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Meg Whitman’s Lack of Truthiness on Immigration

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Many are having a difficult time believing Meg Whitman now that she’s embroiled in a “nanny scandal.”  Given her blatant hypocrisy and deception as a candidate on where she stands on the issue of illegal immigration, is it any wonder? 

As for the scandal, Whitman says she followed the law in hiring nanny Nicky Diaz Santillan, didn’t know she was here illegally and had to fire her when she found out. Diaz Santillan says Whitman employed her for nine years, knew she was here illegally since 2003, then threw her to the curb when Whitman was gearing up for the California governor’s race. 

However the facts shake out in this drama, the facts are already in on Whitman’s truthiness regarding the larger issue at play here.   Take a look this new America’s Voice fact sheet entitled “Whitman vs. Whitman on Immigration.”  We report, you decide:


  • October 2009: At a campaign stop in San Diego, near the U.S./Mexico border, Whitman calls for a path to legalization for undocumented immigrants, asking her audience: “Can we get a fair program where people stand at the back of the line, they pay a fine, they do some things that would ultimately allow a path to legalization?”   (Sign On San Diego)

  • September 2010: During her first debate against Democratic opponent Jerry Brown, Whitman announces her opposition to “a path to legalization” for undocumented immigrants. (Sacramento Bee)