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GOP Gov Hopeful Poizner to Speak in NoHo Tonight on His Anti-Illegal Immigration Platform

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Steve Poizner is scheduled to speak tonight on his second day of campaigning for the GOP gubernatorial ticket in the San Fernando Valley--an area of Los Angeles that is largely populated with Democrats, according to the Daily News.Poizner's engagement tonight is with the Hollywood Congress of Republicans at a North Hollywood club, where he is expected to speak about issues raised yesterday in a new TV ad campaign, most of which focuses on illegal immigration and, more pointedly, his vision for how to handle illegal immigrants who reside in California.

His platform includes "cutting government-funded benefits to illegal aliens" and "requiring local law enforcement to report illegal aliens who are arrested to federal authorities." Poizner has previously stated he would, if elected, "order the deployment of the California National Guard and California Highway Patrol to secure the border with Mexico if the federal government failed to do so," as well as "turn 'off the magnets that attract illegal immigration -- jobs, health care, education and social services.'"

In addition to his focus on illegal immigration, Poizner is expected to speak regarding his plan to enact "a 10 percent across-the-board tax cut for every individual and business in California." He believes these, and other tax cuts, will stimulate the state's economy.