Monday, July 25, 2005

Immigration Rising on Bush's To-Do List

Worried that the tone of the immigration debate is pushing Latinos away from the Republican Party, the White House is working with political strategists to create a broad coalition of business groups and immigrant advocates to back a plan President Bush could promote in Congress and to minority voters in the 2006 elections. The strategists say Bush is planning to make immigration a top priority as soon as this fall. The push is being planned to coincide with next year's campaigns for the House and Senate, in which Latino voters could be crucial in several states. It is part of a broader White House strategy to forge a long-lasting majority by drawing more minority voters. The effort is designed to help Bush take control of an increasingly contentious debate that has threatened to split the Republican Party and undermine its outreach to Latino voters. Although the White House has not laid out details for a plan, in January 2004 Bush proposed a guest-worker program that would be open to many illegal immigrants already in the U.S. and to prospective workers abroad. The party's leading voices favoring stricter limits on immigration, such as Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Colo.), remain undaunted — pledging to intensify their efforts.

6 Comments:

At July 25, 2005 10:52 AM, Blogger Kledo said...

Another dark cloud on the horizon. We can only hope that Mr. Bush will fail with his spindoctoring on immigration.

I guess that the result of his reform will be all illegal immigrants turned into legal ones :(.

 
At July 25, 2005 12:24 PM, Blogger CH said...

Kledo:"I guess that the result of his reform will be all illegal immigrants turned into legal ones"

Bush isn't Zapatero..

 
At July 25, 2005 4:48 PM, Blogger Kledo said...

ch, he is not Zapatero but do not be surprised that in this particular point both politicians are of the same conviction.

Just read Fjorman's article about Bush's quotes on Islam.

 
At July 25, 2005 5:04 PM, Blogger bordergal said...

Bush is horrible on illegal immigration. His administration has been taking its marching orders from Fox.

Has anyone here heard about the North American Security Zone? If this goes forward, we're going to be entrusting our security to Mexico, with its high level of corruption and bribery. As well as Canada, with its liberal asylum policies for future jihadis.

Stupidity on steriods? Yes.
Your tax dollars at work? Yes.

It's time to reign in DC, quite firmly.

Kyl/Cornyn have a proposal that is better, but still has some serious flaws.

 
At July 25, 2005 9:02 PM, Blogger nouille said...

Well it seems that there is an upside to Arnold being Governator, he backed the law banning illegals from obtaining a drivers license.

 
At July 26, 2005 7:41 AM, Blogger bordergal said...

Yeah, but he is toying with the idea again as Mr "One Bill" Cedillo reintroduces another attempt at legitimizing the illegitimate.

On the bright side, have you heard about Assemblyman Haynes initiative for a California Border Patrol? If the feds won't do it....

 

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