Sacramento, CA — Governor Schwarzenegger calls himself a “champion of immigrants.”
Yesterday, he credited citizen patrols with curbing illegal crossings along the Arizona-Mexican border.
Speaking with reporters today, the Republican governor appeared to temper his enthusiasm for the volunteer patrols he praised a day earlier for doing a “terrific job” discouraging illegal immigration.
Schwarzenegger said it is “extremely important” to go about entering the country in a legal way.
When asked if he was encouraging the group to continue the patrols, the governor said, he is encouraging the federal government to do their job.