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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:40 PM
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Bush makes immigration overhaul argument on border

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Aug 3, 4:56 PM (ET)

By Steve Holland

MISSION, Texas (Reuters) - President George W. Bush argued on Thursday for combining tougher border enforcement with a guest-worker program for illegal immigrants as he clung to a position at odds with conservative Republicans.

Bush stopped within a stone's throw of the Rio Grande on the U.S.-Mexico border on the way to his Crawford, Texas, ranch for 10 days of vacation mixed with work on the Middle East and other issues. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is to join him for the weekend.

He toured a section of the border where Border Patrol agents use a "skybox" device that elevates them above ground so they can track border movements closely and uses high-tech gadgets, such as infrared.

"We want to send a clear message, we will enforce our border," Bush said at an outdoors event to several dozen people who fanned themselves against the withering heat.

While stressing the need for tougher enforcement of the porous border to limit entry of illegal immigrants, Bush sounded a note of compassion for illegal immigrants seeking to scratch out a living in the United States.

"There are people doing jobs that Americans aren't doing, the people who come across this border to do work Americans are not doing, and it makes sense to let them come on a temporary basis in a legal way," Bush said.

There are an estimated 11 million to 12 million illegal immigrants in the United States and border security has become a volatile issue that could play a role in November congressional elections.

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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:42 PM
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1. He went down to the Valley?
Damm, I better call mom and have her fumigate the place.

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unlawflcombatnt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 07:49 PM
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2. Bush's ONLY Interests: Amnesty, Guest Workers, & Corporate Profits
Bush has no slightest interest in securing the borders or reducing illegal immigration. His only interest from the start has been to grant amnesty to as many illegal immigrants as possible (and their employers), as well as attempt to increase the flow of illegal immigrant labor into the country.

His concern is exclusively about ensuring that Corporate America and American business have unfettered access to cheap labor, in order to keep American labor costs down and increase Corporate profits.

Bush would just as soon do away completely with borders, if he thought he could get away with it. His concern about border security is a bigger sham than the reasons for invading Iraq.

Bush is a pathological liar and deceiver, and he is again demonstrating this with his phony concern about "border security." His real concern is "Corporate Profit Security."




The economy needs balance between the "means of production" & "means of consumption."

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