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Old 01-10-2009, 05:56 AM
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Why it took an executive order and two years merely to repeat what was stated in a report to Congress 11 years ago is a mystery. Why did Bush, in the waning days of his administration, create this task force? He issued the executive order before his amnesty-for-illegal-aliens immigration reform bill was defeated in the U.S. Senate in 2007. Bush knew the bill was unpopular among Republicans. Perhaps he anticipated its defeat and saw the report as a last-ditch effort to fix America’s immigration mess before he left office.

What’s President-elect Barack Obama’s position on immigration reform? According to his web site, he believes in protecting the border, increasing the number of legal immigrants “to keep families together and meet the demand for jobs that employers cannot fill,” and requiring illegal aliens “in good standing” to pay a fine, learn the culture’s language, and “go to the back of the line for the opportunity to become citizens.”

Looks good on paper, but will Obama follow through with the task force’s recommendations or even maintain his own position on immigration?

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