Skip to comments.Christie: N.J. may consider housing kids from southern border influx
Posted on 07/17/2014 7:20:09 PM PDT by Coleus
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie blamed the Obama administration for the influx of immigrant children at the southern border, but didn't rule out the prospect of accepting children in New Jersey on a case-by-case basis.
"I have great empathy for that situation, but frankly the administration has done an awful job in securing our border, and they need to do that," Christie told reporters in Marion, Iowa, where he campaigned for incumbent Gov. Terry Branstad.
"I don't think ... it matters one bit what your Hispanic population is, as to whether or not you're going to offer help and assistance," he continued. "So we'll take every request that comes based on its merits and make those decisions."
He stressed that he doesn't want to "participate in encouraging this," but added "we are an empathetic people in this country and we don't like seeing people suffer."
Christie's comments represent a departure from some governors, who have turned down requests from officials to house immigrants during the crisis. Thousands of children from Central America, many unaccompanied, have streamed across the U.S. border with Mexico this year in what the administration calls an unexpected surge.
All sides agree that its become a humanitarian crisis with the federal government struggling to manage the influx. President Barack Obamas $3.7 billion emergency funding proposal to address the situation has been received coolly in Congress.
Christie, a potential White House contender, further fueled speculation about his 2016 ambitions with is visit to Iowa. There, he blasted the federal government for refusing to deal with immigration reform "in any meaningful way."
While in the Hawkeye State, which holds the first nominating contest in presidential election years, Christie brushed off new poll numbers that indicate about a third of Iowans hold a negative opinion of him.
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Hey Chrissy? Have you seen any of these tattooed “kids” yet?
They aren’t “kids,” you *BLEEPING* liar.
What about the great States of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont,
I’m sure they would love to have new neighbors move right in.
Oh, the illegals are going to be installed only in States where the elections can be most beneficial to Democrats. Got it!
they’re good friends you know.
Col. Flagg, it’s a circle with 2 arrows in it?
Christine appears to be Obama’s worst nightmare, and Hispanics voted for him too.
He’s ‘electable’, cept maybe for those high negatives, and a few extra pounds.
If they move into Camden, Jersey City or Newark, you won’t be able to tell the difference.
He was toast anyways on a Presidential run. Now he is burnt toast. I wonder if he got a personal call from Obama to take in some of these so called kids?
I imagine several could shelter in his shade.
Chuck Grassley(IA Senator) and Steve King(IA4) seem to think McCain style reform is not a good idea. What does Christie think?
Branstad doesn’t want the illegals, and he is no conservative.
Does Christie think they have 60 Senate votes to enforce the law?
Fool! They probably already are.
That’s the thing. Christie is an open borders extremist; even in the north east.
The NY GOP Senate (and 2 Dems) stopped the NY Dream Aid Act.
The NH GOP controlled Senate blocked the NH tuition act.
Governor LePage is cutting off welfare to illegals.
The Democrat Massachusetts legislature blocked driving privileges for illegals.
So make room for them in your own house, Fatso.
Sure Chris...what’s a few more right? We’ve already got about 250,000 here already...this guy has some set on him...he actually thinks he is a major player for the nomination while he keeps pulling stunts like this...the biggest disappointment of a governor (no pun intended)...i wrote him off after the Hurricane Sandy debacle and he keeps getting worse and worse...can’t wait until his term is up...of course then we’ll get the usual Democrat back in who will be 10 times worse...my state is so depressing..
I saw Christy today and he has lost at least 60 lbs...looks so much better. I saw new clothes and a shaped up Governor....
I think Christy will help a few illegals of his choosing, and get enough info to find out what is really going on in Central America, then use that info to steamroll democrats prior to 2016...He will run for President.
Remember that Christy was a Federal Prosecutor....
Christie supports Amnesty...all we need to know here
Without even reading this article I’m just gonna say Christy is a fat ass schmuck.
Good luck in your next election Christy Kreme. Fraud.
One of the only “ones that can win” squeals.
New Jersey has inner cities that have drugs, gangs, illegals, and a lot of other problems imported from NYC, Gambling transients, and Philadelphia....and with that comes a huge Obama fan base of color. That’s not an easy mix to keep straight and controlled...while running a state.
I believe you are better off with Christy, than some of the alternatives.
Christy has lost about 60 lbs and still losing...
Every time a politician starts talking about “empathy”, We The People need to start reaching for our pitchforks and firearms. Empathy must be a personal choice, not a policy prescription.
60 lbs...so he’s what, about 340 now?
Christie has never been a conservative. I’m sick of voting for moderates and liberals who happen to have “Rs” after their names. He won’t get my support.
You already pinged me with that one comment before,
What are you in his Weight Watchers group or somethin?
I always found him a bit obnoxious, and I noticed that Mika on MSNBC keeps saying that are ‘close friends’
Running for Mexico president?
Yeah, it’s a lot like the way Carter got suckered, and then. sucked poor Miami into the ‘Marielito boat lift.’
His pinhead staff sold it to the public as ‘brave refugees escaping a repressive Cuba and dictator Castro’.
In fact Castro was glad to be shed of them. They were the dregs of Cuban society, which wasn’t that great to begin with since most of the best got out earlier.
The ‘marielitos’ were criminals, derelict and reprobates.
And his deal smells a lot like that one.
Hey, I’ve got an idea ... why don’t *we* start deciding who to admit and who to exclude, rather than just letting people walk into this country and yell, “Political asylum! Olly olly in come free!”
- Lots of hispanics in New Jerksey
- another Christie walk on the beach for votes - dump him -
Wonder when he will put the flag at half staff for the next NJ druggie?
Christy is who new world order would like to win in 2016.
He will reliably do what Pubbies do:
He will carry on the same agendas that Clinton, Bush, Obama and all other Presidents have, but...
as a Pubbie, as he continues the programs of the financial elites, he will assuage the current “anger” of the conservative rank-and-file and convince them that he’s doing “conservative” things.
The conservative rank-and-file will think that they are “winning” because a “Republican” got “elected” “President”.
The TEA party governor of Maine, Paul LePage, ended Maine’s status as a sanctuary state within days of taking office in January, 2011.
I doubt if he would welcome any of these so-called kids.
Get ready all you Dems in Asbury Park, lol!
I would not blame NYC for Jersey’s problems. The inner cities of Jersey have been with us since African-Americans came up from the south in the 50s and 60s to work in the factories. Most of those people were very good folk; its their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren who wrecked some of the major cities. Nothing to do with NYC.
Yet another nail in the RINO coffin of Christie’s Presidential aspirations.
(Would love to see a political cartoon depiction of this coffin with labels on each of the various nails. Coffin would have a Presidential seal on it, and depict Christie in the coffin under the lid with a face that looked like a combination of his face and a rhino’s face. Lid would be bulged up by a big fat Christie belly with his fat limbs and head sticking out.)
On a serious note, I don’t care what the man’s politics are, even if he was a conservative, a guy who can’t stop eating so he gets “bariatric surgery” is not someone I trust to be President. If you can’t govern yourself....
And even in a country that’s pretty fat, a big fat slob is not an attractive candidate, Taft was way before TV.
Ugly is also a problem for Hillary, WARREN, and Andrew Cuomo too if you ask me.
What do the ladies think of Cuomo, Randita?
FU fat boi.
“...If you cant govern yourself.......”
That’s a really good point.
Also could be said for womanizing - See “Willie, Slick, circa 1992-2000”
Cuomo - meh. Not particularly attractive, IMO, and too Type A (NY breeds these types) and serious. The heavy accent does not help him with southerners and fly by country.
LOOK>..I pray for all possible Presidential candidates who may run on the GOP tickets...I try to keep up with things that would cause them to be a liability and not an asset. When I saw he was dieting...I prayed, as did others. He is not only one I am watching. Anything not to get Hillary as President or Mitt Romney. I want to get Reid out of that position in the Senate. I want to see improvement.
I believe you get what you say, so I try to put positive words over people, unless like Obama it’s hard to find anything positive....but I try. My spirit keeps reminding me not to hate, when I see some of the atrocities...so I pray.
I like Scott Walker much better than Christie, Christie did get himself a impressive re-election I gave him credit for, but his doing it by joining libs on so much stuff, and now playing conservative looking to 2016, is a bad indicator.
But naturally Dems have their sights on Walker trumping up phony accusations to hurt him in November, isnt making me happy. They hate him for beating them on so much stuff and want to take him out
I really like Scott Walker, however he has kept a low profile, which would require a huge upswing in campaigning to get elected.
I looked up Christie views on gay marriage, he’s ok with a civil union but marriage is a woman and man only. He does think gays are born that way, but that’s a genuine belief not a promoter of gay rights.
I looked up his stance on immigration and he believes in our old way of welcoming people into America, and the 1000 immigrants he said NJ could take seems like a small amount compared to the Feds push. Yes, I wish he wasn’t in favor of illegals....he is a politician walking a thin line.
He does not like us involved in UN>>>due to sovereignty issues, that tells me he is NOT NWO...
He believes in parochial schools and vouchers for private education, that’s a positive.
He believes in low spending and getting finances under control.
He did reprimand people under him over the Bridge scandal and fired a couple...that was on the list.
He has a high rating with the Governors.
Right now the immigration issue hurts those who are compassionate, mostly due to being under pressure to not be racist. NJ is a very multicultural state and he is playing to that... unsure of how he really feels although sure he is willing to help out. The list not too clear.
Look we all like Walker and having that kind of candidate would be wonderful, but we will get a compromise to pacify the more left of the GOP...that’s obvious. But if we do not stick together and get a Republican vote to make changes and overturn idiot laws....we are toast in America.
Would these people really want to be overtaken due to not voting?
I see that as a positive thing.
Walker is and will be seen as a DC outsider, and is now under the national radar screen.
I have GOPe friends here in Maryland who like Christie but I just don't see it.
Its going to be hard for him to run against the deficit in a GOP primary after his cameos with Obama for demanding that the House GOP send his state $$$, to get him re-elected.
Walker did the opposite, he cut spending and turned down Obamacare, one hell of a brave move/.
Christie's negatives are high now anyway.
The marxists are going after Walker hard, again. I think they would fear his candidacy.
He’d probably be my first choice.
Cristy Creme is just an awful choice. Who even likes him, he’s as much a jerk as McCain with less charm.
How would Walker get on the ticket?
I think we had best all keep an open mind this time around, as we saw how that worked out the last election for the Senate.
We all want more conservatism, so I guess it’s really a question of whether we want a 2016 election or not.
We can only pray that they don't successfully destroy him.
My tribute video to him at the link was made February 2011 was before his recall in the middle of his fight with libs.