Bobby Jindal: Immigration 'completely backwards'

Feb. 2, 2014 at 12:55 PM
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WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Sunday the United States has a "completely backwards" immigration system.

In an appearance on CNN's "State of the Union" the Republican governor said he thinks President Obama should address immigration issues in 2014.

"When it comes to immigration, we've got completely backwards system today," he said. "What I believe we need is a system of high walls and a broad gate. Right now, we've got the opposite. We've got low walls and a narrow gate. What I mean by that is we make it very difficult for people to come here legally. We make it very easy for people to come here illegally."

Jindal said that as the son of immigrants, he believes more people should be let into the country due to compassion.

"I think we should also let more people come into our country legally because it's good for us. When people want to come here, work hard, get an education, play by the rules, that's good for America. And so, I think that this is a problem we can address," he added.

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