Governor Bill Richardson joins Garrick Utley for a conversation on the state of America's immigration debate and how it can be handled to generate a better conversation and ultimately better policy.
Richardson makes the case for a solutions-oriented bipartisan approach to solving the problem- Council on Foreign Relations
Governor Bill Richardson
Governor Bill Richardson was elected governor of New Mexico in 2002 by the largest margin of any candidate since 1964.
Governor Richardson just completed his third legislative session, cutting taxes for more than 500,000 working New Mexicans, creating a statewide pre-kindergarten program, revamping the state's higher education system, and increasing access to quality health care. He was a candidate for the 2008 presidential election.
Governor of New Mexico Bill Richardson explains what he would bring to the table if he were chosen as a vice presidential candidate for Senator Obama and the criteria Obama should use in making his choice. He also discusses Obama's challenge with the Hispanic vote.
Governor of New Mexico Bill Richardson offers his suggestions to Senator Obama, advising him to announce his cabinet before the election and to garner bipartisan support to focus on balancing the budget, ending the war in Iraq, and developing more green energy.
Governor of New Mexico Bill Richardson discusses the success of his driver's license program for undocumented immigrant workers. Richardson argues the plan has made the streets safer, reduced insurance rates and created a way to keep track of illegal immigrants.