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Bill Richardson On Illegal Immigration
Commonwealth Club - Commonwealth Club of California
Get to Know the Candidate: 2008 U.S. Democratic Presidential candidate Governor Bill Richardson in a conversation with Fernando R. Zazueta hosted by The Commonwealth Club of California.Richardson engages in a wide-ranging conversation about his political views and background. As a seven-term congressman from New Mexico, Richardson focused his energies on major foreign policy and energy issues. In 1997, he was appointed U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and was later secretary of energy under President Clinton.Since 2002, Richardson's moderate approach to politics has characterized his leadership of New Mexico, where he has been devoted to clean energy use. Richardson's Hispanic heritage and approach to immigration issues make him an important figure in the long-term debate over border security and how to deal with illegal immigrants.