Skip to comments.Bush to Speak About Immigration on Monday , 5/15/06
Posted on 05/12/2006 7:31:27 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
WASHINGTON - President Bush plans to address the nation Monday night on the immigration debate, trying to build momentum for legislation that could provide millions of illegal immigrants a chance to become American citizens.
The White House said it was seeking time from television networks for the president's remarks.
"This is crunch time," Tony Snow, the new White House press secretary said Friday at his first off-camera, or informal, briefing.
On Thursday, Senate leaders reached a deal to revive a broad immigration bill that had appeared doomed just several weeks ago.
Key to the agreement is who will be negotiating a compromise with the House, which last December passed an enforcement-only bill that would subject the estimated 11 million to 12 million illegal immigrants in the United States to felony charges as well as deportation.
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., said the Senate will send 14 Republicans and 12 Democrats to negotiate with the House, with seven of the Republicans and five Democrats coming from the Judiciary Committee. The remaining seven Republicans will be chosen by Frist and remaining seven Democrats chosen by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.
US President George W. Bush waves as he walks to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC. on May 11. The United States must talk directly to Iran about its disputed nuclear programme because Tehran will not negotiate seriously if Washington is not involved, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan said.(AFP/Mandel Ngan)
plans to address the nation Monday night on the immigration debate, trying to build momentum for legislation that could provide millions of illegal immigrants a chance to become American citizens.
Waste of time, we are not buying it. He still doesn't get it.
Will it be in English?
Unfortunately, that is an excellent question.
>>Will it be in English?<<
And which flag will they be waving?
What part of this doesn't he understand?!
If the government doesn't care about this law, why should we care about obeying any law?
Chaos is coming ......and then dictatorship.....
It happens in every empire.....it is inevitable!!
President Bush plans to address the nation Monday night on the immigration debate, trying to build momentum for legislation that could provide millions of illegal immigrants a chance to become American citizens.
I'm sure the president believes what he is doing is reasonable, but Americans are fed up.
Can't we just negotiate with Iran-let them keep any nukes they may aready have in the country? It'd be too much to expect them to get rid of them if they're already there.
And he never will!
The handlers of the illegals get it loud and clear!
Thiey are America! This is their country because it's connected to Mexico.
That's what kills me...do people honestly think that the militant Mexican-flag-waving mobs we saw recently will soften their militancy once legalized?
They will see it as a victory for Aztlan. Give 'em an inch, they'll take the whole country.
He is going to try and covert 80% of americans with his vaulted communication skills.
He's violating his oath and I can no longer support him.
What's there to discuss? Enforce the laws already on the books!
Bush is/has already lost many of his die hard supporters. All he needs to do is look at FNC to see what the views are voting to see more of and read FR posts. He is not the man I voted for.
He's sticking to House Republicans, trying to pressure them into caving once the Senate bill passes.
He's quite a Republican.
And then they wonder why nobody listens to them...
The Aztlanazi's have it coming to them however, because there are more than enough ordinary Americans who will more than welcome an opportunity to rid these militants of there "habits".
Gives a whole new meaning to the term "TEX MEX" doesn't it?
Bush could turn everything around---and I mean to the point of double-digit GOP victories in the fall---if he said six words.
"I was wrong" and "No, su puede."
Unfortunately, a mostly great President, instead of giving an address to the nation, needs to listen to an address of The People and why we won't go along with another Amnesty Program - it is a never ending saga of give away of our rights.
Pukin, these anti-Bush folks are a one note orchestra. They've got nothing important to say even when they aren't bitching and whining.
#6 you're right on!
It's coming and the stupid **its will welcome it.
The scuttlebutt is that the President has heard our complaints, and intends to propose that no worker program will be implemented until the borders are certified as secured.
1. Amesty in any form is still unacceptable under the rule of law.
2. Talk is cheap - I'll believe it when I see it, six months till election day.....tick tock - tick tock
(nice use of "negative nabobs" ! a throw-back to the nixon administration!)
I doubt that very much, although I'd be delighted to see it happen. I'll check in on this thread to eat crow if he does announce a no-wiggle-room policy of border control.
I wonder if this'll manage to drive GWB's approval ratings even lower if some number of Republicans who now associate amnesty with the Democrats realize that's what GWB also wants. The biggest irony here is that the 1/3 of voters who still support GWB are the most conservative, and so they're all but interchangable with the 1/3 of voters who most strongly oppose amnesty. The other 2/3 are hardly likely to switch to approval of GWB because of this, so all I see is downside from a political viewpoint.
Expergiscere et coffeam olface, tiro astromachus.
Only if they can't bring in grandma and grandpa, and the 55 cousins, and their dependents and so on ad infinitum.
That won't happen, so it's better to drop the whole idea.
me too, but so far I have NOT had to eat my words. I do hurl everytime I hear the "jobs americans won't do" phrase, does that count?
Sunny Colorado. Taking the kids four wheeling in my new Jeep. We're going to try a little gold panning. Nothing like a little mountain air to purge some of the poison posted on this site lately.
Thanks! They love to play with the pics these days.. and so do many here. ;-)
However... please let the president know that "Immigration reform" begins with SECURING THE BORDER FIRST... Then we can consider the problem at hand This picture to "illustrate" the point :)
I believe we will see some strong overtures toward conservatives ... I can think of no other good reason for this speech.
What's going on? This passed LAST DECEMBER?
WHY isn't it being enforced NOW
Read it again. Sounds like it passed the House but not the Senate. We don't know that the President would have signed it.
Don't get me wrong. I am with you.
I'm not anti-Bush, and politics is a little more complicated in the real world.
makes me wonder whats wrong with the editors...
Yer gonna need a lot more than air to purge the poison from this bunch...metaphorically speaking of course.
I agree. Let the man speak.
Congre$$ is already actually talking about building some fences finally, actually paying more attention to the borders and committing additional resources.
We need to remember Our gubamint is a big clumsy thing of a ship and takes a while to change directions.
Like I said...amusing.
Even if I misread it, we have OOLDES of OTHER LAWS that OUTLAW illegal aliens.
WHY do we need more and more laws, saying what we already have on the books and they're NOT enforced. It's a joke.
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