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Gov. Scott Walker Calls to End Birthright Citizenship

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By    |   Monday, 17 Aug 2015 05:47 PM

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says that he supports ending the practice of granting citizenship to someone just because they are born in the United States.

"Well [Democratic Minority Leader] Harry Reid said it's not right for this country. I think that's something — yeah, absolutely, going forward," Walker told MSNBC's Kasie Hunt when asked if he thought birthright citizenship should be ended.

"To me its about enforcing the laws in this country," the presidential hopeful said. "I think you enforce the laws, and I think it's important to send a message that we're going to enforce the laws no matter how people come here. We need to uphold the laws."

However, the Wisconsin Republican said that he doesn't believe that means that children who are born in this country should be deported.

"We need to enforce the law, which to me is focusing on E-Verify," the presidential hopeful said.

A statement clarifying Walker's view was issued by his spokeswoman following the interview.

"We have to enforce the laws, keep people from coming here, enforce e-verify to stop the jobs magnet, and by addressing the root problems we will end the birth citizenship problem," the Walker spokeswoman said.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Sunday on NBC's "Meet The Press" that he would end giving citizenship rights to children born to illegal immigrants.

Walker told Fox on Monday that his immigration plan is "very similar" to what Trump's campaign released Sunday.

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