It's 2013. A gubernatorial election is on the horizon, and Walker needs to moderate his tone.
As quoted in Scott Walker backs path to citizenship, increased immigration. (Washington Post, 7/3/2013)
In an interview with the Wausau (Wis.) Daily Herald editorial board, Walker said the debate should focus on making it easier to immigrate rather than on what to do with immigrants already here illegally and border security.
It's 2015, and Walker needs to attract the far-right, nativist voters who are flocking to Donald Trump's manure-laden pasture.
As quoted in Scott Walker's new immigration hard line could harm Wisconsin's farmers. (The Guardian, 8/30/2015)
So much for that focus on 'making it easier to immigrate'.