Friday, March 27, 2015
Wisconsin Governor Accused of Flip Flop on "Amnesty"
Presidential campaigns are always fun to watch. It is early in the 2016 campaign but it seems that Republican presidential hopefuls continue to muddle through attempts to come up with a coherent and consistent position on immigration reform. Yesterday, ImmigrationProf noted that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie had entered the immigration fray in Texas v. United States on the side of the states challenging the Obama administration's expanded deferred action program.
AP now reports that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, already accused of flip flopping on his views on immigration reform, now has stepped in it again. Walker has opposed any "amnesty" for undocumented immigrants. In a closed meeting with New Hampshire Republicans, Walker reportedly supported a path to legalization but not a path to citizenship. Walker later emphasized that he does not in any way endorse a "path to citizenship" for undocumented immigrants.