Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s team is disputing a report in The Wall Street Journal that says he told Republicans in New Hampshire this month that he supports a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants.
The Journal reported Thursday that the Republican governor shifted his position on immigration at private dinner with Republicans in New Hampshire.
The Journal said the report was confirmed three people present.
The Walker camp quickly countered that the story is erroneous.
“We strongly dispute this account,” said Kirsten Kukowski, a Walker spokesperson. “Governor Walker has been very clear that he does not support amnesty and believes that border security must be established and the rule of law must be followed.”
“His position has not changed, he does not support citizenship for illegal immigrants, and this story line is false,” Ms. Kukowski said.
Mr. Walker recently said he changed his views on the thorny issue, coming out against “amnesty.”