Anti-immigration Governor Susana Martinez has been critical of the Dream Act and has made many vitriolic remarks about illegal immigration. She even criticized Rick Perry for supporting a Dream Act in Texas.
“It is not comprehensive reform to put people who are here illegally, who violated the law, and put them in front of the line for those folks who have been waiting and doing all the right things to come to the United States.”
But now she has revealed that her own grandparents were undocumented immigrants who came to America in the 1930s. ￼￼￼“I know they arrived without documents, especially my father’s father,” the Republican revealed Wednesday in an interview in Spanish with KLUZ-TV, the Albuquerque Univision affiliate.
Martinez has made state and national headlines for her stance against illegal immigrants and has been leading an effort to repeal a law that allows illegal immigrants to obtain a drivers license.
This is a stunning show of hypocrisy from a Republican Governor. Martinez wouldn’t even be Governor today had her grandparents been punished for entering the country illegally. Now she wants to punish illegal immigrants for seeking a better life as her grandparents had done.