At a campaign event on Saturday in Laconia, New Hampshire, Chris Christie announced that, if elected president, he would ask the CEO of FedEx, Frederick W. Smith, to devise a tracking system to combat illegal immigration.

“At any moment, FedEx can tell you where that package is. It’s on the truck. It’s at the station. It’s on the airplane,” Christie said, according to Reuters. “Yet we let people come to this country with visas, and the minute they come in, we lose track of them.”

He added, “We need to have a system that tracks you from the moment you come in.”

And how, exactly, would that system track people? From Reuters:

Mr. Christie did not say specifically how a system would track people the same way packages are tracked by FedEx, which scans a bar code on the package at each step of its delivery.


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