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Scott Walker now supports AZ immigration law


MADISON (WKOW) -- Republican candidate for governor Scott Walker reversed his stance on Arizona's controversial immigration law over the weekend.

Initially, Walker said he was seriously concerned about the law, but later said he would feel comfortable signing it into law.

Keith Gilkes, Walker's campaign manager, says Walker changed his stance after researching the issue more and obtaining new information. Walker was originally concerned the law might result in people getting pulled over because of how they look, but in a later statement said changes to the law strengthening protections against racial profiling eased his concern.

Gilkes says Walker didn't change his position because of comments posted by upset supporters on his Facebook page.

The campaign for Republican candidate for governor Mark Neumann released the following statement today: 

"I believe it is critical that we secure the border and oppose amnesty for undocumented and therefore illegal immigrants. The federal government has failed to secure the border and states have a right to protect their law-abiding, legal citizens. The 10th Amendment gives states the right to act as Arizona has with the immigration law. Clearly securing the borders is the top priority and the first and most important step in solving our immigration problems. I support legal immigration and recognize the important role so many immigrants play in our society. We can't talk out of both sides of our mouth on this issue."

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