Skip to comments.Video: Scott Walker supports path to citizenship for illegals
Posted on 07/03/2013 4:17:43 PM PDT by Bratch
Let me be the first to say it: Consider this RINO purged.
No, no, Im kidding. Were still recovering from the trauma of Marco Tea Party Rubio deciding that Chuck Schumer has some really awesome ideas on immigration. Were in no condition to write off any other potential 2016 heroes. (To which I quickly add: Most conservatives havent written off Rubio either.) Quote:
If people want to come here and work hard and benefit, I dont care whether they come from Mexico or Ireland or Germany or Canada or South Africa or anywhere else, Walker said Tuesday during an interview with the Daily Herald Media Editorial Board of Wisconsin. I want them here.
Walker was then asked about the estimated 11 million immigrants living in the country illegally. The editorial board asked if he could envision a world where with the right penalties and waiting periods and meet the requirements where those people could get citizenship?
Sure, Walker responded. I mean I think it makes sense.
Like every other member of the Republican establishment, Walker sounded tougher on immigration as a candidate than he does as an elected official. But look: Unless Ted Cruz runs in 2016, its highly likely that every Republican onstage during the primaries will support a path to citizenship. Even House Republicans who technically oppose it sometimes do so with an asterisk, emphasizing that they oppose creating a new, special path for illegals as part of comprehensive reform but not necessarily allowing illegals to apply through normal channels after having lived here with legal status for some period. The only top-flight candidate I know of whos made noise about blocking illegals from citizenship is Jeb Bush, and that was simply his lame attempt to get a second look from border hawks in case he runs. If legalization occurs, citizenship will follow at some point; anything else would leave illegals with second-class status, which would be political poison for the GOP. Legalization means citizenship, and the Democrats price for agreeing to more border security is legalization. This is why Ive spent a lot of time whining about Rubios cave on probationary legalization before the border is secured in the Gang of Eight bill and less time whining about his support for citizenship years down the road. The initial legalization is the GOPs only real leverage in making sure the border is tightened so that we dont have to do this again in 25 years. That was Rubios crucial sell-out.
Besides, Walker and Rubio are positioned very differently in 2016. Walkers the guy who took on big labor and the screeching left in the name of collective bargaining reforms. Hell run as Mr. Fiscal Responsibility. Rubio will run as Mr. Electability (a very socially conservative Mr. Electability), with immigration reform his big asset and his big liability. This is a central issue for Rubio and an ancillary one for Walker, so Walker will have more room to maneuver. Having said all that, though, watch the clip. He seems focused mainly on work visas, not so much citizenship, but Id be interested in hearing him elaborate on what he says about border security: I dont know if you need any of that if you had a better, saner way to let people into the country in the first place. Hmmm.
NOTE: Video clip is at link above.
Cross another one off the list.
Wow, they’re falling like flies...NSA must have all kinds of dirt on these traitors.
No support for a pathway to the WH for Scott Walker.
Apply for a visa.
If you get a visa, apply for a green card.
If you get a green card, apply for citizenship.
What could be simpler?
Yep. Promising career has now ended.
no, this is bee-ess. he said he supports a “fix” to the current system at the federal level. the examples he cited directly were all legal immigration. he didn’t address border security because he wasn’t asked that question by the lame interviewer. right now, imo, this just more lousy reporting. and is most likely another attempt by leftist journalists to take out another conservative.
i don’t disagree with anything he’s said yet. if he says to “legalize” illegals with no fix to border security, then he’s another rubio and i will withdraw my support.
Path to citizenship?
Sneak in here, capture a little dinero by underbidding competitors for the job, lie about your origins, stay in the shadows a few years, beget a couple hijos as an anchor to have a “claim” to residency, but not to ever assimilate into the American culture. Learn only enough English to get by in finding and keeping a relatively low-wage, unskilled employment, but becoming a US citizen is definitely NOT on the scope originally. Not, at least, until the “community organizer” came around and said, why sure you can vote here, just go sign up for a driver’s license, they will register you right there. You get a voter’s registration, just go ahead and vote, nobody’ll ask any questions. But the only votes that count are the ones with a “D” behind their name, see, here’s a list, just check these off.
But not really a citizenship, either.
There’s already a pathway to citizenship for illegals.
Step 1 - return to your country of origin.
Step 2 - apply for citizenship
Ah, dang. You beat me.
And I just got a request for $$$$ from him! He needs to take me off his list. Following his Wisconsin buddy Ryan!
i agree. as one who gets hung by others here because thgey assume something in what i am saying, it is clear he did not pull a rubio here. he isn’t for amnesty. he is for fixing the system, but that doesnt equate to endorsing rubio’s amesty. which he didn’t say he desires, or endorses.
That’s too damn logical. Plus it deprives the elites of sweatshop labor to exploit and it deprives the Dems of an underclass to subjugate.
Never gunna happen.
Be careful reading anything from Allahidiot .
He is a Rhino troll who supports amnesty .
Hotwire is no longer owned by Michelle Malkin and the Amnesty trolls run it.
yup. if the interviewer wanted an honest answer (yes, no or i don’t know), he would have asked directly if he supported rubio/schumer.
but this was totally spun as walker gung ho for amnesty. these so called journalists (doesn’t matter what party) are so devious.
even if he did ask that, they’d still ask the other questions and then just cut the direct yes/no answer out to make it appear he was.
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