Windham, N.H. • Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. said the concept of a border fence "repulses" him, but he believes that it is a necessity for the United States to get a handle on its illegal immigration problem.
At the same time, he calls it unrealistic to believe the millions of undocumented people already here can be deported.
"I hate the thought of a fence on the border. I mean, for me, as an American, the thought of a fence to some extent repulses me, because it is not consistent with … the image that we projected from the very beginning to the rest of the world," Huntsman said during a town hall meeting here Saturday evening.