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April 26, 2006

Bush, senators make immigration headway

Leading senators from both parties met with President Bush and said he delivered a breakthrough in negotiations for a comprehensive immigration bill this year.

In the Miami Herald there is an article by Dave Montgomery, dmontgomery@krwashington.com

WASHINGTON - President Bush delivered a breakthrough Tuesday in on-again, off-again efforts to push comprehensive immigration legislation through Congress this year, Senate leaders said after a White House meeting with the president.

Bush met with a bipartisan group of more than a dozen senators for an hour and went further than ever before in embracing the core ingredients of a sweeping bill that would grant citizenship to millions of undocumented workers, participants said.

With Bush's stance, the senators expressed confidence the compromise will pass the Senate by the end of next month. Hard work lies ahead after that, however, in reconciling the Senate version with a tough border-enforcement-only bill passed in December by the House.

In a statement issued after he had met the senators, Bush said: ``I strongly believe that we have a chance to get an immigration bill that is comprehensive in nature to my desk before the end of this year.''

At; http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/14428558.htm

Posted by VisaLawyer at April 26, 2006 08:24 AM

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