Thursday, June 3, 2010

Republican hard line on migrants risks Latino ire | Reuters

Republican hard line on migrants risks Latino ire Reuters

McCain said he wants more surveillance drones, Border Patrol stations and National Guard troops to choke off the border, and harangued the Obama administration on the need for completing 700 miles of fencing ordered by Congress.

The hardening stance on immigration is mirrored in California's Republican gubernatorial primary race, where front-runner Meg Whitman has adopted a tough posture on undocumented workers after attacks from rival Steve Poizner.

Whitman, former chief executive of eBay Inc, says she is "100 percent against amnesty, no exception" and has been consistent in her position, although a Poizner ad shows her discussing a system for illegal immigrants to go to the end of the line and pay a fine to become legal.

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