Gov. Scott Walker said Wednesday that he no longer favors an "Arizona-style" immigration bill that would allow local police to stop suspected illegal immigrants.
Walker had said in the past that he would favor such a bill.
But he told reporters Wednesday that such legislation would become a "huge distraction" from accomplishing his agenda to create jobs, develop the workforce, transform the education system, reform government and invest in infrastructure.
Asked if he would veto such a bill, the governor responded, "I'd push to make sure it didn't come up."
One possible reason for the shift: Republicans, including Walker, have said their party needs to reach out to Hispanic voters who went overwhelmingly for Democratic President Barack Obama in November.