Walker Stands Strong: Backs Up American Workers Against Open Borders Yet Again

Scott Walker
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Washington, DC

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker isn’t backing down about protecting American workers from the effects of out of control illegal and legal immigration, even as seemingly everyone from the Institutional Left to the mainstream media to the GOP Washington establishment has come after him.

In an interview with the Quad City Times in Iowa, Walker tripled down on the sentiment that American workers must come first when it comes to immigration levels—after doing so earlier this week in interviews with both Glenn Beck and Megyn Kelly.

“A couple years ago, when the unemployment rate was at incredibly high levels and labor participation was low, why would we want to flood the market with more workers? So that would be a time when you would have arguably less. As the unemployment rate goes down and labor participation rates go up, the two have to go hand in hand. Then it could be conceivably more than we have today. So it’s not a set number,” Walker said.

Walker, the paper wrote, added that his focus is on making sure people understand that immigration numbers are a “factor” in wages and employment levels.

“My focus on that isn’t an indictment on whether it is or isn’t [immigration pushing unemployment up or wages down],” Walker said. “It’s saying I think that should be a factor.”

In the interview with Beck, Walker noted how he’s spoken with Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) on the matter—something he confirmed again to the Quad City Times, noting too that he’s spoken with many lawmakers and leaders about the issue.

“This is not me embracing any one particular lawmaker,” Walker said, with the paper writing that he “had visited border states and with employers in Wisconsin and across the country, as well as lawmakers,” and Walker saying that “Sen. Sessions being one of many” people he’s learned from on this issue.

Sessions has praised Walker’s stance, as has Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA), an economist who won his election against then House Majority Leader Eric Cantor by focusing almost exclusively on this issue.

“Even our side– the Republican side–we’re scared of our shadow, we’re especially scared of the 2016 presidential election,” Brat said when asked by Howie Carr, a Boston radio host who’s massively influential in New Hampshire, about Walker’s strong stance for American workers—and the attacks he was getting from the media.

The buzz is that we have this demographic issue with African American, Hispanic voters and instead of saying, ‘hey these are our brothers and sisters in the Judeo-Christian tradition…’ we back track on our first principles and pay attention to what some of the crony capitalists want and they want cheap labor. It’s just a bad brew… And the workers know it, but it all comes down to… the big money.

“Scott Walker seems to be true-blue from the midwest and… has fought hard for his state,” Brat added later in that Carr interview. “It seems like he’s a fighter and that’s what people sent me here for, I think that’s what they sent a lot of Congress here for– to fight against a lot of the destructive policies coming out of the Obama Administration. And we’re not doing it.”