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Republican Walker feels idea of wall between U.S. and Canada “legitimate”

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Published: Monday, August 31, 2015, 4:03:00 AM EDT
(EFE Ingles)

Washington, Aug 31 (EFE).- Republican presidential hopeful and Wisconsin Governor, Scott Walker, said in an interview Sunday the idea of building a wall along the U.S.- Canada border was a “legitimate” idea against the problem of illegal immigration and terrorism.

scott_walker_featuredTalking about border security in an interview with the NBC network, presenter Chuck Todd asked Walker if he would consider building a wall not only on the southern border with Mexico, but also along the border with Canada.

“Some people have asked us about that in New Hampshire. They raised some very legitimate concerns, including some law enforcement folks that brought that up to me at one of our town hall meetings about a week and a half ago. So that is a legitimate issue for us to look at,” said Walker.

Illegal immigration and border security account for the most predominant issues debated in the ongoing campaign among Republican hopefuls for the U.S. presidential elections in 2016.

Business tycoon Donald Trump, who leads the surveys so far, and Senator Marco Rubio are strong advocates of a wall along the border with Mexico.

Trump’s strong anti-immigrant stance, which includes mass deportation of illegal immigrants and eliminating their Constitutional right to citizenship by birth, has led many of his conservative rivals to step up their game and harden their proposals on immigration.

New Jersey governor Chris Christie said Saturday that if elected to the White House, he will propose a system to track down illegal immigrants in the United States, like how FedEx courier company tracks their packages and shipments.

Christie also said that he is open to evaluating the issue of eliminating the right to citizenship by birth. EFE

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