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January 20, 2006

Immigration Rift in GOP Up for Vote

There is an article in the Los Angeles Times by Peter Wallsten, Times Staff Writer which details the split in the Republican Party over immigration.

"WASHINGTON — A deep split within the Republican Party over immigration policy is now reaching into the highest levels of the GOP machinery, as members of the Republican National Committee, which typically operates in lock step with the White House, are poised to vote today on a resolution repudiating President Bush's call for a guest-worker program.

A member of the committee, which acts as a national steering panel for the party, gathered enough signatures to force the vote, setting up a highly unusual public debate over an issue on which Bush has set a clear direction.

Bush has proposed letting workers from abroad, as well as some of the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the U.S., legally take jobs in the United States as temporary workers. But the resolution before the party leadership today argues that a guest-worker program would "only result in more illegal immigration and increased crime in our country."

For more go to; http://email.latimes.com/cgi-bin1/DM/y/exhF0KMvyp0G2B0HEFo0EH

Posted by VisaLawyer at January 20, 2006 06:48 AM

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