(BLOOMBERG) — Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker said Monday his immigration plan is "very similar" to the policy blueprint released Sunday by Donald Trump which amounts to a comprehensive attack on legal and illegal immigration.
"I haven't looked at all the details of his but the things I've heard are very similar to the things I've mentioned," the Wisconsin governor said on Fox & Friends.
Walker's remarks came as new polling data show the one-time Iowa front-runner lagging the billionaire political rookie, and suggest that Trump has put his rivals in a box by speaking loudly and aggressively on immigration, for which he's being rewarded by the party base. As another Republican presidential candidate, former Senator Rick Santorum, prepared to unveil his immigration proposals later this week, it raises the question of whether Trump's ascent risks turning the Republican primary into a competition over who can be toughest on immigrants.
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