Governor Scott Walker now says he supports limits on legal immigration, citing a need to “protect American workers and American wages.”
Walker, a potential 2016 candidate for president, recently changed his stance on supporting a path to citizenship for those in the U.S. illegally. During an appearance Tuesday on conservative radio host Glenn Beck’s program, the Republican governor stood by his recent comments that he now opposes amnesty for undocumented immigrants.
For the first time, Walker also said “adjustments” would have to be made by the next president and Congress on legal immigration. He said he has talked to a number of people in Congress about the subject, and he called it a “fundamentally lost issue by many in elected positions today.”
Walker said there needs to be a discussion on what the nation’s legal immigration system is doing to citizens looking for jobs, and what it’s doing to wages.