The White House, President George W. Bush Click to print this document

For Immediate Release
August 23, 2002

Excerpt from the President's Remarks on Education with Hispanic Leaders

Click here for full transcript.

"And, you know, I've got a shining example right there in Washington I want to share a story with you , because we've got a little problem up there with this particular fellow. His name is Miguel Estrada. He's a young guy. He came to our country as a teenager. He barely spoke English. He had trouble with the language, because he didn't spend any time learning the language. And he got here, and he worked hard, and as a result of a good brain, brilliant mind, he now has argued 15 cases before the United States Supreme Court..

"I've named him to a high bench, but the Senate won't give him a hearing. Here's a kid who comes to our country, works hard, learns the language. He's a brilliant jurist. He can't even get a hearing. I nominated him over a year and a half ago. I want this man to serve as a bright example of what is possible in America. He'll be a great judge, and the Senate needs to act."

Return to this article at:

Click to print this document