In an interview on today's John & Ken show on KFI Los Angeles, CA Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said that TV station KRCA should take down the billboard in which the "CA" of "Los Angeles CA" has been crossed out and replaced with the word "Mexico."
He said that he understands why poor people from Mexico want to come here and that he welcomes business with Mexico. He blames the federal government for failing to secure the borders, not the illegal immigrants for wanting to come here. He called the billboard "divisive" and "unnecessary" and said that it promoted illegal immigration.
He said that Los Angeles is a city where "we should work together, live together" and that the billboard is a "disservice to legal immigrants" and that it "stirs up the issue of illegal immigration"
When asked about the Minuteman Project, he said that it had done a "terrific job." He said that "it's a shame that private citizens has to go in there and secure our borders."
He was asked about president Bush calling the volunteers for the Minuteman Project "vigilantes." He responded in a diplomatic manner and said that he can't say what Bush is thinking and that perhaps he knows something we don't know.
Immigration2005a · Thu, 04/28/2005 - 15:01 · Importance: 1