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Bush’s New Immigration Push

By on 10.19.05 | 8:20AM

President Bush renewed his guest worker program efforts yesterday, and even tossed some immigration bones to the base:

Seeking to mollify balky Republicans, Bush emphasized border-control measures, saying the bill he signed would help the deportation of illegal immigrants and would provide more border patrol agents, new technologies, and expanded detention centers.

Agitating conservatives get results, right? Sort of. If Bush were really serious about immigration reform and placating conservatives, he would begin by ordering the Border Patrol to enforce existing laws to the best of their ability.

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