Associated Press: Johnson likes Trump’s immigration principles but not wall
“The Oshkosh Republican told reporters during a brief question-and-answer period following a forum on opioid addiction at Milwaukee Area Technical College that Trump’s immigration policy is based on the United States’ best interest…
Securing the border has become a key Republican talking point as the campaign season wears on. Johnson, chairman of the Senate’s homeland security committee, has made it one of his campaign planks. He repeatedly called for securing the border duringThursday’s forum, saying that’s one of the first steps toward controlling the drug trade and protecting Americans from spreading diseases and terrorists.
Asked if he thought Trump’s wall would secure the border, he said, “We need a better fence in certain areas. I don’t think we need a 1,700-mile wall.”
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Johnson weighs in on Trump border plan
“Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson said Thursday that he agreed with Donald Trump’s principles on immigration and the need to secure the border…
Asked if he supported Trump’s immigration policy, Johnson said: “Donald Trump said our legal immigration system ought to be based on what is best for America, the American people and the American worker. That’s a pretty good principle in terms of what should drive our legal immigration process.”