U.S. immigration overhaul impossible: Senate leader

Via Forbes.com
09/07/2006

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. congressional leaders are giving up on
broad immigration legislation that would legalize millions of illegal
immigrants and instead will concentrate on border security ahead of the
elections, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said on Wednesday.

“I
think it would be next to impossible to pass a comprehensive bill that
includes dealing with the diversity of 12 million people here in the
next three weeks,” the Tennessee Republican told reporters.

President
George W. Bush backs comprehensive immigration legislation along the
lines passed by the U.S. Senate. That bill would have created a guest
worker program and put millions of illegal immigrants on a path toward
U.S. citizenship.

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