Skip to comments.Bush: Americans will realize need for aliens
Posted on 07/20/2007 6:17:46 PM PDT by Baladas
President Bush yesterday said Americans will soon realize they need the immigrants and foreign temporary workers that would have been allowed by his immigration bill, which was defeated in the Senate last month.
Mr. Bush, in a town hall session in Nashville, Tenn., also refused to say whether he will pardon two U.S. Border Patrol agents convicted of shooting a fleeing drug-smuggling suspect, saying the prosecutor was a friend of his who made his case to the jury that convicted the agents.
If Mr. Bush was hoping the immigration issue would disappear after his bill's failure, those hopes were dashed, as he was asked repeatedly about border security during the forum meant to highlight his commitment to cutting the deficit.
"The bill failed and I can't make a prediction to you at this point, sir, where it's going to head," the president told one questioner. "I can make you a prediction, though, that pretty shortly people are going to be knocking on people's doors saying, man, we're running out of workers."
Mr. Bush said there are workers who will do jobs Americans aren't doing in the agriculture sector in particular, and without them the jobs will go unfilled.
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OMG, full employment could be reached?
You're going to be sorry THEN.
According to Drudge....”18 Months Left At White House”...
Can’t come soon enough.
Let him go to mexico n take his workers with him...
Bush,”American’s will realize the need for aliens” Yes, Mr Bush, LEGAL ALIENS NOT ILLEGAL ALIENS!
The guy doesn't know when to shut up.
Unless you think Hilary will win. Then it will come to fast.
He’s right and he’s wrong. We need immigrants and we need more citizens or our social security system will collapse. However, his bill was not the answer.
How many illegal aliens are not working in the U.S. now because the Senate failed to pass his bill? None, I think.
OMG, who is this PodBush????
You gave me this image in my head....Bush the pied piper leading the hordes back across the border...
We may need LEGAL aliens someday Mr. Bush, but right now build the damn fence!!!!
We could do away with some of the need for aliens in this country if we would stop paying some of our citizens not to work, but to sit at home on their asses and collect welfare checks.
“President Bush yesterday said Americans will soon realize they need the immigrants...”
Don’t hold yer breath, there, pal.
If you ate Food today, Thank a Mexican.
Pray for W and Our Troops
You hit the nail right on the head,stop the welfare and the lazy bums will work or starve.
Too bad the title was butchered to bias. But oh well.
The amnesty provisions were wrong, but the President is right about the basic need for immigrant labor. Its just a fact. We have a robust economy and a job surplus. We do need more ~legal~ immigrant labor in this country.
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