Past Features

March 22, 2015

Deathbed Conversion
Here we go again
Conn Carroll -- -- March 18, 2015  
There Is No Difference Between Bush And Walker On Immigration
   ....Walker's troubles with immigration began in January when opponents began circulating prior statements of his showing that Walker has endorsed both a "path to citizenship" generally and the Senate's Gang of 8 bill specifically.
    Walker has since tried to walk those positions back, telling Fox News Sunday's Chris Wallace on March 1st, "My view has changed, I'm flat-out saying it. Candidates can say that, sometimes they don't."
    And Walker's view on immigration has changed. Here he is on immigration in July of 2013: "You hear some people talk about border security and a wall and all that. To me, I don't know that you need any of that if you had a better, saner way to let people into the country in the first place."
    And here is Walker in March 2015: "I've talked to people all across America. And the concerns I have is that we need to secure the border. We ultimately need to put in place a system that works. A legal immigration system that works. And part of doing this is put the onus on employers, getting them E-Verify and tools to do that."
    So Walker has shifted from believing a secure border wasn't really necessary to now believing that it is.