Walker: American jobs top priority in deciding whether to continue legal immigration

By Kay Nolan, April 23, 2015

GRAND CHUTE — Gov. Scott Walker says he’s in favor of continuing to allowlegal immigration into the U.S. if “first and foremost we protect American workers and American wages.”

“If that can be done, then certainly we can continue to have legal immigration,” Walker told reporters Wednesday afternoon near Appleton, “but we should
make sure that American workers and American jobs and American wages are our No. 1 priority.”

Walker has faced questions this week on whether he has moved further right on immigration following comments he made during an interview with conservative Glenn Beck. Some interpreted those comments as a sign Walker favors new restrictions on legal immigration.

Walker at one time indicated support for a pathway to citizenship for those who already are in the country illegally. But he said earlier this year he changed his