Trump has frequently accused Walker of presiding over a $2.2bn deficit in Wisconsin, where the state legislature passed a two-year balanced budget last month.
Rosenblum said the constitutional amendment hurdle has been the main impediment to a broader discussion of ending birthright citizenship. But asked whether he would amend the 14th Amendment almost a week later by ABC News Sunday, Walker said, “No”.
Donald Trump’s latest proposal to end birthright citizenship is long on attacks and short on details.
Then, on Friday, Walker offered another stance – telling CNBC’s John Harwood that he won’t weigh in on birthright citizenship. (Compare this statement to Coulter’s earlier views on abortion.) In later tweets, she compared Trump to Ronald Reagan, and considered his immigration policy paper to be “the greatest political document since the Magna Carta”.
That opposition to birthright citizenship has become a mainstream position in the Republican presidential race is doubly depressing.
“I don’t want to wait”, he said. The hysteria and misinformation prevalent on the right imagine hordes of pregnant Mexican women camped out on the border just waiting to cross and give birth to newly minted American citizens at U.S. taxpayer expense.
The text and history of the Citizenship Clause point in the same direction, that the Immigration and Nationality Act’s grant of citizenship to nearly all foreigners’ children born on American soil is a policy choice, rather than a constitutional command, and therefore, one that Congress can change at any time. You know what I’m talking about, don’t you?
“Yeah”, he said on Monday at the fair.
It’s probably too much to expect Trump to embrace that alternative, but surely it deserves the support of Republican candidates who don’t want to be perceived as cranks and xenophobes. “Would you be up for altering that?” The New Yorker introduced his immigration plan, and it dominated the week, as reporters buttonholed candidates on the trail and asked them what they thought, particularly about the more controversial elements.
I was one of the first bloggers to write about the inconsistencies of Scott Walker. His proposal to deport the 11 million is, as he himself said a couple of years ago, an unworkable fantasy. All through the morning, Walker’s marketing campaign employees pushes again towards Hunt’s account, which was first reported on Twitter. “And we need to enforce the laws, including those that are in the Constitution”, Walker said, adding that he favors addressing illegal immigration by improving border security and requiring businesses to use a system called E-Verify to check workers’ legal status. She will not say what the governor’s place is on the difficulty. Public understaanding would reject the alternative: If illegal migrants are not subject to our jurisdiction, we cannot punish them for criminal behavior.
I don’t underestimate the frustration people have with our current immigration mess. Or did he misspeak? “I have said I am open to exploring ways to looking at people that are deliberately coming here for purposes of having a child”. Walker responds, “We’ll speak about issues sooner or later”.
Stanley S. Hubbard, a conservative billionaire who oversees a Minnesota broadcasting company and has donated to Walker’s campaign, confronted Walker on the issue during a lunch in Minnesota on Tuesday. Hubbard strongly opposes ending birthright citizenship, and he tells The Washington Publish that he “may actually shortly change my allegiance” if Walker pushs for such a repeal.
“Man, I feel right at home”, Christie quipped.
But in the face of mounting questions about his immigration position, Walker backpedaled on his support for one of those provisions – ending birthright citizenship – in interviews over the weekend.
Sunday: On ABC, Walker tells Stephanopoulos he doesn’t help repealing or altering the 14th Modification.
Who among us gets deported? He has been saying this all week lengthy.