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Bush: Americans will realize need for aliens
The Washington Times ^ | July 20, 2007 | Stephen Dinan

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; borderfence; caca; crimaliens; digitdeeper; georgebush; illegalaliens; illegalimmigration; illegals; immigrantlist; immigration; tr; unemployment; useconomy
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Knock knock...Who's there?

OMG, full employment could be reached?

You're going to be sorry THEN.

1 posted on 07/20/2007 6:17:50 PM PDT by Baladas
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To: Baladas

According to Drudge....”18 Months Left At White House”...

Can’t come soon enough.


2 posted on 07/20/2007 6:19:17 PM PDT by rottndog (Government is a necessary evil, but as with all evils, the less of it the better.)
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To: Baladas
"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."

And people will be saying "What do you pay man, i'm a precious commodity man. It's called supply and demand man".
3 posted on 07/20/2007 6:20:37 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Greed is NOT a conservative ideal.)
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To: rottndog

Let him go to mexico n take his workers with him...


4 posted on 07/20/2007 6:21:06 PM PDT by angelcindy (Where's the Fence?????)
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To: Baladas

Bush,”American’s will realize the need for aliens” Yes, Mr Bush, LEGAL ALIENS NOT ILLEGAL ALIENS!


5 posted on 07/20/2007 6:21:16 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (I'd rather be hunting with dick than driving with ted)
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To: 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..."

The guy doesn't know when to shut up.

6 posted on 07/20/2007 6:21:42 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: rottndog

Unless you think Hilary will win. Then it will come to fast.


7 posted on 07/20/2007 6:21:57 PM PDT by Brimack34 (Congress "Go Home Now")
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To: Baladas

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.


8 posted on 07/20/2007 6:22:30 PM PDT by Tall_Texan (Global warming? Hell, in Texas, we just call that "summer".)
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To: Baladas

OMG, who is this PodBush????


9 posted on 07/20/2007 6:22:38 PM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX --Soccer Mom, Bible Thumper and Proud to be an American! RUN, FRED, RUN!!!)
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To: Baladas

10 posted on 07/20/2007 6:22:40 PM PDT by Perdogg (Cheney for President 2008)
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To: angelcindy

You gave me this image in my head....Bush the pied piper leading the hordes back across the border...


11 posted on 07/20/2007 6:22:54 PM PDT by rottndog (Government is a necessary evil, but as with all evils, the less of it the better.)
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To: angelcindy

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.


12 posted on 07/20/2007 6:23:34 PM PDT by Plains Drifter (If guns kill people, wouldn't there be a lot of dead people at gun shows?)
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To: Baladas

“coyotes”


14 posted on 07/20/2007 6:25:33 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (sing after me......de-por-ta-tion cha-cha-cha)
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To: Baladas

“President Bush yesterday said Americans will soon realize they need the immigrants...”

Don’t hold yer breath, there, pal.


15 posted on 07/20/2007 6:26:11 PM PDT by RepublitarianRoger
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To: Baladas
He must not have ever seen the show "Dirty Jobs"
16 posted on 07/20/2007 6:27:03 PM PDT by mom4kittys (If velvet could sing, it would sound like Josh Groban)
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To: Baladas

If you ate Food today, Thank a Mexican.

Pray for W and Our Troops


17 posted on 07/20/2007 6:27:15 PM PDT by bray (Member of the FR President Bush underground)
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To: Plains Drifter

You hit the nail right on the head,stop the welfare and the lazy bums will work or starve.


18 posted on 07/20/2007 6:27:39 PM PDT by TLEIBY308
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To: Baladas

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.


20 posted on 07/20/2007 6:28:08 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: Baladas
Oh my gosh. What has happened to him?SmileyCentral.com
21 posted on 07/20/2007 6:28:10 PM PDT by CremeSaver
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To: Baladas
After hearing Bush in TN on illegals and the border patrol agents, I am about ready to join the Dems and impeach him. It seems obvious from the fact he and the prosecutor are such close friends; by the fact that a Bush appointee judged their case; by the suppression of a great deal of evidence; by the fact that the drug runner was later apprehended again, violating his immunity--Bush made a showcase of this to show his grerat friends in the Mexican govt. that he would make good his promises to them to help their illegals.

Disgusting!

The only thing I am still with Bush on is Iraq, and there even, great mistakes have been made in the PC rules of engagement.

vaudine

22 posted on 07/20/2007 6:28:50 PM PDT by vaudine (RO)
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To: bray

ROFLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


23 posted on 07/20/2007 6:29:10 PM PDT by eeevil conservative (PROTECTING AMERICA! the job American politicians WILL NOT DO!)
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To: Baladas

Wo don’t want your North American Union, Mr. President!

No matter hwo much you want to talk about the deficit or whatever, WHICH YOU ALSO SCREWED UP, we wont’ forget this issue.


24 posted on 07/20/2007 6:30:20 PM PDT by ovrtaxt (The FairTax and the North American Union are mutually exclusive.)
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To: TLEIBY308

Works for me.


27 posted on 07/20/2007 6:31:28 PM PDT by Plains Drifter (If guns kill people, wouldn't there be a lot of dead people at gun shows?)
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To: bray

Sorry. I’m too busy thanking a Mexican for showing up at my small town’s Fourth of July carnival for wearing a Mexican soccer jersey.

Maybe tomorrow I will thank him for the cereal and the hamburger.

APf


28 posted on 07/20/2007 6:32:43 PM PDT by APFel (Regnum Nostrum Crescit)
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To: bray
If you ate Food today, Thank a Mexican.

Right, because Americans are too stupid to figure out how to feed people.

Get real.

29 posted on 07/20/2007 6:32:45 PM PDT by ovrtaxt (The FairTax and the North American Union are mutually exclusive.)
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To: Ramius

The Nile is a River that runs through FR. All the Border Guards pretend the crops will just plant and harvest themselves.

Pray for W and Our Troops


30 posted on 07/20/2007 6:32:48 PM PDT by bray (Member of the FR President Bush underground)
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To: Baladas

With all due respect Mr. President you are full of crap!


31 posted on 07/20/2007 6:33:39 PM PDT by vpintheak (Like a muddied spring or a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way to the wicked. Prov. 25:26)
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To: Tall_Texan
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.

As someone who has paid tens of thousands of dollars into Social Security, I would love to see it collapse completely. And I wouldn't even want a refund. I wish the government, right now today, would stop cutting social security checks and stop taking social security out of paychecks. And I honestly don't care if you are 55 years old and have paid into the system for the last 40 years. Tough luck. Just end it.

32 posted on 07/20/2007 6:34:23 PM PDT by joseph20
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To: Baladas

To keep this country going we have to have a certain amount of immigration. But, I beg, this immigration must be legal. Otherwise, we will become Mexico north or, even worse, Iran West.


33 posted on 07/20/2007 6:34:53 PM PDT by doc1019 (Fred Thompson '08)
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To: Baladas

I love our President and support his WOT and economic plans 100% but I disagree with his stand on immigration.
The problem with labor/workers/productivity in America is government. Government builds too many bird feeders. Government and the courts overregulate and interferes too much with free trade and commerce. What business does government have in setting wages via federal minimum wage laws? In addition, government funds inefficiency - classic case is funding of most government agencies - and financially supports inefficient and ineffective institutions - universities - by underwriting loans, etc.
It’s not that we don’t have workers but for many otherwise available workers, living off government largess is more desirable.


34 posted on 07/20/2007 6:35:03 PM PDT by caisson71
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To: Tall_Texan
I think you're right, TT. We do need some unskilled workers in this country; it is the "curse", I guess, of an educated citizenry.

I just wish the conservatives would move on: Bush knows he lost, and though he had a point to make, he should have put border security first.

The War on Terror, tax cuts, a conservative judiciary and the protection of innocent life are things most conservatives can agree with the President on...perhaps we can focus on those things now.

35 posted on 07/20/2007 6:35:04 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (I am SO glad to no longer be associated with the party of Dependence on Government!)
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To: ovrtaxt

Because the migrant workers actually plant and harvest our Food. You guys have gotten more milage out of that line than a solar car.

How bout fighting the Dems for a change???

Pray for W and Our Troops


36 posted on 07/20/2007 6:35:18 PM PDT by bray (Member of the FR President Bush underground)
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To: rottndog

I have to agree.


37 posted on 07/20/2007 6:35:22 PM PDT by Unicorn (Too many wimps around.)
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To: bray
The Nile is a River that runs through FR. All the Border Guards pretend the crops will just plant and harvest themselves.

Paying illegals 3.85/hour is pretty much planting and harvesting the crops themselves.

You should be a slavery advocate. At least you'd be honest with yourself and other FReepers.

APf

38 posted on 07/20/2007 6:35:43 PM PDT by APFel (Regnum Nostrum Crescit)
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To: Baladas

What kind of drugs is the man taking??


39 posted on 07/20/2007 6:36:31 PM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: bray

I did plenty of farm work when I was younger, have you ever gotten any dirt under your nails or is that beneath you?


40 posted on 07/20/2007 6:36:45 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Greed is NOT a conservative ideal.)
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To: rottndog

We need a countdown calendar.


41 posted on 07/20/2007 6:37:26 PM PDT by Pelham (Johnny Sutton, saving drug smugglers from the Border Patrol)
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To: bray

Fight the Dems? Sure. I just wish the President would lead the charge.

But I can’t take a swing at Ted Kennedy becasue W’s lips are usually all over him.


42 posted on 07/20/2007 6:38:21 PM PDT by ovrtaxt (The FairTax and the North American Union are mutually exclusive.)
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To: APFel
It took nearly 40 posts before the Slavery line. What a joke you are. Never knew slaves came to America on their own.

Let’s get this straight, you want to protect the slaves by Rounding them up and herding them back to Mexico. Your compassion is underwhelming.

Pray for W and Our Troops

43 posted on 07/20/2007 6:38:37 PM PDT by bray (Member of the FR President Bush underground)
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To: mom4kittys

I love that show. When I was 20 I had some jobs just like that.


44 posted on 07/20/2007 6:39:48 PM PDT by Pelham (Johnny Sutton, saving drug smugglers from the Border Patrol)
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To: cripplecreek

Bet I worked on more farms and picked more crops than you did.

Here’s a thought, how bout addressing the issue of where you going to find labor to replace the Mexicans rather than your cheap attacks.

Pray for W and Our Troops


45 posted on 07/20/2007 6:40:48 PM PDT by bray (Member of the FR President Bush underground)
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How bout fighting the Dems for a change???

It is a shame, but most of us now feel that we have to fight both Democrats and many Republicans as well. I will pray for our troops.

46 posted on 07/20/2007 6:41:00 PM PDT by CremeSaver
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To: Baladas

Legal Mr. Bush...Legal.


47 posted on 07/20/2007 6:41:34 PM PDT by cubreporter ( Rush has done more for our country from where he sits than anyone will ever know.)
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To: bray

Supply and demand little lady, supply and demand.


48 posted on 07/20/2007 6:42:06 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Greed is NOT a conservative ideal.)
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To: ronnie raygun

“Bush,”American’s will realize the need for aliens” Yes, Mr Bush, LEGAL ALIENS NOT ILLEGAL ALIENS!”

Your statement above must be too simple to understand. I agree, legal not illegal.


49 posted on 07/20/2007 6:43:06 PM PDT by mjaneangels@aolcom ("nor prohibiting the free exercise thereof.")
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To: Recovering_Democrat
I think you're right, TT. We do need some unskilled workers in this country; it is the "curse"

We have plenty of home-grown unskilled workers here man...They are called drop-outs. Good lord, we need to import them too?

50 posted on 07/20/2007 6:44:31 PM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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