apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border in a single day, the highest rate since May.
9 months ago
VIDEO: Border patrol overwhelmed by influx of migrants