Thursday, April 12, 2007

House Immigration Reform Caucus blasts Bush proposal

President Bush’s immigration proposal ‘offends the American people's sense of fairness,' says Rep. Lamar Smith, (R-TX). 'It treats illegal aliens better than legal immigrants who have played by the rules and come in the right way.'

Members of the House Immigration Reform Caucus blasted Bush's plan after the President urged lawmakers to move forward with his five-point immigration-reform plan, including a guest-worker program that would give the estimated 12 million to 20 million illegal aliens in the United States legal status and a path to citizenship.

Caucus member Rep. Phil Gingrey, (R-GA), said those who support legal immigration and the rule of law must stand united against any plan for amnesty. 'Have we learned nothing from the past?' he said. 'In 1986, we passed an amnesty plan that did nothing to fix our broken immigration system. In 2007, we can't take that same path to failure. It would be foolish to craft legislation that clearly goes against the will of so many citizens.'

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