Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker endorses Democratic immigration bill! Stone him! He’s a RINO!
As we all know, the far-right base of the Republican Party is bitterly opposed to the immigration-reform bill recently passed by the Democratic-controlled U.S. Senate and now pending in the U.S. House.
But THIS GUY disagrees with the GOP base on that matter:
[Wisconsin] Gov. Scott Walker distanced himself from House Republicans debating a new immigration bill Tuesday by endorsing a path to citizenship for immigrant workers.
In a meeting with the [Wausau] Daily Herald Media Editorial Board, Walker acknowledged that a substantial number of Wisconsin farms depend on migrant workers, some of them here illegally. He also was sharply critical of how difficult the federal government makes it for those workers to come to this country.
“If people want to come here and work hard and benefit, I don’t care whether they come from Mexico or Ireland or Germany or Canada or South Africa or anywhere else,” he said. “I want them here.”
The Democratic-led U.S. Senate passed an immigration bill last week that features a path to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants already in the U.S. Many conservative House Republicans oppose the bill, viewing it as rewarding law-breakers — though some GOP lawmakers worry rejecting the Senate bill would further alienate the Hispanic voters who played a large role in President Barack Obama’s re-election.
Walker said he is in favor of the Senate immigration bill but called it a backward “Band-Aid” approach, saying elected leaders should make it easier for people to enter the country and become legal citizens in the first place.
UPDATE: Hmmm. This didn’t take long: Walker has now WALKED BACK his remarks about the Senate immigration bill.