Bush, senators seek common ground on immigration

President: Bill should allow guest workers, improve security

WASHINGTON (CNN) — President Bush met Tuesday at the White House with a bipartisan group of senators to discuss ways to overhaul immigration, a chat that earned the president kudos from two men normally among his staunchest critics.

The
discussion came as an immigration bill sits stalled in the Senate and
as Majority Leader Bill Frist prepares to bring the issue back to the
Senate floor by Memorial Day.

After the meeting, the senators
said Bush expressed support for a package that would create a
guest-worker program and would determine ways to address the status of
more than 11 million illegal immigrants in the country.

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