New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is running for president in 2016 and despite the fact his job approval ratings in his home state have hit a staggering low this week, he is sure that he will beat Hilary Clinton in the election.
With a highly discussed policy on immigration, he aims to be the Republican beacon of light in 2016. He hopes to change views on not only putting up the not-quite-proverbial wall facing Mexico, but on the immigrants themselves.” Walls can be gotten over. The reason people come here is to work.”, he says.
In addition, Christie points out the fact that instead of putting an enormous effort into hunting down illegal immigrants, it would be extremely more beneficial to the state if energy was invested in getting the immigrants in the state system, so that tax fraud is avoided. “So if we clamp down on folks who are hiring people in this manner, once we set up a fair system that everybody is signed on to, then I think we’ll really decrease” the quantum of new illegals, Christie pointed out.
Naturally, Christie’s immigration policy generated varied responses, but the majority of voters appear to support a strong course of action on the matter, rather than a mild one. So, Christie responded : “One of the most important things you have to do is to protect the sovereignty and security of the country.” .
Furthermore, he added “For securing the border, I’m not somebody who’s for building a wall from one end to the other. I don’t think that’s smart. I don’t think it’s efficient or effective”, thus emphasizing on the fact that he will not be one to work in order to put the problem in a closed box, but that he will labor so that the existing problem is managed and that prophylactic measures be taken into account, so that the number of illegal immigrants does not continue to rise in the future.
Rutgers’ Redlawsk believes that Christie’s moderate take on the immigration policy is probably a valid strategy for the 2016 elections, as he will be setting himself apart from his contenders, but not necessarily the finest one; Redlawsk compares him to Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican candidate for the presidency, pointing out the fact that Christie’s run risks to take the same uninspired course as Romney. ” there is serious risk of being Romneyed in the general, if he gets there”, Redlawsk says.
Things are not exactly looking up for Chris Christie this week, as New Jersey state Sen. Joseph M. Kyrillos, the man managed his gubernatorial campaign back in 2009 and one of his closest confidants, appears to be changing sides and will be endorsing Jeb Bush’s campaign. Although this is a setback in Chris Christie’s 2016 campaign, we will just have to wait and see his next move.
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