Walker Won’t Take Position on Birthright Citizenship: CNBC

“I’m not taking a position on it one way or another; I’m saying that until you secure the border and enforce the laws, any discussion about anything else is really looking past the very things we have to do,” Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker says in CNBC interview.

  • Wis. Gov. Walker clarified that his Monday comments, which appeared to indicate his support for ending birthright citizenship, were actually about “the bigger issue of immigration”
    • Birthright citizenship can’t “be addressed until we secure the border and enforce the laws”
  • NOTE: Under birthright citizenship, children of undocumented immigrants to automatically have a right to U.S. citizenship if they’re born in the U.S.
  • NOTE: GOP candidate Donald Trump included ending birthright citizenship in his immigration plan rolled out on Sunday; candidates Ted Cruz, Bobby Jindal and Ben Carson have also said they support ending it
    • Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush and John Kasich say they support it

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