Donald Trump did a great service to the nation by forcing the Republican Party to take on illegal immigration. Now will he kindly leave the stage? Real Republicans can take it from here.
"We're a nation of laws," Republican Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin, repeatedly told illegal alien Jose Flores, 38, in an exchange on Sunday reported by the Washington Post.
"My point is that you have to follow the law, follow the process," Walker said.
And there was this from Walker: "The president had years to deal with this throughout the legitimate legislative process. He had his own party in charge for the first two years he was in office.
"Now it's my turn."
From the Washington Post:
Immigration has been a weak area for Walker, who announced his presidential campaign last week in the same town where the Flores family lives. Although he used to support granting amnesty to some of the 11 million immigrants who are in the country illegally, Walker now says his position has changed. He said that those living here need to leave and reenter legally, prompting some critics to accuse him of flip-flopping. Walker also has suggested curtailing legal immigration during difficult economic times.
Even though immigration has often dominated this presidential contest, Walker did not mention it in his announcement speech or his first couple of campaign stops, including a breakfast at a Harley-Davidson dealership in North Charleston, S.C. Afterward, Walker was confronted by a man who shouted, "What about the border?" At the next campaign stop, a barbecue joint in Lexington, Walker added immigration to his stump speech and continued to talk about the issue — nearly always receiving loud, supportive cheers.Enforcing the law does not break up families whose parents are here illegally and whose children were born here.
Parents who enter illegally do.
And why cannot Mexico (or India, Iran, Ireland, Palestine, Somali, et cetera) accept American-born children when we deport their parents? We reformed immigration law in 1986 under President Reagan and a Democratic House. It is time to enforce that reform.