TEAM PLAYER: Leslie Rutledge at a meeting with Donald Trump and other state legal officers.
A reporter watching Attorney General Leslie Rutledge
on CNN this morning said it appeared that, with Donald Trump
, now president, she seemed amenable to immigration reform.
Specifically, she declined to say whether she opposed a pathway to citizenship for immigrants here now or the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals,
the policy of the Obama administration that allows undocumented people who arrived as children deferral of deportation.
I asked her spokesman Judd Deere about this. His response:
She opposed the actions with regard to illegal immigration by the previous President because it was done unlawfully and the courts recognized that. General Rutledge made clear on CNN that if President Trump and Congress move forward with a pathway to legalization she will work with them. The President working with Congress is the proper place for this debate to occur.
But what about all those people who voted for Trump because he vowed to get all those illegals out pronto and build a wall to be sure they couldn't get back in?