Bush Calls for Troops, Funds to Secure Border
President Bush proposes adding up to 6,000 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexican border to curb illegal immigration, as well as creating a temporary or "guest" worker program. The president outlined his plans for immigration in a live address from the White House.
The president's remarks were timed to coincide with a debate on immigration in the Senate, which has struggled to find a compromise between toughening border security and easing the path for illegal immigrants to enter the country and work legally.
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