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Walker Says He'd Block "Arizona-style" Immigration Bill

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Republican Governor Scott Walker says he would fight any Arizona-style immigration bill in Wisconsin.

When he was a gubernatorial candidate in 2010 Walker said he had concerns about such a law. Days later he said would he sign similar legislation in Wisconsin. His campaign manager said Walker changed his mind after doing more research.

But after Republican Mitt Romney lost to President Barack Obama the GOP has put a new focus on connection with Hispanics. Walker told reporters on Wednesday he would push to make sure no Arizona-type bill came to his desk, saying such legislation would be a distraction that doesn't fit his job creation priorities.

Arizona's law requires police to ask people about their immigration status if an officer believes they may be in the country illegally.


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