Bush's State Of The Union Address Blames Congress For Not Passing Amnesty, Ignores Legal Immigraion
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Bush's State of the Union has a section blaming Congress for failing to "address" immigration:
The other pressing challenge is immigration. America needs to secure our borders — and with your help, my administration is taking steps to do so. We're increasing worksite enforcement, deploying fences and advanced technologies to stop illegal crossings. We've effectively ended the policy of "catch and release" at the border, and by the end of this year, we will have doubled the number of border patrol agents. Yet we also need to acknowledge that we will never fully secure our border until we create a lawful way for foreign workers to come here and support our economy. (Applause.) This will take pressure off the border and allow law enforcement to concentrate on those who mean us harm. We must also find a sensible and humane way to deal with people here illegally. Illegal immigration is complicated, but it can be resolved. And it must be resolved in a way that upholds both our laws and our highest ideals. (Applause.)* * * * State of the Union 2008 * * * *
Of course, there is a "a lawful way for foreign workers to come here and support our economy." It's called legal immigration. Farmers who claim to fear "crops rotting in the fields" can even import legal guestworkers under the H-2A Visa program which farmers don't like because they're responsible for the workers. The only reason for illegal labor is because it's cheaper.
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