Santorum on Trump: I Don’t Like Verbiage He Used But Liked that He Focused on Illegal Immigration

‘I think Donald points to a very important thing, which is we have a serious problem of illegal immigration in this country that is undermining American workers’

SANTORUM: "Well, my reaction is I certainly wouldn’t have said those things. I don’t agree with his comments obviously. The vast majority of people coming legally into this country from Mexico and other places are people who want to do the right thing. People who are coming illegally obviously are coming with a bad intent, let’s just be honest. They’re coming in with the clear intent of breaking the law. I don’t think we should — can sugar-coat that but that doesn’t mean that everybody who is coming across is a rapist or a murderer or anything else. Obviously — but they are breaking the law. And I think Donald points to a very important thing, which is we have a serious problem of illegal immigration in this country that is undermining American workers. We have 12 million illegal immigrants in this country that are flattening out wages, lowering the standard of living for people who are here legally, both — mostly by the way, the most biggest impact of illegal immigrants is our legal immigrants, who have actually played by the rules and are coming to this country because we said we want you to come in here. And they’re the ones being punished by all of this illegal immigration. So while I don’t like verbiage he’s used, I like the fact that he is focused on a very important issue for American workers, and particularly illegal immigrants in this country."

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