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April 03, 2006

Border Accord Faces 'Chasm'

The Senate may vote this week on a bill creating a residency path for illegal immigrants. The House has taken a harder line, and the GOP is split.
By Jonathan Peterson, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer, April 3, 2006

"WASHINGTON — Majority Leader Bill Frist said Sunday that he wanted the Senate to vote on a far-reaching immigration bill later this week, even as the fate of the legislation remained clouded by stark differences among lawmakers over how to treat up to 12 million illegal immigrants already in the United States.

Whether such immigrants may qualify for guest-worker status and, ultimately, permanent residency and citizenship "will be the fundamental question over the next six days on the floor of the Senate," Frist (R-Tenn.) said on CNN".

At; http://email.latimes.com/cgi-bin1/DM/y/e1D20KMvyp0G2B0HP6A0EJ

Posted by VisaLawyer at April 3, 2006 08:45 AM

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