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    New Bush Attempt to Save Immigration Plan
    Immigration; Posted on: 2007-06-14 11:46:23 [ Printer friendly / Instant flyer ]
    Bush: How about $4.4 billion for border?

    By Jon Ward and Stephen Dinan

    President Bush this morning proposed spending $4.4 billion on border security as the first step in a comprehensive immigration reform bill, in the White House's latest effort to resurrect the bill that failed last week.

    "We're going to show the American people that the promises in this bill will be kept," Mr. Bush said, in a speech to a meeting of the Associated Builders and Contractors.

    Mr. Bush said he understands that "Americans are skeptical about immigration reform," saying that an attempt at immigration reform in 1986 "failed."

    The White House has acknowledged this week that the bill, which stalled last week and was pulled off the Senate floor, failed in part because there is massive grass-roots skepticism about the government's sincerity and ability to secure the border.

    "The American people want a demonstration that we can actually do it," said White House spokesman Tony Snow.

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    News Source: washingtontimes.com

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