Bush urges ‘civil’ immigration debate

March 23, 2006

WASHINGTON (AP) — Anticipating
turbulent debate over immigration, President Bush urged Congress on
Thursday to grapple with the emotional issue in a way that avoids
pitting groups against each other.

The Senate is to take up
immigration next week — and the president and the leader of his party
are starting out with different ideas about the best way to address the
estimated 12 million illegal immigrants already in the country.

wants Congress to create a program to allow foreigners to gain legal
status in the United States for a set amount of time to do specific
jobs. When the time is up, they would be required to return home
without an automatic path to citizenship.

Bush said Thursday
that his message is: “If you are doing a job that Americans won’t do,
you’re welcome here for a period of time to do that job.”

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