"The proposal covers all fees, fines and collections created under the new law.
It is essentially an amendment proposed by Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C."
Someone needs to begin preparing now to run against Mr. "Grahamnesty" in the Spring 2008 South Carolina Republican Party primary for U.S. Senate, to bring an end to the damage being done by John McCain (CFR) protege and Amnesty-activist Lindsey Graham to our state and national sovereignty, security, borders, and culture !
June 14, 2007
June 14, 2007
Bush hopes proposal for increased enforcement will rescue immigration bill
President Bush, seeking to rescue the stalled immigration bill, will back an amendment to use new fees, fines, and collections for increased border enforcement, spokesman Tony Snow said Thursday.
The estimated total is around $4.4 billion, Snow said, and the plan is designed to allay the concerns of senators who are more concerned about stopping the flow of illegal immigrants than in guest worker programs.
The proposal covers all fees, fines and collections created under the new law. It is essentially an amendment proposed by Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.
"That money would always be set aside for border enforcement," Snow said.
Update at 11:10 a.m. ET: Speaking to a group of general contractors, Bush expressed hope that the Senate would recover from last week's "setback," according to USA TODAY's David Jackson.
"The need for reform is urgent," Bush said. "Our immigration system has been broken for years."
The new Bush proposal essentially mirrors an amendment supported by Graham and Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz.
Bush thanked the Associated Builders and Contractors for endorsing his vision of comprehensive immigration reform, one that deals with border security, resolves the status of illegal immigrants who are already here, and creates a system in which immigrants can do jobs that Americans won't do.
"All the issues must be addressed," Bush said.
Bush took a much softer approach than he did during a May 29 speech in Georgia, when he said those who want to kill the bill "don't want to do what's right for America."
Bush said Thursday that the idea of deporting all illegal immigrants is "impractical" and "won't work."
"We need to do this without animosity and without amnesty," Bush said.
He urged opponents to put aside "political wrangling" and get something done. "We have an historic opportunity to act now," Bush said. "Doing nothing is not a solution."
Posted by Mike Carney at 09:44 AM/ET, June 14, 2007 in Life, Nation, Washington Permalink
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