Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger joined the hosts of “The View” on Monday to call for comprehensive immigration reform and a secure border.
“You are one of the most famous immigrants in this country and served two terms as the Republican governor of California when Republicans were sane. What are your thoughts on the current immigration crisis? Because you have such a unique perspective and what’s going on right now. What’s going on.” “What do you think about President Biden starting to build these 20 miles of wall? What’s your view?” asked co-host Ana Navarro.
Schwarzenegger said he is middle ground on the issue and believes there is more than one solution.
“I’ve seen firsthand that this is not a step-by-step approach. You have to really have comprehensive immigration reform, you have to look at this immigration issue in a comprehensive way. You can, first of all, I’m a firm believer in having a border that no one can cross. That’s important to The first priority for me. Second, it’s important that we get visas for people who want to work in the United States so they don’t have to work illegally. That’s false, we need workers here,” he said.
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He said there were foreign workers everywhere and believed they should get visas so they could work “legally”.
“This is a stupid system. This system is set up to do crimes. This system is set up to do illegal things. Why? Why can’t we come together, Democrats and Republicans, instead of always using this issue as a Is it a question of fundraising for the party to sit down and actually do the service they’re supposed to do?” Schwarzenegger continued.
He added that he believed there were very strong defenses at the border, highlighted “terrorism” concerns and warned of “huge dangers” from drug cartels.
“We have to have a secure border, but we have to reform our system. I think that’s where the action comes in,” he concluded.
Schwarzenegger also said he would run for president if he was allowed to run because he was not a natural-born citizen.
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The co-host of “The View” on Friday criticized the Biden administration’s messaging on the border wall.
“How I would handle this — number one, I would immediately put Biden on the microphone — he’s a real conversationalist. Put him on the microphone and say, ‘We’re not going to ask questions about this, but I have to Let’s be honest. It’s not my wall. It’s Congress’s wall. It was taken over in 2019 and I would actually be committing a crime if I didn’t comply with the wall – and we’ve had a lot of this happen – So we’re going to continue to follow the law,” said co-host Sarah Haynes.
“The results were not strong and I thought the message looked weak and confusing,” she said.
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