SPARTANBURG COUNTY (WACH) -- Republican candidate for Governor Nikki Haley was campaigning today in Spartanburg County.
Haley says South Carolina's immigration law isn't tough enough.
She says gangs and drug cartels are leaving Mexico for Atlanta, and eventually South Carolina.
If elected governor, Haley says she would sign an Arizona style immigration bill into law.
"Until we get the illegal immigration out, until our taxpayers stop having to pay for the illegal immigration that's here, and until all these crimes go away, we're going to fight it every step of the way, so our people are secure and taken care of," she told a crowd Wednesday.
Haley says in 2004, South Carolina spent $84 million in taxpayer money on services for illegal immigrants.
Haley faces Democratic opponent Vincent Sheheen in November's election.
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