Will Doug Ducey really be tough on illegal immigration?
I was looking over a list of Doug Ducey supporters and was surprised to see the names of most of the members of the group opposed to HB 2779 in 2007, The Legal Arizona Workers Act, which provided sanctions against employers who knowingly hired undocumented aliens. This group called themselves the Wake Up Arizona Coalition. The group was headed by Mac Magruder, a McDonald's franchises owner and big contributor to Doug Ducey's campaign, along with: Steve Chucri who was then president of the Arizona Restaurant Association and now a member of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors; Jim Click, a Tucson car dealer and big contributor to the Ducey campaign; Jerry Colangelo; Steve Hilton of Meritage Homes and; Gordon James, a public relations firm owner and big supporter of Senator John McCain. In fact the only members not on Ducey's list of supporters seem to be; Democrat Mary Rose Wilcox, who is running for Congress and Danny Hendon, owner of Danny's Family Car Washes, who was busted for hiring undocumented workers and now awaiting sentencing.
If we are to judge someone by who their friends and supporters are, I would say Doug Ducey will not get tough on illegal immigration but will be a friend of those hiring undocumented workers.
Constitution Party of Arizona