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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
September 6, 2001

President Commends Senate Action on Immigration Legislation
Statement by the Press Secretary

The President commends the Senate for passage of legislation that will help unite families and make America more welcoming of new immigrants. Allowing qualified immigrants to become lawful residents of the United States without first being forced to leave the country and their families is the right thing to do.

This week, President Fox and President Bush have continued to work toward our shared goal of making the migration of families and workers between our nations more orderly, humane, legal, and safe. The President is heartened by the Senate’s action and he looks forward to the House acting quickly to send this legislation to his desk.

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