We need common-sense solutions to the problem of illegal immigration while preserving the many benefits our state derives from legal immigration.Yeah. Yeah. Soft and squishy. Let's not be too tough on the border-hoppers.
Too often, the rhetoric surrounding this issue has been overly divisive and disrespectful to Latino American citizens. The country needs to have a thoughtful debate about how we stop the tide of illegal immigration that strains budgets and angers taxpayers. But the immigration debate must take place in a measured way that reflects our national aspirations toward tolerance, hope and opportunity.
Now Ole Whitman's singing a different tune, "Meg Whitman bites back on immigration":
Front-running GOP governor candidate Meg Whitman goes on the defensive in her latest TV ad – an indication that Republican opponent Steve Poizner’s attacks on his rival are effective. His emphasis on the issue of illegal immigration is seeming timely – at least among Republicans – given Arizona’s new law and support for it among some Californians.