Some stuff about Bush's Immigration reform:
"Saying the United States needs an immigration system 'that serves the American economy and reflects the American dream,' President Bush Wednesday outlined a(n) plan to revamp the nation's immigration laws and allow some eight million illegal immigrants to obtain legal status as temporary workers.
"Over the generations, we have received energetic, ambitious optimistic people from every part of the world. By tradition and conviction, our country is a welcoming society," he said. "Every generation of immigrants has reaffirmed the wisdom of remaining open to the talents and dreams of the world." - CNN/ 1-8-04
President Bush opposed an automatic path to citizenship via amnesty... - CNN
President Bush's immigration reforms, his plan, was not adopted by Congress.
Some stuff about Obama's Immigration reform:
"Brushing aside warnings from Republicans, President Obama announced Thursday night that he is granting temporary legal status and work permits to nearly 5 million illegal immigrants, igniting a constitutional furor that amounted to a declaration of war against the incoming Republican majorities in Congress.
"In a 15-minute prime-time address from the White House, Mr. Obama said his action is 'lawful,' and said it offered a new deal for illegal immigrants who had been in the U.S. for at least five years: Come forward and register, pass a background check, and be granted a stay of deportation and a work permit good for at least three years."
President Obama believed his program was not a policy of amnesty. - Dave Boyer/ Washington Times/ 11-20-14
"In a crushing blow to the White House, the Supreme Court announced Thursday it was evenly divided in a case concerning President Barack Obama's controversial executive actions on immigration.
"The one-sentence ruling, issued without comment or dissent, means that the programs will remain blocked from going into effect, and the issue will return to the lower court. It is exceedingly unlikely the programs will go into effect for the remainder of the Obama presidency." - Ariane de Vogue & Tal Kopan/ CNN/ 6-23-16
Congress takes a dive on immigration reform (c. 2016/ posted earlier)
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