California's Schwarzenegger thumbs down on Arizona immigration law

April 30, 2010 

Don't expect Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to follow in the footsteps of Arizona Republican Gov. Jan Brewer anytime soon -- he called the Grand Canyon State's new immigration law a grand "mess."

"First of all, let me just say that I, as governor here, I would never do that in California," he told late-night host Jay Leno in an episode that aired last night.

Schwarzenegger said the law, which requires safety officials to request proof of citizenship of someone they believe is an illegal immigrant, is a result of "a shortcoming of the federal government" to act on immigration reform.

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