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WASHINGTON - President Bush says changing the nation's immigration policy will make the country more secure and more decent. The president is again calling on lawmakers to work through partisan differences and send him an immigration bill.
He told a small business conference in Washington that a compromise bill reached last week seemed promising -- but said the Senate's top Democrat blocked it. Without mentioning Minority Leader Harry Reid by name, Bush said the Democrat used a "procedural gimmick" to keep senators from voting on amendments. Bush says that effectively thwarted "the will of the American people."
Bush again said any immigration bill needs to contain a temporary worker program, noting that it would help small business owners find workers to do jobs others don't want to do.
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