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Christie: ‘Not Taking Any Position’ on Legalization Until Border Secured, But No Path to Citizenship

New Jersey Governor and Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie stated he wouldn’t take any position on legalizing people in the US until the border is secured, but declared, “Never a path to citizenship” in an interview broadcast on Monday’s “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” on the Fox News Channel.

Christie said, in response to a question on what he would do with the people in the US illegally [relevant remarks begin around 3:10] “Never a path to citizenship. No one who comes here, knowingly, illegally, should be rewarded with the greatest possession that anyone can have, and that’s an American passport, it just shouldn’t happen. And we can’t even begin to talk about legalization until we secure the border.”

He added that he wouldn’t “begin to talk about” what to do with people already in the country until the border is secured, “then we can have a national conversation about it, and see where it lands, but I’m not taking any position on that now.”

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