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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker: ‘Fix the front door’ on immigration

- The Washington Times - Monday, November 18, 2013

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Monday that before dealing with the approximately 11 million illegal immigrants currently in the country, the U.S. must fix the "front door" first.

"The debate in Washington is just addressing the symptom — not the overall problem — that's the difference between ... what I see in the states and the federal government," Mr. Walker said on "CBS This Morning." "The bigger problem is we don't have a legal immigration system."

"Before you talk about who came in, you got to fix the front door," he continued. "We are also a country not only of immigrants, but of laws, and right now we don't enforce the law for legal immigration on the front end. You could fix all these other problems if we had a successful legal immigration system in the United States."

Mr. Walker, a possible contender for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, said Sunday on ABC's "This Week" that the party's nominee has to be somebody "who is viewed as being exceptionally removed from Washington."

"I don't rule anything out," he said.

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