Huckabee calls for tougher immigration oversight

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Posted: Mar 07, 2015 1:26 PM
Huckabee calls for tougher immigration oversight

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says the United States should better restrict illegal immigration and seek to gauge why people want to move here.

During an agricultural forum for 2016 presidential hopefuls in Des Moines on Saturday, Huckabee said the United States was not asking people seeking to immigrate here if they "love America."

Huckabee also offered support for maintaining the level of biofuels, such as ethanol, blended into gasoline. He said ethanol production helped support energy independence for the United States.

The forum was hosted by Iowa Republican businessman Bruce Rastetter. Nine Republican presidential prospects were on the program, including former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.