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SPANISH LANGUAGE NEWSPAPER: "Bush Presiona Por La 245(i)" [Bush Presses On Behalf of 245(i)
La Opinion (Spanish daily in L.A.) ^ | 21 March 2002 | La Opinion News Writers

Posted on 03/21/2002 12:59:23 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo


"Bush Pushes For 245(i)

He Assures That He Wants to Demonstrate To Mexico That The United States Has Compassion For The People Who Live Here

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP). - - President George W. Bush insisted to the Congressmen who approved a plan of amnesty for the undocumented immigrants, adding that he wants to take to the measure to Mexico this week as and effor to prove the compassion of the United States.

Bush said yesterday that the legislation, 245(i), will increase the security in the border. The proposed ammendment requires more unalterable identity cards, stricter entrance examinations and the monitoring of the foreign students and visitors of interchange to make sure that they do not violate his conditions of permanent residence. The legislation would also indicate that the USA is worried and wants to maintain as intact the Mexican families. "We believe in Family Values", said Bush to reporters at the end of a cabinet meeting. The law also extends a term to give to hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants the opportunity to ask for residence without leaving the United States first. It was approved by the House of Representatives and waits the approval of the Senate.

Some conservatives are against to the programs of amnesty for the illegal immigrants saying that this sanctions illicit border crossings.

Although the law concerns undocumented immigrants, Bush three times talked about legal immigrants while it promoted it. A spokesman said that Bush meant the immigrants who fill the requirements to get to be resident legal.

"I depart for Mexico. I want to demonstrate to our friends Mexican that we are compasivos with people that live here legally, that we do not divide the families of the people who are here legally ", Bush affirmed. The Republicans seem to lean on several issues in order to gain the favor of the ethnic group of the greatest growth in the USA, including a relaxation of immigration.

Thursday, Bush initiates a Latin American tour that will take him to Mexico, Peru and El Salvador. The White House clarified its offer of external foreign aid yesterday. The last week the government jeopardized 5.000 million dollars extra for the nations developing throughout next the three years. With the previous commitments, he would totalize 10.000 million dollars in that period. Bush proposed 1.700 million dollars for the first year, 3.300 million for the second and 5.000 million for third and the subsequent ones, said to the spokeswoman Claire Buchan."

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: 245i; amnesty; bush; congress; illegalaliens; mexico
The original Spanish:

"Bush Presiona Por La 245(i)

Asegura que quiere demostrar a México que EU es compasivo con la gente que vive aquí

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP).-- El presidente George W. Bush insistió a los legisladores que aprueben un plan de amnistía para los inmigrantes indocumentados, aduciendo que quiere llevar la medida a México esta semana como prueba de la compasión de Estados Unidos. Bush dijo ayer que el proyecto, el 245(i), incrementará la seguridad en la frontera. Una enmienda propuesta requiere documentos de identidad más inalterables, exámenes de admisión más estrictos y la vigilancia de los estudiantes extranjeros y visitantes de intercambio para asegurarse de que no violen sus condiciones de permanencia. El proyecto también indicaría que EU se preocupa por mantener intactas las familias mexicanas. "Creemos en los valores familiares", dijo a los reporteros al término de una reunión de gabinete. La medida también extiende un plazo para dar a cientos de miles de inmigrantes indocumentados la oportunidad de solicitar residencia sin salir del país. Fue aprobada por la Cámara de Representantes y aguarda la aprobación del Senado. Algunos conservadores se oponen a los programas de amnistía para los inmigrantes ilegales por considerar que recompensan los cruces ilícitos de la frontera. Aunque el proyecto está destinado a los inmigrantes indocumentados, Bush se refirió tres veces a los inmigrantes legales mientras lo promovía. Un portavoz dijo que Bush quiso decir los inmigrantes que llenan los requisitos para llegar a ser residentes legales. "Me voy a México. Quiero demostrar a nuestros amigos los mexicanos que somos compasivos con la gente que vive aquí legalmente, que no dividimos las familias de la gente que se encuentra aquí legalmente", afirmó. Los republicanos se apoyan en varias cuestiones para ganarse el favor del grupo étnico de mayor crecimiento en EU, incluyendo una flexibilización de la inmigración. El jueves, Bush inicia una gira latinoamericana que lo llevará a México, Perú y El Salvador. Ayer la Casa Blanca aclaró su ofrecimiento de ayuda exterior. La semana pasada el gobierno comprometió 5,000 millones de dólares extra para las naciones en desarrollo a lo largo de los próximos tres años. Con los compromisos anteriores, totalizaría 10,000 millones de dólares en ese período. Bush propuso 1,700 millones de dólares para el primer año, 3,300 millones para el segundo y 5,000 millones para el tercero y subsiguientes, dijo la portavoz Claire Buchan."

Perhaps the only word that does not come across is "undocumented immigrants". This should correctly transfer linguistically as: ILLEGAL ALIENS, i.e. lawbreakers of U.S. Federal statute.

1 posted on 03/21/2002 12:59:23 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo
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To: AmericanInTokyo

What a laugh! Try being "undocumented" the next time you are pulled over by the police and see what happens to your ass!

3 posted on 03/21/2002 1:42:31 PM PST by fightu4it
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To: AmericanInTokyo
4 posted on 03/21/2002 1:50:25 PM PST by snopercod
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Agreed, PRS. Like any immigrant group, Mexicans will have an "adaptation curve," but most of them are more than willing to adapt to American life and take advantage of the opportunities here. No - not welfare, but small businesses, education for their kids, etc.

I think that a freer flow of people can be mutually beneficial to both Mexico and the US. But it should go both ways. For one thing, what about making it easier and safer for Americans to live in or start businesses in Mexico?

Many Americans are shortsighted on this. Most Latin American immigrants want to learn English and be like anybody else. It's only the various educational establishment folks and other Democrat minions who don't want this to happen.

Conservatives should seize this opportunity. If people come here, it's because they want to be part of this country; if they send money to their families in their home countries, their families want their countries to be more like ours. We are building up support - and don't forget, these folks have the same Judeo-Christian background that we do, and in many cases, they take it a lot more seriously. I think Bush understands this, but I there there are a lot of people on FR who don't.

5 posted on 03/21/2002 1:51:22 PM PST by livius
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To: livius
By the way, just to add to what you said, Hispanic Americans are more highly represented among medal winners in combat than any other ethnic group; have served in disproportionately high numbers in the military (compared to their population here); and have higher rates of English speakers by the third generation that any other ethnic group in history. Apparently this is what people mean when they say Hispanics are "un-assimilable."
6 posted on 03/21/2002 1:59:33 PM PST by LS
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To: AmericanInTokyo
by the way,do you know who owns la opinion?

the los angeles times.

7 posted on 03/21/2002 2:48:50 PM PST by green team 1999
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To: LS; Livius; PRS
More mass immigration? To what end? We have plenty of Americans, that are out of work, that need those job opportunities.

We don't need any more cheap labor to drive wages down.

We don't need a mercenary army, either.

We don't need any additional immigration. Americans can populate this country, just fine, all by themselves.

It wasn't so long ago that the liberals were all concerned about the devastion that would be caused by over-population in the United States. What changed?

8 posted on 03/21/2002 6:11:29 PM PST by 4Freedom
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To: livius;ls
Have you seen the video about LaRaza, MeCHA, Southwest Voter Registration drive? These groups will tell you their goal is to take back SW US. They say they can take down the most powerful nation in the world without firing a shot by means of migration. They are four years ahead of their goal.

It is these leaders talking; not somebody saying they heard them. Go to and get the video. After viewing, I think, you will change your mind. Please, just find out what they plan to do. Thanks.

9 posted on 03/21/2002 7:39:12 PM PST by Travelgirl
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To: livius
I understand adhering to the rule of law, and administering justice in fairness weighted towards those who obeyed the law....but I think there are a lot of people on FR who don't
10 posted on 03/22/2002 4:51:32 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo
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To: LS
Illegal immigrants from Mexico appear to be one of the least loyal groups of people in support of the United States immediately after the 9-11 attacks.

This is supported by polls of the population segment here and also in Mexico. It is just 'take', 'take', 'take'.

And besides, what is being done is illegal.

Why not admit it, you'd be fuming if Clinton pushed this stuff and you might well change your position if Bush changed his (to common sense.)

11 posted on 03/22/2002 4:53:59 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo
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To: Sabertooth
12 posted on 03/22/2002 12:30:45 PM PST by Uncle Bill
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