April 1, 2015
Walker says Texas visit reinforced
need to secure border
Gov. Scott Walker (Photo: WRN)
Wisconsin Radio Network -- March 31, 2015
Following a trip to Texas last week, Governor Scott Walker is convinced that security along the US-Mexico border needs to be a priority.
Walker toured the border last Friday with Texas Governor Greg Abbott. During a stop in Plover on Monday, he said the trip helped reinforce for him the need to make sure the area is secure in order to protect the safety and sovereignty of the US. “You've got international criminal organizations bringing people, but also drugs and firearms, on a routine basis across that border.”
The Republican governor, who is considering a presidential run, noted that it will take more than just putting manpower and technology in place to prevent illegal crossings. Walker said he supports having a mandatory e-verify system to make sure every person working in this country is here legally.
Walker does not support amnesty for those who have been in the country illegally, and said they should have to go back to their country of origin if they plan to seek citizenship.
Glenn Spencer -- American Border Patrol
Gov. Scott Walker has changed his position on border security. In 2013 he said:
"...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.”
Scott Walker could well be a casualty of the attack on free speech by the Southern Poverty Law Center. By labeling American Border Patrol a hate group --- one of the biggest lies of the century --- they made sure that the mainstream media did not report on our border work. Had he known the truth earlier Scott Walker might have saved himself a lot of embarrassment --- and a trip to the border.