By Michael Sol Warren
BU News Service
BU News Service caught up with Gary Johnson, the Libertarian candidate for president. Here’s what he had to say.
BU News Service: How do you feel about your chances to qualify for the debates?
GJ: I feel good about the chances. We’re going to launch a campaign [called] “15 by the 15th”, and I think there’s a good opportunity it really will happen.
BUNS: What states do you think you’ll perform the strongest in?
GJ: Well, we wouldn’t be doing it if there weren’t the opportunity to win. So, if we get to 20 percent in the polls, which I think is very possible and I’m now talking about before the debates, but if we’re in that range before the debates anything is possible. Anything is possible.
BUNS: You were the governor of a border state. What is your immigration policy?
GJ: We should make it as easy as possible for somebody that wants to come into this country and work to get a work visa.
BUNS: One more, what do you think about the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn President Obama’s immigration reforms?
GJ: Well I agreed with President Obama’s call from an administrative standpoint, doing what he did. A great untold story is that he’s broken up two million families by deporting heads of household. So he’s deported many, many, two million, Mexican immigrants. And that is something that I would not want to be doing. So Congress needs to actually address this. That’s the Supreme Court decision. This is front and center, and I will be a voice to do this rationally. To do this in a way that benefits all of us, which is to promote immigration. Immigration is a good thing.