• Republican presidential candidates John Kasich, left, Ben Carson, third from left, Lindsey Graham, George Pataki, Carly Fiorina, Chris Christie, Bobby Jindal, Rick Perry, Scott Walker, Rick Santorum and Jeb Bush speak among themselves after a forum Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, in Manchester, N.H. Second from left is Saint Anselm College president Steven DiSalvo. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

    Despite rhetoric, border security less urgent in 2015

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — In the weeks leading up to Thursday’s first debate of the 2016 presidential race, Republican candidates have sought to distinguish themselves from each other — and President Barack Obama — with ever-tougher positions on border security and illegal immigration, claiming current measures are failing.

  • Monday, August 3, 2015

    Trump, Bush, Walker are in; Perry, Santorum, Fiorina out: The first GOP debate field is set

    Updated: 7:00 pm

  • In this July 23, 2015 file photo, Republican presidential candidate former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush addresses guests during a town hall style gathering in Gorham, N.H.  Bush and four other GOP presidential candidates are at a luxury Southern California resort speaking to the billionaire Koch brothers and other conservative donors. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

    Jeb Bush unveils border security, immigration reform plan

    MIAMI (AP) — Jeb Bush outlined plans Monday to improve security of the nation’s borders and enforcement of its existing immigration laws, calling both a requirement before any president could begin to address the status of the estimated 11 million people living in the country illegally.

  • Winthrop tennis coach resigns due to immigration issues

    ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Winthrop men’s tennis coach Sergey Belov has resigned because of what the school said were issues with his immigration status.

  • Presidential contender Donald Trump speaks to the media during a press conference on the 1st first day of the Women's British Open golf championship on the Turnberry golf course in Turnberry, Scotland, Thursday, July 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

    Trump’s call for mass deportations runs into messy realities

    NEW YORK (AP) — In one of his first forays into policy as a presidential candidate, Republican Donald Trump calls for the deportation of all 11 million people estimated to be living in the country illegally while allowing the “really good people” to return.