Fiorina Says No to Amnesty

GOP Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina told an Arizona audience she opposed amnesty for illegal aliens and that border security was a priority.Carly_Fiorina_by_Gage_Skidmore

“My view is that if you’ve come here illegally, you don’t have a pathway to citizenship,” Fiorina said in response to a question from a Scottsdale resident. “There is an opportunity to earn a legal status and we know too many who have done it the right away. There is no consequence for a failure to uphold the law.”

Fiorina said securing the U.S.-Mexico border is not “rocket science,” but acknowledged that there needs to be a different kind of leadership to solve these problems at both the local and Federal levels.

“It’s not rocket science to secure the border,” she said in response to a question about Border Patrol. “It’s not rocket science to keep violent criminals in jail. It’s not rocket science to provide law enforcement with funding to get the job done, yet it’s not happening. We know what do to here, we just haven’t.”

While her first sentence seems a clear enough rejection of amnesty, Fiorina left herself some wiggle room with the “opportunity to earn legal status” qualifier. Still, it shows common-sense immigration policy is gaining traction at the national level.