Chris Christie Deflects Criticism of FedEx Immigration Proposal

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Chris Christie Deflects Criticism of FedEx Immigration Proposal.

One day taking after suggesting that the U.S. government should keep tabs on immigrants entering the country the same way FedEx tracks its packages, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie fired back at critics.From Donald Trump’s outrageous fantasies about Mexican criminality, to Jeb Bush’s casual use of the term “anchor babies,” it seems like Republican presidential candidates are competing to find new ways to offend a substantial portion of the US electorate.Chris Christie, a would-be Republican candidate for the White House, has called for visitors to the US to be tracked until they have left, as if they were courier packages.At a campaign event on Saturday in Laconia, New Hampshire, Chris Christie announced that, if elected president, he would ask the CEO of FedEx, Frederick W.

The latest innovation came this weekend from a New Jersey man named Chris Christie, who suggested that immigrants be tracked with all of the efficiency of FedEx. He made it clear that he thinks the Memphis-based package and freight delivery giant is the company that should be used to help deal with issue. “This is once again a situation where the private sector laps us in the government with the use of technology,” Christie said. “We should bring in the folks from FedEx to use the technology to be able to do it. Christie is the governor of New Jersey, the 11th most populous state in the union, where as many as one in five voters are immigrants or the children of immigrants.

Christie told a crowd in New Hampshire on Saturday that he would enlist the help of Federal Express founder Fred Smith to show Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials how to track non-citizens, such as those overstaying their visas, ABC News reported. “At any moment, FedEx can tell you where that package is. The governor, who is running well behind among the 17 contenders in the Republican White House race, sought to draw a distinction between his proposal and what he called Donald Trump’s “simplistic” idea on how to deal with an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the US. It’s on the airplane,” Christie said, according to Reuters. “Yet we let people come to this country with visas, and the minute they come in, we lose track of them.” Mr. Trump, who has a 21-point lead over his closest Republican rival, Mike Huckabee, according to a Reuters/Ipsos survey, has said he would deport undocumented immigrants and build a wall between the US and Mexico. “I’ve put forward a much more detailed proposal than that,” said Christie, adding that the presidential race was “not only about personality.

Trump’s railing about illegal immigrants has prompted other Republicans to talk tougher on immigration but has also rattled Republican party leaders who are desperate to attract support from Latino voters who have Democrat Hillary Clinton’s pledge to seek citizenship for illegal immigrants if elected in 2016. They raised some very legitimate concerns, including some law enforcement folks that brought that up to me at one of our town hall meetings about a week and a half ago. Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton pounced on some of social media criticisms of the governor’s comments, retweeting one user who blasted Christie, saying, “These are families like mine you’re talking about.

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