Caitlyn Jenner says 1.75 million undocumented workers in California should be on the road to citizenship

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Caitlyn Jenner, who is running for California governor, said she believes undocumented immigrants should be given the opportunity to become citizens.

The 71-year-old gold medal-winning Olympic athlete and reality TV star made the comments during a Sunday interview with CNNs Dana Bash.

During the interview, Bash said there are 1.75 million undocumented workers in California before asking Jenner if they should have a chance at citizenship.

‘Absolutely, yes. They should. I mean there are a lot of people, but personally I have met some of the most wonderful people who are immigrants, who have come to this country and they are just model citizens. They are just wonderful people and I would fight to make them an American citizen, ”Jenner told Bash.

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Caitlyn Jenner said on Sunday that she believes undocumented immigrants should be given the opportunity to become citizens

Caitlyn Jenner said on Sunday that she believes undocumented immigrants should be given the opportunity to become citizens

During the conversation, CNN's Dana Bash tells Jenner that there are 1.75 million undocumented workers in California before asking if they should have a chance at citizenship.  'Absolutely, yes.  They should, ”says Jenner.  Migrants pictured on April 21

During the conversation, CNN’s Dana Bash tells Jenner that there are 1.75 million undocumented workers in California before asking if they should have a chance at citizenship. ‘Absolutely, yes. They should, ”says Jenner. Migrants pictured on April 21

“Frankly, what happened at the border was one of the reasons I decided to run for governor,” Jenner said. “I saw people die crossing the river, children in cages – whatever you want to call them.”

Jenner, who has never held political office, surprised many when she announced on April 23 that she would take on controversial Democrat Gavin Newsom.

Last week, Jenner told Sean Hannity she was in favor of immigration reform, but against host cities.

“I’m pro-law enforcement, pro-Border Patrol, pro-ICE,” she said.

Jenner said she would support the resumption of the border wall with Mexico, describing it as a useful tool to combat migration.

“I’m all for the wall, I would secure the wall,” she said. ‘We cannot have a state, we cannot have a country without a secure wall.

‘You have two questions here. One is to prevent people from entering the state illegally. And then the second question is: what do we do with the people who are here? We’re a compassionate country, okay? We are a compassionate state.

“Some help, I mean, we’re going to send some people back, okay, there’s no question about that. But I have met some of the largest immigrants in our country. ‘

Last week, Jenner spoke with Sean Hannity on Fox News to discuss the race for governor

Last week, Jenner spoke with Sean Hannity on Fox News to discuss the race for governor

Jenner spoke to Hannity on Wednesday evening for her first interview about her candidacy

Jenner spoke to Hannity on Wednesday evening for her first interview about her candidacy

During her interview with Hannity, she also expressed concern about Joe Biden, saying that the president is “scaring me.”

“Biden, I don’t think I agree with anything,” she said. “I don’t think since he’s been there he has done anything for the American worker, maybe others. So it’s a 180 degree turn in our country, in the other direction, and that scares me. ‘

Hannity asked what her political allegiance was, and Jenner said she didn’t see herself as a Republican, but rather as “a thoughtful disruptor.”

She said, “I played with that term a little bit, and originally I started out as a compassionate disruptor, and then recently I thought, I think I’m more of a thoughtful disruptor.

‘I have common sense, I see what’s going on. I’ve always been on the Republican side because I have conservative economic values. Socially, I’ve been much more progressive all my life. I get it. People need help. But you can’t have social programs without a strong economy, ”Jenner said.

She added: ‘I get along with anyone. I don’t care if you’re a Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, vegetarian. ‘

Newsom faces a recall after the threshold of 1,495 million petition signatures for its recall, launched in February 2020, was easily passed.

The 53-year-old has been governor of the country’s most populous state since January 2019.

Jenner described herself as ‘a fighter’ who wants the best for her.

In a slick new campaign ad, Jenner described the race as “arguably my most important yet,” saying she “wanted to bring the gold back to the Golden State.”

“ I want to take on that same battle, that same spirit, go to Sacramento, surround myself with some of the brightest people out there – I’m an outsider. I understand that – the smartest people out there because now I’m in a race for solutions.

‘I have to find solutions to change this situation. I absolutely love this state. I am a fighter. Always been. ‘

She promised to bring ‘compassion, honesty and leadership’ into the role.

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