Immigration Reform Back On Bush Agenda

Even with Democrats more receptive, plan will be tough sell
By Olivia Gage,  Newser User
Posted Apr 9, 2007 1:00 PM CDT
President Bush will reintroduce comprehensive immigration reform today   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – President Bush is making another run at immigration reform, armed with the hope that the Democratic Congress will be more receptive than his own party was last year. In Arizona today Bush will reintroduce a package that sounds suspiciously like his earlier attempt: increased border security, better enforcement of immigration laws in the interior, and the politically sticky guest worker program.

A few changes to appease hard-liners have crept in, including a provision to  increase the number of green cards for skilled workers by slashing family visas. But the bill still faces a serious uphill battle: Nancy Pelosi says she won't consider a vote until Bush produces at least 70 Republican votes, which the beleaguered prez may not be able to muster.