Scott Walker: I didn’t flip-flop on immigration

“Years ago, when I was asked more than about a decade ago when I was a county official about something and giving a quick momentary reaction to that versus in a comment a few years ago as a governor asking a question about it versus actually looking at this issue and saying what is my policy,” he told Fox News’ Bret Baier. “A flip would be someone who voted on something and did something different. … I don’t have any impact on immigration as a governor; I don’t have any impact as a former county official.”

Asked by the Wausau Daily Herald in 2013 whether he could see a world where people who take the right steps and pay penalties could get citizenship, Mr. Walker said, “Sure, yes. I mean, I think it makes sense.” As Milwaukee county executive in 2006, he also signed a resolution calling on Congress to pass a broad immigration plan that many critics slammed as amnesty…

“[What’s] clear to me is we’re a nation of immigrants; I love the people who’ve come here from other places around the world — they want to live the American Dream, that’s great,” he said. “But we have a broken system today that needs to be fixed, and like I said you need to secure the borders; [it’s] why I went down there with [Texas Gov. Greg] Abbott … make sure you do so in a way that allows us to enforce the laws, and for legal immigration, we need to have a system that makes sure that American workers and wages are at the top of our list of priorities.”

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