Geez! - Still pandering for future votes
Bush presses for reform on border policy - The Washington Times: Nation/Politics - December 21, 2004
: "President Bush said yesterday he wants to reform immigration policy so that the Border Patrol will be 'chasing crooks and thieves and drug-runners and terrorists,' and not the thousands who cross the border every day to find work.
Mr. Bush has for months tried to drum up congressional support for his plan to give illegal aliens 'temporary worker cards' that would allow them to legally hold jobs that U.S. businesses say they can't fill with American labor.
At his final formal press conference of the year, Mr. Bush said immigrants are pouring over the U.S. border, mostly from Mexico, to 'put food on the table' and that 'it makes sense for us to recognize that reality. "