Trump Heads to Mexico Before Giving Immigration Speech
Before making a speech Wednesday explaining his immigration policies, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is going to Mexico for talks with President Enrique Peña Nieto.
Throughout his campaign Trump has repeatedly touted a proposal to build a wall at the U.S.-Mexican border with the Mexican government picking up the cost. Nieto has said there is no way that will happen.
Nieto's office said he has invited both Trump and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton for talks about the relationship between the neighboring countries. Nieto added that he believes in dialogue to promote Mexico's interests and "mainly to protect Mexicans wherever they are."
There was no word from the Clinton campaign as to whether she planned to accept the offer as well. But her communications chief Jennifer Palmieri released a statement criticizing Trump's statements about Mexico, including last year saying the country sends rapists and criminals to the U.S.
Clinton favors border protection, but also comprehensive immigration reform, with a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants already in the country. But such legislation has been stalled in Congress, with Republican opponents in the House of Representatives blocking a plan passed by the Senate and supported by President Barack Obama.
North Korean Vice Premier Executed, South Korea Says
South Korea says a high-ranking North Korean government official has been executed, and two more banished to re-education camps, as leader Kim Jong Un continues to tighten his grip on power.
South Korean Unification Ministry spokesman Jeong Joon Hee says vice premier in charge of education affairs Kim Yong Jin has been executed, but revealed no other details.
An unnamed ministry official later said Kim Yong Jin was put before a firing squad last month after he was accused of exhibiting a "bad attitude" while attending a June parliamentary session. He was condemned for committing "anti-party, anti-revolutionary" acts.
If confirmed, Kim Yong Jin's death would be the latest in a wave of punishments, including executions, ordered by Kim Jong Un since he took power in 2011..