Huckabee in 2004
It was a wonderfull year got illegal immigrant students of Arkansas as Huckabee approved a 2005 bill by Joyce Elliott - Arkansas State Representative, which make some illegal immigrants eligible for scholarships and in-state college tuition. Here is Huckabee's quote on this "When he applied for financial aid, he wasn't eligible for the various scholarships or grants because of his status, a status that he had no decision in or control over." Also Mike Huckabee remarked that nation needs to pay special attention for the Hispanic community due to its growing population and influence base.
After the horrible Hurricane Katrina in August 2005, the population of Arkansas was enlarged because of 70,000 evacuees, who were taken care of by hospitable governor of the state. To mention a couple of actions we need to recall that state parks waived pet restrictions, offered discounts, and bumped other reservations in favor of evacuees. Huckabee settled shelters in almost every free inch of the state. Also when those shelters were nearly closed, the governor told to reopen them for a "second wave" of Katrina evacuees. Pharmacists were given emergency authority to provide access to dialysis machines and dispense prescriptions.
In early 2006, Huckabee went on a week-long visit to the South and Middle East Asia as part of a Department of Defense-funded trip along with fellow governors Jim Doyle (D-WI); Rick Perry (R-TX); and Dave Freudenthal (D-WY). The main goal of that tour was to provide the state leaders with an info of the conditions of American forces serving. While visiting Tikrit and Baghdad, Huckabee together with the governors received briefings from Amb. Zalmay Khalilzad and Gen. George Casey.
Before improving his candidacy for the President of the United States, Huckabee told to destroy the drives of 83 computers and 4 servers during his transition phase to leave the office. Huckabee told that the decision to destroy the hard drives was made in order to "protect the privacy of those who had personal information on the drives." However, critics recalled that in early Huckabee's term as governor, memos, e-mails, documents were stored on hard drives and formed the base of embarrassing stories about Michael Huckabee, including the allegations regarding personal use of the Governor's Mansion funds. At the end of his final term, Governor Huckabee pardoned Rolling Stone Keith Richards of a traffic offense in Arkansas 32 years prior.