Deirdre Shesgreen and Eliza Collins USA TODAY Published 10:00 p.m. UTC May 29, 2018 WASHINGTON — House Republican candidates are blanketing the airwaves with TV ads embracing a hard line on immigration — a dramatic shift from the last midterm elections in 2014 when immigration was not on the GOP's political radar, according to a USA TODAY analysis of data from Kantar Media. Republicans have aired more than 14,000 campaign ads touting a tough Trump-style immigration platform so far this year. The barrage underscores why House GOP leaders worry that passing a legislative fix for undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children, referred to as DREAMers, would put GOP candidates at risk heading into the fall election. “I’ll end sanctuary cities to stop illegals from taking our jobs … and use conservative grit to build the darn wall,” Troy Balderson, a GOP state senator running for Congress in Ohio, promises … [Read more...] about Exclusive: Immigration dominating GOP candidates’ TV ads in House contests across the country
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Izzedin Elzir, imam of Florence and president of the Union of Islamic Communities of Italy, is worried. “Open, transparent mosques are an integral part of our urban, social and cultural fabric,” he told the Observer. But as Italy edges towards a new government featuring the far-right Lega, with its leader, Matteo Salvini, as interior minister, he knows there are almost certain to be tough days ahead. Lega has forged an alliance with the anti-establishment Five Star Movement after the two parties captured more than 50% of the vote between them in the elections on 4 March. That could herald an administration with the toughest line on immigrants in Italian postwar history. On Friday, Salvini and the Five Star leader, Luigi di Maio, unveiled a joint policy document containing plans to build more detention centres to accelerate the deportation of an estimated 500,000 illegal immigrants and review migrant rescue missions at sea after they arrive on Italy’s shores. The … [Read more...] about Italy’s immigrants fear tough times as populist coalition heads for power
The hardline acting director of America’s immigration enforcement agency has announced he will retire in the latest departure of a Trump administration official. As the public face of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the agency tasked with removing immigrants in the country illegally, Thomas Homan became a prominent ally in Mr Trump’s quest for stricter laws and more stringent enforcement. But the Senate never voted to confirm him despite his serving as the agency’s de fact head since 2017, and the delay has come under pointed scrutiny. Mr Homan was initially planning to retire in January of 2017 but chose to remain as acting director as the search for a replacement unfolded; when it did not yield another candidate, he remained, according to an ICE official. Read more Immigrant caravan at US border faces tough asylum fight May vows her 'hostile environment' on illegal immigration will stay Israel abandons plan to forcibly deport illegal African immigrants … [Read more...] about Head of US immigration enforcement and Trump ally Thomas Homan to retire
PRESIDENT Donald Trump is visiting the UK in the Summer, with the White House officially confirming the visit will take place in mid-July. Trump was expected to pay a controversial visit to the UK in February but cancelled at the last minute in a bizarre spat over the new US embassy. Here's what you need to know... When will Donald Trump visit the UK? Following days of speculation, it was confirmed on April 26 that Donald Trump is coming to the UK in July. The trip will take place on Friday the 13th - after Mr Trump stops off in Brussels for a summit of Nato leaders. A spokesman for Theresa May said: "The President of the United States will visit the UK on 13 July. "He will hold bilateral talks with the Prime Minister during his visit. Further details will be set out in due course." The US ambassador to Britain, a friend of Mr Trump, said: “It’s all systems go - President Trump is coming to the UK in July. “I know the President, and he’s really looking … [Read more...] about When is Donald Trump’s UK visit, what has the US President said about coming to Britain and will it be a state visit?
Economic Boom As German party leaders wrangle over forming a new government, the country's economy roars ahead from record to record. Only a lack of labor poses a problem. Published on November 28, 2017 6:03 pm Only Germany, it seems, could be worried about all-time high exports and employment, and about companies being so optimistic about their business prospects. Most other Europeans would love to have those concerns. Germany is in its fifth consecutive boom year with annual growth rates of around 2 percent. Business sentiment hit a record high of 117.5 points in November from 116.8 in October, according to the Ifo Business Climate Index, Germany’s most prominent economic indicator. Export expectations also scored a new record high in engineering and metal-goods production, with 40 percent of mechanical engineering companies expecting their exports to increase in the months ahead, according to Ifo. During that time, employment figures have also gone only in one … [Read more...] about Who’s talking about an economic crisis?