In a striking reach across party lines, the White House and key lawmakers have agreed on a sweeping immigration plan to grant legal status to millions of people in the country unlawfully. The deal mandates bolstered border security and a high-tech employment verification system to prevent illegal workers from getting jobs. President Bush said the proposal would 'help enforce our borders but equally importantly, it'll treat people with respect.'

Almost instantly, the plan brought vehement criticism from both sides of the immigration issue, including liberals who called it unfair and unworkable and conservatives who branded it an overly permissive amnesty. The proposal constitutes a far-reaching change in the immigration system that would admit future arrivals seeking to put down roots in the U.S. based on their skills, education levels and job experience, limiting the importance of family ties. A new class of guest workers would be allowed in temporarily, but only after the new security measures were in place,  expected to take 18 months.

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Do you think giving amnesty to all the illegal immigrants living in America will help solve the border problems and future illegal immigration, as the White House claims?
In a striking reach across party lines, the White House and key lawmakers have agreed on a sweeping immigration plan to grant legal status to millions of people in the country unlawfully. The deal mandates bolstered border security and a high-tech employment verification system to prevent illegal workers from getting jobs. President Bush said the proposal would `help enforce our borders but equally importantly, it`ll treat people with respect.`

Almost instantly, the plan brought vehement criticism from both sides of the immigration issue, including liberals who called it unfair and unworkable and conservatives who branded it an overly permissive amnesty. The proposal constitutes a far-reaching change in the immigration system that would admit future arrivals seeking to put down roots in the U.S. based on their skills, education levels and job experience, limiting the importance of family ties. A new class of guest workers would be allowed in temporarily, but only after the new security measures were in place, expected to take 18 months.

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14 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 5/22/07 - 1:09:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
People sure aren't liking this - I don't know if I am either.

Opposition to U.S. immigration bill intensifies

To immigrants, US reform bill is unrealistic

14 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 5/22/07 - 1:18:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
Uhm, whatever.
14 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Saturday 5/26/07 - 2:17:44 AM EST (GMT-5)
I find it hard to believe they can't come up with something better than this.
14 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Wednesday 6/6/07 - 4:03:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't think it will help prevent people from trying to cross the border, but it will help the government deal with the illegal immigrants already here. They will now become registered tax payers, and they will also be able to recieve medical treatment without being afraid of deportment.
14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 6/29/07 - 11:58:18 AM EST (GMT-5)
Oh how I love headlines like this...

Blow to Bush as Immigration Bill Crashes Down

14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 6/29/07 - 12:12:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
it says to people thinking of sneaking their way into the country illegally, "Hey, if you make it in and hang in there long enough, we'll let you be a citizen!" It encourages illegal immigration.
12 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 11/24/09 - 11:34:08 AM EST (GMT-5)



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