Christie: You Know, We Should Track Immigrants Like FedEx Tracks Packages

Leah Barkoukis
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Posted: Aug 29, 2015 7:21 PM
Christie: You Know, We Should Track Immigrants Like FedEx Tracks Packages

Our country doesn’t just have a problem with illegal immigrants coming across the U.S.-Mexico border, it also struggles to keep track of the vast number of foreign visitors who come into the country legally, but overstay their temporary visas.

If elected, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has a plan to put an end to that.

Speaking in New Hampshire on Saturday, the GOP hopeful cited the fact that 40 percent people in the nation illegally are visa overstays and suggested immigration enforcement agencies would to well to learn a thing or two about how FedEx does things.

“At any moment, FedEx can tell you where that package is,” he said, “It’s on the truck. It’s at the station. It’s on the airplane.”

“So here’s what I’m going to do as president: I’m going to ask Fred Smith, the founder of Federal Express, to come work for the government for three months at Immigration and Custom Enforcement and show these people,” he continued.

“We need to have a system that tracks you from the moment you come in, and then when your time is up … however long your visa is, then we go get you. We tap you on the shoulder and say, ‘Thanks for coming. Time to go.’”

Christie went on to tell the crowd that Donald Trump’s plan to build a wall across the border and make Mexico pay for it is not going to happen.

He also said talk among Republicans about repealing the 14th amendment makes the GOP sound like its “anti-immigrant.”

“And we’re not,” he added, “We want people to do it legally.”