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CRAWFORD, Texas (AP) - President Bush says he's fulfilled his pledge to help beef up border security by sending National Guard troops to Southwestern states. Now, he's challenging Congress to give him legislation that will welcome more foreigners into the country.      

Speaking in his weekly radio address, Bush says immigration reform can only be successful if the get-tough border security is combined with opportunities for more immigrants to enter the country legally.      

Bush wants to provide more temporary worker permits for foreigners willing to take low-wage jobs and allow illegal immigrants working in the U-S for some time to become citizens. But Congress has been unable to agree on such legislation.

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