Governor, let me ask you about immigration. How many undocumented immigrants are there in Alaska?
I don't know, I don't know. That's a good question.
As governor, how do you deal with them? Do you think they all should be deported?
There is no way that in the US we would roundup every
illegal immigrant -there are about 12 million of the illegal
immigrants- not only economically is that just an impossibility but
that's not a humane way anyway to deal with the issue that we face with
Do you then favor an amnesty for the 12 or 13 million undocumented immigrants?
No, I do not. I do not. Not total amnesty. You know,
people have got to follow the rules. They've got to follow the bar, and
we have got to make sure that there is equal opportunity and those who
are here legally should be first in line for services being provided
and those opportunities that this great country provides.
To clarify, so you support a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants?
I do because I understand why people would want to be in
America. To seek the safety and prosperity, the opportunities, the
health that is here. It is so important that yes, people follow the
rules so that people can be treated equally and fairly in this country.
And the last question would be about politics. You only have two more weeks left...
What is your strategy? How are you planning to win the latino vote?
I will tell you, I wish that there were more hours in
the day so that we can get out there and to more of the communities
with such the strong Latino vote that is out there and really tell them
that we desire to work for them. We are asking them to hire us and let
us work for them.
Thank you so much. It would be impossible to ask you to say a few words in Spanish, right?
Oh my good-well, I don't want to embarrass myself, but
… but gracias and I do thank you so much for this opportunity. I
Thank you, muchas gracias, thank you.
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