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March 17, 2006

As Senators Debate Immigration Bill, Frist Offers His Own

In the New York Times there is an article by Rachel L. Swarns published March 17, 2006.

"WASHINGTON, March 16 — Senator Bill Frist, the Republican leader, introduced a stringent border security bill on Thursday, rejecting pleas from senators in his own party who appealed for more time to finish legislation that would create a guest worker program for foreigners and a legal remedy for millions of illegal immigrants already in the United States.

Mr. Frist said his bill would include several measures already hammered out in negotiations under way in the Senate Judiciary Committee, which had included an increase in the number of border guards, more fencing along the Mexican border and faster deportation of illegal immigrants. But Mr. Frist's bill would not create the temporary worker program that President Bush has urged to legalize the status of the 11 million illegal immigrants thought to be in this country".

For more go to; http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/17/politics/17immig.html?th&emc=th

Posted by VisaLawyer at March 17, 2006 07:21 AM

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