Skip to comments.Bush Shuns Republicans' Stand to Return Illegals(W still doesn't get it!)
Posted on 06/02/2006 3:46:47 PM PDT by kellynla
President Bush yesterday rejected House Republicans' stance that illegal aliens must return home, calling it "wrong and unrealistic" and saying many will have to be allowed to stay.
Speaking to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a block from the White House, Mr. Bush also directly challenged businesses to hire only legal workers, and said those that don't should be prepared to face increased fines. In addition, he said both the House and Senate will have to compromise, but said voters expect a bill and he said that bill should tackle both enforcement and a pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
"The difficulty of this task is no excuse for avoiding it," he said.
Mr. Bush was making his first in-depth comments since the Senate passed its broad immigration bill last week, setting up a showdown over immigration policy with the House, which passed an enforcement bill in December.
Last Friday, and again on Sunday, Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner Jr., Wisconsin Republican and chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said he cannot accept any approach that allows illegal aliens to stay in the country with the government's approval.
"The words 'path to citizenship' is a buzzword for amnesty. We ought to be honest -- it is amnesty," Mr. Sensenbrenner, a key House negotiator, said on NBC's "Meet the Press" program. He contends that more enforcement against employers would make it hard for illegal aliens to get jobs, encouraging them to go home. But Mr. Bush dismissed that argument.
"Listen, I appreciate the members are acting on deeply felt principles. I understand that. Yet I also believe that the approach they suggest is wrong and unrealistic," he said.
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It would be unjust to aspiring legal immigrants to allow those here illegally to be given legal status without first returning to their home countries.
Si. Jorge es loco.
Let's hope they're not foolish enough to nominate another Bush ever again. Watch out for George P. in 2016.
The GOP elite is at war with the average American citizen.
SECURE THE BORDERS NOW!
No your wrong! He gets it. He just doesn't give a sh!t what we want or think or whats good for the country! This is his Harriet Myers, Ports deal moment of supidity and he's going though with it dammit! Break the law and piss on our country, WELCOME AMEGO!
I also love how the amnesty people keep saying the illegals will go to the "back of the line." I don't know how they get away with such BS. The line to get a greencard is over 20 years long in most places, yet under Bush's plan, the amnestied illegals get green cards in just SIX YEARS. And not only that, they get to say here while waiting!!! The poor saps who played by the rules have to stay at home.
Back of the line my arse.
So, rather than deal with ILLEGAL workers, the government
is going to punish American Business....
If that isn't like liberals punishing honest firearms owning citizens because of crime....I don't know what it is!
And I like Bush, but unlike the demobots if we have differences we are not about to keep silent about them.
First Secure the borders!
Then we'll figure out what to do with the illegals once they can't get away.
Doesn't get what? Or does he just disagree with you?
Oh, he gets it alright, and he will keep shoving Mexico down our throats until his promises to Vicente Fox and his globalist buddies are kept, whether we like it or not.
"W" turned out to be nothing than a pitiful sock puppet, created to spread the globalist propaganda. Americans have caught on to his game, and we know it stinks.
sad to say, because I like W, but this is true.
When my 21 year old can see it and the president can't that is a sorry state of affairs.
Those businesses that broke the law and hired illegals deserve to be punished.
There's no way we're going to get our borders under control unless we do it. In fact, it is more important than building a wall.
That applies to the President's task of securing the border.
That doesn't make any sense
I think the DemocRATS have been successful in convincing President Bush that we need all these Mexicans to pay Social Security for all the retiring boomer babies.
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