Wisconsin governor Scott Walker told the Daily Herald on Tuesday that he supports the Gang of Eight’s immigration bill, including its path to citizenship:
In a meeting with the Daily Herald Media Editorial Board, Walker acknowledged that a substantial number of Wisconsin farms depend on migrant workers, some of them here illegally. He also was sharply critical of how difficult the federal government makes it for those workers to come to this country.
“If people want to come here and work hard and benefit, I don’t care whether they come from Mexico or Ireland or Germany or Canada or South Africa or anywhere else,” he said. “I want them here.”
Walker, the paper added, has “evolved” on immigration. During the 2010 campaign, he backed an Arizona-style approach. Two years later, he moved away from that position.