Chris Christie, In Mexico, Doesn’t Want to Talk Immigration

Even though he's criticized Obama's policies.

Gov. Chris Christie is in Mexico this week — ostensibly on a trade mission, but probably also burnishing his presidential credentials — but there’s one thing he really doesn’t want to talk about. Immigration.

The Star-Ledger reports:

The governor announced he doesn’t plan to offer any opinions on how to repair the United State’s immigration policies unless he decides to run for president. He made the declaration during a trip to Mexico billed as a three-day trade mission.

“Until that time that’s not my job and not my role,” Christie said.

“I understand everybody wants to start a campaign that I even haven’t decided I want to be in right now. I’m just not going to do it,” he said. “I won’t have anything to say on immigration unless, and until, I become a candidate for the president of the United States.”

The paper points out that Christie has felt free to criticize President Obama’s immigration policies on several occasions. But he’s always balked at describing his own views.