Schwarzenegger: Immigration Fix Must Pass
Governator praises 'Gang of Eight' legislation
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Apr 30, 2013 11:58 AM CDT
Arnold Schwarzenegger delivers a speech in Vienna, Austria, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013.   (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

(Newser) – Arnold Schwarzenegger has a pretty good sense of what it's like to be an immigrant to the United States, having yearned to move here as a youth. "The life I have lived was possible only because I immigrated to the one place where nothing is impossible," he writes at Politico. But as governor, Schwarzenegger learned it "was impossible to avoid the reality of our broken immigration system and the impacts of illegal immigration." It's time for action, he writes.

One in 10 California workers is undocumented, Schwarzenegger notes. Our borders face threats of human trafficking, drugs, and terrorism. Meanwhile, we're sending away bright minds who can't get visas. Fortunately, "a brave group of leaders has emerged" in Congress with a bill to address these issues. The Gang of Eight is prepared to "confront the dangers of our border while reminding the world that we are still the shining city on the hill that captured my imagination and harnessed my dreams," he writes. "Nothing would make me happier." Click for Schwarzenegger's full column.

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May 1, 2013 11:16 AM CDT
Arnold another JOhn McCain RINO. Well Arnold I am not ready to give my country up to the barbarian hords! The maker class aka producers being in servitude to the taker class these are the event that cause revolutions.
May 1, 2013 10:01 AM CDT
Or his baby mama might have to leave.
May 1, 2013 9:07 AM CDT
"One in 10 California workers is undocumented." The fall of a once great nation.