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Alaska governor cites need for balance in immigration policy


February 2, 2017

JUNEAU (AP) – Alaska Gov. Bill Walker says he understands the need to keep this country safe. But he says it also is important to protect the rights and liberties of those coming to Alaska.

Walker tells The Associated Press that there’s a balance to be struck.

But he adds it may be too soon to say if President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration and refugees strikes that balance. He says Alaska’s attorney general’s office is looking at how the order affects Alaska.

Trump’s order temporarily suspends immigration from seven countries and the United States’ entire refug...

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