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October 02, 2006

U.S. fence ends immigration dream of Mexico's Fox

By Alistair Bell, Reuters, September 30, 2006;

”Mexico City - Mexican President Vicente Fox retires in November with his dream shattered of a U.S. immigration overhaul that would allow millions more Mexicans to work legally north of the border.

Fox was once warmly described by President Bush as an "amigo," and his main foreign-policy objective was persuading U.S. lawmakers to soften immigration laws.

But Fox's quest was as good as ended when the U.S. Senate on Friday gave final congressional approval to building a fence about 700 miles long on the Mexican border to curb illegal immigration. The bill now awaits Bush's expected signature, although it falls short of his goal of a broader overhaul…”.


Posted by VisaLawyer at October 2, 2006 07:47 AM


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