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Chris Christie on Immigration

 


I favor fixing a broken system

Q: Do you still favor comprehensive immigration reform, including a path to citizenship?

CHRISTIE: What I favor is fixing a broken system, and the fact is that everybody knows the system is broken. And what Congress needs to do is get to work, working with each other and the president to fix a broken system that's not serving our economy well, not serving our country well.

Source: Fox News Sunday 2013 interview of Chris Christie , Nov 10, 2013

Path to citizenship in context of fixing broken system

Q: You're for a path to citizenship. You also said that undocumented students in N.J. should get in-state tuition rates. Do you think other states should adopt that policy as well?

CHRISTIE: Nationally, they have to fix a broken system. People across the country look at what governors do, like in N.J., where we confront problems, we debate them, then we get to a table, we come to an agreement, we fix them and we move on. And in Washington, that seems to almost never happen.

Q: Do you think that national solution should include a path to citizenship?

CHRISTIE: The national solution has to be figured out by the people who are in charge of our national government. My job is to fix what's going on in N.J. But we're not going to be able to fix all the things we need in N.J. until national leaders set a national immigration policy. That's federal policy that needs to be fixed. It's a broken system, it's not working for the economy, it's not working for the individuals who are affected by it.

Source: ABC This Week 2013 interviews: 2016 presidential hopefuls , Nov 10, 2013

I've never been opposed to tuition equality for illegals

Christie threaded the needle on the Dream Act, a law that would permit students who entered the country illegally to pay in-state tuition rates. Two years ago he said the state couldn't afford to extend tuition equality to "people who haven't followed the rules." A few days ago in front of a largely Hispanic crowd, he said it's time to reconsider the measure. "I've never been opposed to tuition equality," Christie said.
Source: Newark Star-Ledger on 2013 N.J. Governor debates , Oct 16, 2013

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