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Old 02-10-2008, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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WASHINGTON -- President Bush is asking Congress to spend money to help businesses root out illegal workers but he did not request additional funds to help legal immigrants become American citizens more quickly.


In his budget proposal issued this week, Bush asked for $100 million to expand E-Verify, the system employers use to check whether they are hiring documented workers. He didn't ask Congress to allocate money to chip away at millions of citizenship and other immigration applications that flooded the government last summer, before an increase in the agency's filing fees.

Newsmax.com - Citizenship on Hold for Many Immigrants (http://www.newsmax.com/us/Citizenship_on_Hold_for_M/2008/02/09/71426.html - broken link)
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Old 02-10-2008, 11:20 AM
 
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Close our borders up tight, and we won't have to deal with these criminals
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Old 02-10-2008, 08:12 PM
 
Location: NJ/NY
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Close our borders up tight, and we won't have to deal with these criminals
Why should the tax payers have to pay to fix the problem? It would be much cheaper for us to convict the people who employ the illegals. Jail a few of them and the rest will fire their illegal workers. Without work, they will go home and never have a reason to come back. We would save money on a fence and the ones that are here will have to pay for their own trip back to whatever country they come from.
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Old 02-10-2008, 10:11 PM
 
Location: California
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Why should the tax payers have to pay to fix the problem? It would be much cheaper for us to convict the people who employ the illegals. Jail a few of them and the rest will fire their illegal workers. Without work, they will go home and never have a reason to come back. We would save money on a fence and the ones that are here will have to pay for their own trip back to whatever country they come from.
Ding ding ding.
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Old 02-10-2008, 10:26 PM
 
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I don't believe Bush wants legal immigrants--at least not in any hurry. Bush's interest is in illegals, because they work cheap, and in his heart, Bush is a globalist. Legal immigrants are American citizens, fully entitled to the range of privileges, protections, and pay of any other legal American. This is HARDLY what an open-borders guy like Bush wants. He's tryng to get RID of the middle class, not add to it...

Of COURSE, he can't stop folks becoming legal--but he sure doesn't have to go out of his way to HELP, either.

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