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.
Larry Lee at affiliate WSAU contributed to this report.