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Chris Christie: We need to track immigrants like FedEx packages

(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) 

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) has been one of the most outspoken critics of fellow presidential candidate Donald Trump’s wall proposal to stem immigration issues. Now Christie has announced his plan — track immigrants like FedEx packages.

“I’m going to have Fred Smith, the founder of FedEx, come work for the government for three months. Just come for three months to Immigration and Customs Enforcement and show these people,” Christie said Saturday.

“You go online and at any moment, FedEx can tell you where that package is. Yet we let people come into this country with visas, and the minute they come in, we lose track of them.”

He said that the U.S. government needs a system like that.

“We need to have a system that tracks you from the moment you come in and then when your time is up,” he said. “However long your visa is, then we go get you and tap you on the shoulder and say, ‘Excuse me, it’s time to go.'”

Christie also weighed in on the ‘anchor babies’ debate and whether or not it is an acceptable term to use.

“The entire conversation about ‘anchor babies’ is a distraction that makes us sound like we’re anti-immigrant, and we’re not,” he said. “Our party is not that way. We want people to do it legally. Do it the right way.”


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