Arnold Schwarzenegger Calls For Secure Border, Reform To ‘Stupid’ Immigration System

Former Republican California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appeared on “The View” Monday and weighed in on the nation’s border security issues. America has been overrun by illegal immigrants since Joe Biden took office and rolled back most of President Trump’s successful border policies, including the construction of a physical barrier at the Southern border.

Schwarzenegger presided over California from 2003 to 2011 as a Republican, though his political leanings as of late appear to be much farther left than when he was Governor. However, he does have particular insight on immigration as he himself is an immigrant.

During his appearance on The View, he had some ideas about illegal immigration and how to solve it. Co-host Ana Navarro asked the Terminator actor what he thought about the new 20 miles of border wall being built while taking a shot at the Republican party, of course. She asked: “You are one of the country’s most famous immigrants and a former two-term Republican governor of California back when Republicans were sane. What do you think about the current immigration crisis? Because you have such a unique perspective, and what’s going on at the border. What do you think of President Biden starting to build these 20 miles of wall? What’s your perspective?”

Despite the unnecessary jab, not an unreasonable question. Schwarzenegger replied: “I’ve seen first hand how this is not a one kind of a step approach. You have to really have comprehensive immigration reform, and you have to look at this immigration problem in a comprehensive way. You can, first of all, I believe very strongly in having a border that no one can get through. That’s number one for me. Number two, what is important is that we have visas available for people that want to work in the United States, so they don’t have to work illegally. It is bogus, we need the workers here.”

The irony with the “Kindergarten Cop” and his opinions on an impenetrable border is that the previous administration that the left has wailed and gnashed against was actually constructing a solid physical barrier to protect America from the surge of illegal migration it is currently besieged with.

When pressed further, he said: “It’s a stupid system. The system is set up to commit a crime. The system is set up to do something illegally. Why? Why can we not come together, Democrats and Republicans and instead of using this issue always as a fundraising issue for the party to go and sit down together and really to do the service that they’re supposed to do?”

Echoing a Democrat talking point, The ‘Twins” star offered no real ideas, rather just repeated platitudes and the Pollyanna language Democrats are famous for. It would seem less disingenuous if Joe Biden had not spent his presidency creating a problem that only now is he being forced to address.

Despite restarting President Trump’s wall, the hosts of The View made excuses for Biden and his flip-flop on the subject. Sara Haines said: “How I would have come out and handled it — One, I’d put Biden on the mic right away — he’s a real talk guy. Put him on the mic and say, ‘We’re not going to take questions on this, but I got to be straight with you. This is not my wall. This is Congress’ wall. It was appropriated in 2019, I’d be literally committing a crime by disobeying this — and we have a lot of that already happening — so we’re gonna go ahead and follow the law.’ It didn’t come out strong, and I thought the messaging looked weak, and it was confusing,”

It is unclear how Biden could be excused and how Congress gets blamed when it is a Democrat-controlled Congress. As usual, Democrats want to blame Donald Trump for their failings. However, resorting to the one thing they said they would never do to attempt to fix a problem they created, then blaming the person who did the most to prevent the problem the Democrats are trying to fix is spot-on for the left, and, as usual, they haven’t disappointed.

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