Well-Timed Reform

Walsh, Kenneth T.
January 2004
U.S. News & World Report;1/19/2004, Vol. 136 Issue 2, p33
Reports that U.S. President George W. Bush proposed a plan to give temporary legal status to illegal workers. Idea that immigration reform will improve his image with Hispanic voters; States in which immigration is an issue; Outlook for congressional action on the proposal in 2004; Expectation that the plan will be popular with business leaders and foreigners involved in janitorial, child-care, entry-level hospitality, and farm work; Controversy surrounding the immigration package; Opposition from conservatives and liberals; Details of the proposal and how it encourages foreign workers to return to their home country; Reaction of Mexican President Vicente Fox to the idea.


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