In Salem, Scott Brown talks immigration, and his continued opposition to the ACA
Brown was asked about Mexico’s responsibility and the fate of unaccompanied minors illegally entering the country. His response to both questions was nearly identical.
Brown, a Republican who has aired a television ad on illegal immigration, said America must secure its southern border and remove any incentives for immigrants to sneak into the country. That includes, he said, ensuring proper deportation for children who cross the border illegally.
Brown accused Democratic incumbent Jeanne Shaheen of voting against bills to secure the border. Shaheen, as well as Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-NH, voted last year for an immigration reform bill.
In his meeting in Salem, Brown fielded 12 questions, the last one being whether he had discussions with former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, who has endorsed Brown.
New Hampshire Democrats accused Brown of flip-flopping, in part, based on an opinion piece he wrote this week for the New Hampshire Union Leader. Brown wrote about illegal immigration and pro-amnesty policies that encouraged people to enter the country illegally, and he called in-state college tuition for illegal immigrants one of the “magnets” that needs to be shut off.