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Schwarzenegger Urged To Declare Border Emergency

Sacramento, CA — The state Assembly leader is calling on Governor Schwarzenegger to declare a state of emergency along California´s border with Mexico, saying more federal patrols are needed.

New Mexico drew national attention last week when its governor made a similar declaration, citing the lawlessness, drug smuggling and human trafficking along the border.

The governor of Arizona did the same this week. Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez, a Democrat from Los Angeles, says California needs to pressure the federal government to stop drug running and illegal immigration.

On Wednesday, Schwarzenegger said he supports the actions of his fellow governors but does not think there is a crisis along California´s border.