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Immigration policy a 'politically sensitive issue' during free trade summit
South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | November 16 2003 | Tanya Weinberg

Posted on 11/17/2003 8:14:33 AM PST by Willie Green

If free trade were really on the table for the Americas, people would join goods and services atop an open borders buffet.

But when trade ministers talk tariff trimming and regulation reduction at Miami's upcoming Free Trade Area of the Americas meeting, immigration policy is strictly off the menu.

"It's a very politically sensitive issue," said Dan Griswold of the libertarian Cato Institute in Washington. "It's hard enough tackling sugar and citrus and steel without putting immigration on the table."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: aliens; ftaa; globalism; illegalaliens; immigrantlist; immigration; miami; nafta; stoptheexcerpts; thebusheconomy

1 posted on 11/17/2003 8:14:34 AM PST by Willie Green
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To: *immigrant_list; A Navy Vet; Lion Den Dan; Free the USA; Libertarianize the GOP; madfly; B4Ranch; ..
2 posted on 11/17/2003 12:22:34 PM PST by gubamyster
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To: gubamyster; JustPiper
Let's give something a try, here...just to see if I got the HTML correct. Clicking the icon should do a keyword search for 'ALIENS' and show the results in a new window.

Click to see other threads related to illegal aliens in America

FReepmail me to be added to
or removed from this list!

3 posted on 11/17/2003 12:53:34 PM PST by HiJinx (The Right person, in the Right place, at the Right do His work.)
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To: HiJinx; FoxFang; FITZ; moehoward; Nea Wood; Joe Hadenuf; sangoo; appalachian_dweller; ...
Oh you are too good Jinx -g- it worked! And I love your fancy ping ;)
4 posted on 11/17/2003 5:07:48 PM PST by JustPiper (All 19 of the hijackers entered the U.S. on valid visas- 18 of 19 had State Driver's Licenses!!!)
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To: Willie Green
The two issues, trade and immigration, shouldn't be in the same bill. Our "leaders" have tried to sneak immigration matters into trade bills before, and it stinks.
5 posted on 11/17/2003 8:10:11 PM PST by janetgreen
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To: janetgreen
We were told by Gore and Clinton that NAFTA would reduce the number of illegals. George Bush is encouraging more illesgals by not enforcing our borders.

I'll bet they don't talk about all of the FREE health care, Free education, FREE food stamps, and FREE welfare payments to illegals.
6 posted on 11/17/2003 10:34:08 PM PST by texastoo
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To: texastoo
Soon the takers will outnumber the givers. Is that what our "leaders" want for America? If this continues, America will soon resemble a third world cesspool.
7 posted on 11/17/2003 10:51:21 PM PST by janetgreen (WAKE UP, MR. BUSH - AMERICA IS BEING INVADED!)
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