Mesa debate: The GOP candidates' border-security stances
Here’s some of what the Republican presidential candidates said about securing Arizona’s border with Mexico when they were asked about the issue at their CNN debate in Mesa:
Texas U.S. Rep. Ron Paul: “The weak economy ... and the welfare state” are encouraging people to come illegally because they can get health care benefits and U.S. educations.
Former U.S. Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich: “The further we’ve gone with the fence ... the fewer people have broken into California.” He supports a double fence
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney: “You see a model here in Arizona,”
Santorum called for more detainment and deporting