April 21, 2005

SHOULD HAVE WAITED A MINUTE, MAN:

Governor apologizes for border comments (Andy Furillo, April 21, 2005, Sacramento Bee)

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger apologized Wednesday for saying the United States should "close" its border with Mexico when he meant to say the barrier should only be "secured" to prevent illegal immigration.

Schwarzenegger, a non-native English speaker, attributed his misstatement during a speech in San Francisco on Tuesday to a "language problem."


"And the bottom line is that I misspoke, and I'm sorry if that offended anyone," Schwarzenegger told reporters during a question-and-answer period at an Earth Day event in Sacramento, according to a transcript issued by the Governor's Office.

"But it was a language problem, because I meant 'securing our borders' rather than 'closing our borders.' Because, of course, we don't want to close the borders, because I think that we have a terrific relationship with Mexico."


Hasn't he heard? The Minutemen closed it.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 21, 2005 4:21 PM
Comments

What exactly does the Hispanic community want the U.S. to do reference immigration and then what do we do with all immigration.

Posted by: K.wilson at April 30, 2005 12:12 PM
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