When Immigration Matters

GOP Candidate Whitman Supports Path to Citizenship

Posted by Michael Pollak on Thu, Oct 29, 2009 @ 3:03 PM
Californian Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman voices her opinion on immigration policy issues yesterday, saying it is "simply not practical" to deport the estimated 12.5 million illegal immigrants living and working in the United States.

Whitman supports a solution that allows illegal immigrants to live here legally. "Can we get a fair program where people stand at the back of the line, they pay a fine, they do some things that would ultimately allow a path to legalization?" she asked.

Meg Whitman\The former chief executive of online auction company eBay also urged tougher measures against those who hire undocumented workers, and said that as governor "I would be an advocate . . . for the people of California to make sure we really do secure this border."

Read more in Sandra Dibble's article in the San Diego Union-Tribune.

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