May 7, 2010

THEY KNOW THE DAMAGE PETE WILSON DID:

Whitman weighs in on immigration: Candidate for governor says she would veto Arizona-style bill (John Marelius, 5/06/10, San Diego UNION-TRIBUNE)

Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman said in San Diego on Thursday she opposes the Arizona anti-illegal immigration legislation and would veto such a bill if it were sent to her desk as governor.

“I understand the frustrations that Arizonans have with the abject failure of the federal government to secure the border of the United States,” she said. “However, if such a law came to me as governor of California, I would oppose it. And the reason is I think I have a better plan to solve this most urgent problem.”

Whitman’s opponent for the Republican nomination, state Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner, supports the Arizona law that requires law enforcement officers to question people they suspect of being in the country illegally.

He initially opposed the law, but said in a Sunday debate in San Jose that last-minute revisions seeking to avoid racial profiling “have taken care of, from my point of view, of any concerns.”


Sure, they gutted the bill, but that makes the only point of retaining it the ugly symbolism.

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 7, 2010 6:13 AM
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