Pence has long conservative record on immigration

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Posted: Jul 16, 2016 3:39 AM
Pence has long conservative record on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's conservative track record on immigration dates to his earliest days in the U.S. House and echoes the hard-line stance of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who picked Pence as his running mate.

During his dozen years in the House, Pence lent his support to numerous immigration overhaul bills. He backed limiting the number of visas issued to each country and efforts to allow individual states to stand up border-patrol militias and to define English as the country's official language.

And Pence supported building a border fence nearly a decade before Trump made such a pledge a cornerstone of his campaign for the White House.

Pence also supported efforts to change rules about which children born in the U.S. are automatically citizens.