Scott Walker supported the McCain-Kennedy amnesty bill in 2006

Walker is busy building his staff in the early primary states and dealing with legislative issues back in Madison. But he is also expected to unveil a slate of policy positions in the next few weeks and months.

The 2006 resolution embracing the McCain-Kennedy bill was sent to Walker by the Milwaukee Board of Supervisors. He signed it despite returning or vetoing numerous other matters that year. The final version of the resolution signaled support for criminalizing federal immigration law violations and increased border fencing. But it also referred to a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants and “full labor rights.”

Walker has since denounced “amnesty,” a shorthand for policies allowing undocumented immigrants a version of legal status.