Kinky’s Offensive Views on Immigration
Kinky continues to offend with his right-wing comments on immigration.
When asked about the immigration debate, Kinky said "Mexico is not a poor country...all of these politicians are afraid of offending Hispanics. I want the border off the evening news until we get something resolved." Kinky's comments were published in the April 23 edition of the Texarkana Gazette.
These comments echo Kinky's previous comments published in the April 18 edition of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, where Kinky said "I'm taking a harder line on immigration." Kinky further explained his view that the immigration protest marchers were "half playing hooky" before he once again suggested that Texas leaders are "too afraid to offend anyone" to make decisions about the "scads of illegal Mexicans" in Texas.
Later last week, Kinky spoke at Baylor University to further discuss his immigration plan. The April 27 edition of the Baylor newspaper reported on Kinky's plan:
"His strategy for border patrol is called Five Mexican Generals. He said five Mexican generals would divide the border into five pieces and would be paid to protect the border. But if an immigrant crossed the border illegally, they would lose $5,000 from their payment."
Finally, it is unclear if Kinky still backs his prior policy statements that, as governor of Texas, he would support the building of a wall along the Texas-Mexico border