first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals“We should let them go to work,” he said. The governor’s positions on immigration are closely watched because the Austrian-born former movie star is the best-known immigrant in U.S. politics, and California has more illegal immigrants than any other state – an estimated 2.4 million. Schwarzenegger has said he favors a temporary-worker program but provided few details about how such a plan should work. He does not support blanket amnesty but also thinks it is impractical to consider deporting millions of illegal immigrants. SACRAMENTO – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who has urged Washington to toughen border security, said Friday that he had misgivings about mobilizing state National Guard troops to help secure the nation’s Southern boundary. “Going the direction of the National Guard, I think, is maybe not the right way to go,” Schwarzenegger told reporters after a news conference on the state budget. As part of a proposed overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws, President George W. Bush is considering plans to shore up the border by using National Guard troops paid for by the federal government. Schwarzenegger suggested that Guard troops returning from service in Iraq should be able to go back to their jobs, not head to the border. last_img read more