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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
April 5, 2006

President Urges Senate to Pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Immigration

8:55 A.M. EDT

THE PRESIDENT: The United States Senate is debating a very vital issue for our country, and that is immigration reform. I urge the senators to continue to work toward getting a comprehensive bill; a bill that will help us secure our borders; a bill that will cause the people in the interior of this country to recognize and enforce the law; and a bill that will include a guest worker provision that will enable us to more secure the border, will recognize that there are people here working hard for jobs Americans won't do, and a guest worker provision that is not amnesty, one that provides for automatic citizenship.

President George W. Bush offers remarks to the White House Press Pool before departing Wednesday, April 5, 2006, for Andrews Air Force Base en route to Connecticut.  White House photo by Shealah Craighead This is a vital debate. I thank the members who are working hard to get a bill done. I strongly urge them to come to a conclusion as quickly as possible and pass a comprehensive bill.

Thank you all very much.

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