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  • Another Amnesty?? This is what Bush wants to do for immigrants..

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    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Bush on Wednesday outlined an overhaul of immigration policy that would give illegal immigrants with U.S. jobs temporary worker status and then a chance to seek permanent residency.

    "Out of common sense and fairness, our laws should allow willing workers to enter our country and fill jobs that Americans are not filling," Bush said, unveiling the changes in a speech in the White House East Room.

    "This program will offer legal status, as temporary workers, to the millions of undocumented workers now employed in the United States and to those in foreign countries who seek to participate in the program and have been offered employment here."

    After joining the temporary worker program, these employees could apply for permanent residency in the United States, but they would get no preference over other applicants seeking green cards, administration officials said. Officials said employers would have to show they cannot find American workers to fill the jobs.

    Allowing illegal immigrants to come forward and keep their jobs is the most controversial aspect of the president's initiative. (Border residents question plan) Many conservatives oppose any amnesty for these undocumented workers.

    Bush officials reject the notion that the proposal is an amnesty program. The officials said it isn't guaranteed that those who receive temporary worker status would qualify for green cards or that such workers would have advantages if they do apply. They also would be expected to return to their countries when their temporary visas expire.

    Officials said one of the president's goals was to "promote compassion" and to get Congress and the country to "understand the broken system" with an estimated 8 million illegal immigrants.

    Bringing undocumented workers into the tax system would be one of the proposal's benefits, officials said. As one official put it, the plan would lift these workers "out of the shadows" and guarantee them wage and employment rights enjoyed by legal U.S. workers.

    Proposal's key points
    Highlights of the president's initiative include the following:

    "¢ A temporary worker program would allow a visa for three years. Bush will call on Congress to allow one renewal so the temporary visa would last for six years. Officials said they are open to allowing additional terms, subject to congressional debate and negotiation.

    "¢ The program would be open to illegal immigrants as long as they could prove they were working in the United States at the time the new policy becomes law. Officials said that requirement would discourage a flood of new illegal immigration.

    "¢ Those who qualify as legal temporary workers can apply for permanent residency, or green cards, under existing laws. The administration will urge Congress to increase the limit on green cards issued yearly, which is now 140,000, officials said. They added that negotiations with Congress will determine the degree of expansion.

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, in coordination with the Labor Department and other agencies, would administer the new program, as it does with other temporary visa programs.

    The White House initiative is modeled after several proposals pending in Congress.

    For example, U.S. Rep. Jim Kolbe, R-Arizona, has called for a temporary worker program if employers initially post jobs on the Internet for 14 days to give Americans a first crack.

    Politically motivated?
    The Bush plan also tracks many proposals advocated by Democrats, some of whom have voiced suspicion that the administration is seeking to increase the president's appeal to Latinos as the 2004 campaign gets under way.

    "I certainly hope the administration's long-awaited reinvolvement in this fundamental debate is genuine and not because of election-year conversion," said U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Massachusetts, in a statement Tuesday. "The immigration status quo is outdated, unjust and unacceptable.

    "At any time in recent months, a nod from the administration could have brought immediate enactment of two important long-stalled immigration bills with broad bipartisan support in Congress -- the AgJobs bill, to reach a fair resolution of the controversy and work conditions over jobs in the agriculture industry, and the bill granting permanent residence to undocumented immigrant children who complete high school and go to college or join the military."

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is among the president's allies in the debate, agreeing with the White House position about an economic need for new workers.

    Randel Johnson, a chamber vice president who deals with immigration issues, said Tuesday that a resolution of the problem is necessary.

    "The reality of it is we are not going to deport all these people," Johnson said. "So we have to come up with something to deal with the situation. Or we can continue to put our head in the sand."

    But U.S. Rep. Thomas Tancredo, R-Colorado, is among the congressional conservatives who promise to fight provisions they view as rewarding lawbreakers.

    "People who are here illegally -- they need to be deported," Tancredo said. "People who hire them need to be fined. If they keep doing it, they need to be sent to jail. It's against the law."

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    To read the full story go to:

    CLICK HERE

    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Bush on Wednesday outlined an overhaul of immigration policy that would give illegal immigrants with U.S. jobs temporary worker status and then a chance to seek permanent residency.

    "Out of common sense and fairness, our laws should allow willing workers to enter our country and fill jobs that Americans are not filling," Bush said, unveiling the changes in a speech in the White House East Room.

    "This program will offer legal status, as temporary workers, to the millions of undocumented workers now employed in the United States and to those in foreign countries who seek to participate in the program and have been offered employment here."

    After joining the temporary worker program, these employees could apply for permanent residency in the United States, but they would get no preference over other applicants seeking green cards, administration officials said. Officials said employers would have to show they cannot find American workers to fill the jobs.

    Allowing illegal immigrants to come forward and keep their jobs is the most controversial aspect of the president's initiative. (Border residents question plan) Many conservatives oppose any amnesty for these undocumented workers.

    Bush officials reject the notion that the proposal is an amnesty program. The officials said it isn't guaranteed that those who receive temporary worker status would qualify for green cards or that such workers would have advantages if they do apply. They also would be expected to return to their countries when their temporary visas expire.

    Officials said one of the president's goals was to "promote compassion" and to get Congress and the country to "understand the broken system" with an estimated 8 million illegal immigrants.

    Bringing undocumented workers into the tax system would be one of the proposal's benefits, officials said. As one official put it, the plan would lift these workers "out of the shadows" and guarantee them wage and employment rights enjoyed by legal U.S. workers.

    Proposal's key points
    Highlights of the president's initiative include the following:

    "¢ A temporary worker program would allow a visa for three years. Bush will call on Congress to allow one renewal so the temporary visa would last for six years. Officials said they are open to allowing additional terms, subject to congressional debate and negotiation.

    "¢ The program would be open to illegal immigrants as long as they could prove they were working in the United States at the time the new policy becomes law. Officials said that requirement would discourage a flood of new illegal immigration.

    "¢ Those who qualify as legal temporary workers can apply for permanent residency, or green cards, under existing laws. The administration will urge Congress to increase the limit on green cards issued yearly, which is now 140,000, officials said. They added that negotiations with Congress will determine the degree of expansion.

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, in coordination with the Labor Department and other agencies, would administer the new program, as it does with other temporary visa programs.

    The White House initiative is modeled after several proposals pending in Congress.

    For example, U.S. Rep. Jim Kolbe, R-Arizona, has called for a temporary worker program if employers initially post jobs on the Internet for 14 days to give Americans a first crack.

    Politically motivated?
    The Bush plan also tracks many proposals advocated by Democrats, some of whom have voiced suspicion that the administration is seeking to increase the president's appeal to Latinos as the 2004 campaign gets under way.

    "I certainly hope the administration's long-awaited reinvolvement in this fundamental debate is genuine and not because of election-year conversion," said U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Massachusetts, in a statement Tuesday. "The immigration status quo is outdated, unjust and unacceptable.

    "At any time in recent months, a nod from the administration could have brought immediate enactment of two important long-stalled immigration bills with broad bipartisan support in Congress -- the AgJobs bill, to reach a fair resolution of the controversy and work conditions over jobs in the agriculture industry, and the bill granting permanent residence to undocumented immigrant children who complete high school and go to college or join the military."

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is among the president's allies in the debate, agreeing with the White House position about an economic need for new workers.

    Randel Johnson, a chamber vice president who deals with immigration issues, said Tuesday that a resolution of the problem is necessary.

    "The reality of it is we are not going to deport all these people," Johnson said. "So we have to come up with something to deal with the situation. Or we can continue to put our head in the sand."

    But U.S. Rep. Thomas Tancredo, R-Colorado, is among the congressional conservatives who promise to fight provisions they view as rewarding lawbreakers.

    "People who are here illegally -- they need to be deported," Tancredo said. "People who hire them need to be fined. If they keep doing it, they need to be sent to jail. It's against the law."

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    • #3
      >They also would be expected to return to >their countries when their temporary visas >expire

      HAHAHAHA!

      I can't believe our gov't is really that stupid.

      You hand an illegal a "temporary visa" to work. And expect him to leave after he's done.

      Is the IQ level of people in washington that low? Temporary and Illegal are two words that DON'T go together.

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      • #4
        moondin:

        I think the retard here is you, don't you know that mexicans in average stay in the US for 7 years?

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        • #5
          awesome. in 7 years, all the illegals will go home. Woo hoo!

          -= nav =-

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                • #9
                  Melanie Please Get a Grip

                  It is one thing to hype this man like u are doing... but I dont want to have to look at a "crackhead" here in ILW. If I want to see a crackhead I will turn on the TV or cruise thru the drug alley. Please Please find something to do other than ******ic fantasies with GWB.

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                  • #10
                    Immigrants long before knew that US immigration policy is broken and will always be broken. America needs foreigners no matter what anybody may argue. As long as someoneelse comes and sweeps your floor, washes your dishes, produces plenty of food for you, why would you want to do such works by yourself?

                    As long as the economies of Mexico and U.S. are not more or less in equal height, this flow of immigration will continue no matter how muct stricter your borders may be. There will be one or another way to enter this country.

                    I can see that Americans are not going to have enough children to fill up thier country becuase:
                    . It's too expensive to raise babies here. Those who are unable to compromise with the life partners will choose to live unmarried and not have babies. I mean there are many reasons that


                    The president's suit is not ironed out well. So, I don't think this proposal will come up as a legislation !!

                    Majority of the Whites in the U.S. are opposing it.

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                    • #11
                      Sorry I messed up earlier. I happened to click "post now" before ending the typing.

                      What I meant is: Fertility rate is going to be too low among White and Black Americans, America will always need foreigners:
                      a. because of cost to raise kids
                      b. because of uncompromising nature of Americans with the life partener and to raise kids
                      c because of too easy to cheat on the partner and so broken family structure

                      Immigration will be higher in the future because:
                      a. skilled people of South Asia and China will need place to work and US will be the hot spot because of its resources
                      b. civil wars will displace many people from Asia and Latin America and they'll settle in US.

                      Moreover, the rising tide of the Chinese and Indian knowledge industry is going to offer American economy unprecedented flow of skilled workers which America will not want to miss.

                      So, ultimately, America is going to be:
                      MexiChindiaerica.

                      Mexico+China+India+America = Mexichindierica.

                      In the country of Mexichinderica, majority will be of the Hispanics. But majority of them will be doing menial jobs. English will be second minority spoken language. Whites will still be in key positions of public office. Chinese will be the third largest language. They and Indians will be filling most of the skilled worker positions. Most part but decisive voters will be the Mexicans so Indians and Chinese will not be the elected officials. Hispanics themselves will not be that smart to lead and so the White politician will hold most elected offic positions. Economic growth will keep taking place in this land of Mexichinderica. It will remain the most advanced country. Canada will be virtually annexed to Mexichinderica it can be grabbed without huge protest anytime when Mexichinderica wants.

                      Whites will be unhappy to find themselves in minority. But they will not lose much. They will be the most privileged community anyway. Other communities will not lose either. So, gradual transition of the American nation to the nation of Mexichinderica is a welcome thing.

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                      • #12
                        Well said !@!

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                        • #13
                          Guest 99

                          What kind of jacked up mentality are u spewing out here?????? I guess you have spent too much time here in america that you are thinking like the ignorance that is here in the country, and you have fallen into believing stereotypes.

                          Listen to yourself:

                          "Hispanics themselves will not be that smart to lead and so the White politician will hold most elected offic positions. "

                          So according to YOUR theory b/c hispanics will have the majority vote they will vote for white people b/c white people are smarter and hispanics would never elect themselves b/c they all know how dumb and stupid they are.

                          Get a grip pal
                          You should hang your head with embarrasment that you would say something sooooo stupid and racist.

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