Bush plans crackdown on word "illegal immigration"
Posted Mon, Nov 11, 2005 at 10:50 am
Sometime today, president Bush will pledge a crackdown on the words "illegal immigration" and "illegal alien", Pravda reports. This move - codenamed "No Lie Like a Big Lie, Part #39212" - will attempt to convince as many Americans as possible that Bush is looking out for the best interests of this country.
President George W. Bush is trying to build support for a comprehensive immigration strategy _ and mollify conservatives wary of his guest worker plan for foreigners _ even though Congress has largely shelved the issue for now.
...The president left his Crawford, Texas, ranch after spending nearly a week there for Thanksgiving, to pitch his plan in Tucson, Arizona, on Monday, and El Paso, Texas, on Tuesday. The border states are home to Republican senators who have been vocal on the need to change immigration laws but who aren't entirely sold on Bush's vision.
The president's plan pairs a guest worker program for foreigners with border security enforcement, an attempt to satisfy both his business supporters, who believe foreign workers help the economy, and his conservative backers, who take a hard line on illegal immigration.
In Tucson, the president planned to aim his remarks at those conservatives, emphasizing his proposals to secure the border, remove people who enter the country illegally and strengthen enforcement of immigration laws. Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid asked Bush in a letter Monday to encourage bipartisan and realistic reforms to immigration laws...