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Old 06-19-2010, 09:44 PM
 
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http://gov.ca.gov/issue (broken link)

Have you ever noticed that when you go to a politicians website they don't have illegal immigration listed as one of their "issues," yet, they're in a state or city where illegal immigration is a problem (as if it isn't pretty much a problem everywhere though)? It could be an already elected official or someone campaigning for a position, but they'll have every issue listed and addressed except for illegal immigration.

So, I was at Arnold Schwarzenegger's website and I clicked on his "Issues" link and no where is "Illegal Immigration" listed amongst the categories. Yet, this is California we are talking about, illegal immigration capital of the world. "Health and Fitness" is listed. "Healthcare Reform" is listed. "Stem Cell Research" is listed, but no "Illegal Immigration" or not even simply, "Immigration."

How is it that illegal immigration can not be an isse to the Governor of California and some of the other politicians I have come across who work out of areas that have a real problem with illegal immigration? It kind of tells you who we can depend on to step up and make some positive changes. It is like they are purposedly avoiding it or in denial.
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Old 06-19-2010, 09:48 PM
 
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We can't afford to allow someone in the position such as The Governator to act as if illegal immigration isn't an issue. How much damage is done during the time that they ignore the issue of illegal immigration? How are you going to be a California governor and have the nerves to not have illegal immigration as an issue on your website, but you'll list things like stem cell research, volunteerism and "water reform." Yes, all of those things are important, but illegal immigration or even immigration itself isn't as worthy? That's just obvious attempt to run from the issue. It's too obvious.
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Old 06-19-2010, 10:10 PM
 
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Whoa. His site made me think he was a Democrat or liberal for a moment.

I don't think the governor is going to do anything about illegal aliens -- California is far too embedded with illegal aliens to try to change that. I believe his quote is "The People's Governor." I will assume this includes the illegal aliens.

Only Meg Whitman would brave and talk about illegal aliens in California. But will she live up to that?

In other events, I have looked up U.S. Elections and most politicians do have issues about illegal aliens. That's good. You need to look up your local candidates and see who's anti or for illegal aliens. I know who I'm voting for now.
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Old 06-19-2010, 10:54 PM
 
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If you noticed, those who are against it, do have it listed as an issue.
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Old 06-20-2010, 10:49 PM
 
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If you noticed, those who are against it, do have it listed as an issue.
Exactly. The weird thing was that I meant to put that in my post. That's how you can tell if a candidate is actually going to be a pawn in office when it comes to illegal immigration or if he/she is going to be open-minded to listening to those who have issues with illegal immigration.
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Old 06-20-2010, 11:01 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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Exactly. The weird thing was that I meant to put that in my post. That's how you can tell if a candidate is actually going to be a pawn in office when it comes to illegal immigration or if he/she is going to be open-minded to listening to those who have issues with illegal immigration.
I have written to both state and local Rep's in Ok who are all 100% against illegal immigration and I've recieved personal hand written letters from each one of them telling me where they stand with illegal immigration and all informing me that there are plans on upgrading OK's HB 1804 closer to AZ's SB 1070 some time this year.
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Old 06-21-2010, 06:24 PM
 
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I have written to both state and local Rep's in Ok who are all 100% against illegal immigration and I've recieved personal hand written letters from each one of them telling me where they stand with illegal immigration and all informing me that there are plans on upgrading OK's HB 1804 closer to AZ's SB 1070 some time this year.
Awesome.
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Old 06-21-2010, 06:32 PM
 
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Illegal immigration is gonna be a 'one issue' vote for some this year. One of the few times, i think. Its becoming that big of an issue to citizens. They arent as concerned about what other positions a candidate might have..if ur anti illegal immigration then 'you got my vote'.
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Old 06-21-2010, 07:14 PM
 
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Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger - Issues and Policies (http://gov.ca.gov/issue - broken link)

Have you ever noticed that when you go to a politicians website they don't have illegal immigration listed as one of their "issues," yet, they're in a state or city where illegal immigration is a problem (as if it isn't pretty much a problem everywhere though)? It could be an already elected official or someone campaigning for a position, but they'll have every issue listed and addressed except for illegal immigration.

So, I was at Arnold Schwarzenegger's website and I clicked on his "Issues" link and no where is "Illegal Immigration" listed amongst the categories. Yet, this is California we are talking about, illegal immigration capital of the world. "Health and Fitness" is listed. "Healthcare Reform" is listed. "Stem Cell Research" is listed, but no "Illegal Immigration" or not even simply, "Immigration."

How is it that illegal immigration can not be an isse to the Governor of California and some of the other politicians I have come across who work out of areas that have a real problem with illegal immigration? It kind of tells you who we can depend on to step up and make some positive changes. It is like they are purposedly avoiding it or in denial.
It's an issue for them....an explosive one. There's really no point in any of them putting it on their websites and creating a whole bunch of controversy. It's wait and see situation.....everyone is waiting to see if it can be successfully challenged. If it goes into effect, you'll see Arizona's problems begin to shrink and then they'll all jump on the band wagon...once it's safe.....and you'll see it starting to get listed on politicians websites.
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Old 06-21-2010, 08:00 PM
 
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It's an issue for them....an explosive one. There's really no point in any of them putting it on their websites and creating a whole bunch of controversy. It's wait and see situation.....everyone is waiting to see if it can be successfully challenged. If it goes into effect, you'll see Arizona's problems begin to shrink and then they'll all jump on the band wagon...once it's safe.....and you'll see it starting to get listed on politicians websites.
Who said that the reason for putting it on their website has to be to create controversy? Maybe our politicians should address things that matter to the people? I understand where you are coming from, but I do see an importance of letting the people know where you stand on illegal immigration.

And how are we going to "wait and see" on something as rapidly moving as illegal immigration?
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