California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger shakes the hand of 6-year-old Eric Sarabia after touring small businesses in the Plaza Mexico shopping center Friday, March 31, 2006, in Lynwood, Calif. Schwarzenegger participated in a roundtable hosted by the California Mexican American Chamber of Commerece to discuss how the state can help small businesses.
Wall Street Journal: An Immigrant Writes
President Reagan memorably described his “shining city on a hill” as a place that “hummed with commerce and creativity, and if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here.” Perhaps because he’d been a border state governor, Reagan understood the challenges and the opportunities presented by immigration. He believed, as I do, that we can have an immigration policy that both strengthens our borders and welcomes immigrants.
Immigration is not just a theory debated on talk shows and on Capitol Hill; in California, it’s a reality that we live with every day in our schools, hospitals and workplaces. When Congress returns from its Easter recess, it must immediately address immigration reform again. I urge Congress to remember that immigrants are good people; but our current immigration system is bad policy. We need a new law.
But, not the type of law that a pandering Hispanic vote seeker and “open border” Schwarzenegger desires.
Lou Dobbs at CNN has First, secure our borders
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger today called our current immigration system “bad policy” in a Wall Street Journal editorial.
Shamelessly pandering to the readership of the Wall Street Journal editorial pages, Gov. Schwarzenegger invokes Ronald Reagan’s name to declare that we can have immigration policies that both strengthen our borders and welcomes immigrants.
No, Governor, we can’t. National security requires that we control our borders and our ports. So does a rational, humane and effective immigration policy. Both flow from secure borders.
I repeat, Governor, until we first secure our borders, you can do nothing to resolve our illegal immigration crisis.
Middle-class working men and women in your state and around the nation are paying the price, while illegal employers are enjoying the benefits and profits of illegal immigration.
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has become a PANDERING POLITICO and is part of the problem and not part of any solution.
This piece in the Wall Street Journal is another reason why many California Republicans will stay away from the polls in November 2006.
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