Christie: My immigration views are none of your business

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Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie traveled to Mexico City this week and dodged the one issue that everyone wanted to ask him about: immigration reform.


Christie told reporters he will not discuss the thorny issue until he decides whether to run for president.

"Until that time I have no role in the immigration debate, except for how it may affect the individual citizens of New Jersey, which I'll deal with as governor," he said, according to CNN.

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Christie's reluctance to articulate a strategy on immigration hasn't stopped him from criticizing President Obama's handling of the wave of child migrants from Central America. The Republican governor in July slammed federal officials for allowing children to stay with undocumented guardians living in the U.S. while awaiting an immigration hearing.

"It is completely illogical and it's why folks get so frustrated with government," he said of the president's policy toward migrant youth.

But in Mexico, Christie made it clear that the world will have to wait to hear more about his proposals to fix the nation's immigration system.


"I know you guys are begging to have me focus on immigration, and let me put you to rest: I'm not going to," he said. "You can ask in 18 different ways … I'm not giving you the story, so you can move on to whatever your next questions are."

Andy is a graphics editor and cartoonist at Fusion.

Jordan Fabian is Fusion's politics editor, writing about campaigns, Congress, immigration, and more. When he's not working, you can find him at the ice rink or at home with his wife, Melissa.

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