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  1. -04-02-06 Legislative Battle Ensues Over Immigration (Bloomberg.com)
      "Senator Lindsey Graham said his fellow Republicans will be committing 'political suicide' if they push through Congress immigration legislation that focuses only on building walls along the U.S.-Mexico border and deporting illegal immigrants." 04-06

  2. -04-02-06 Legislative Battle Ensues Over Immigration (CBS News)
      "Senator Lindsey Graham said his fellow Republicans will be committing 'political suicide' if they push through Congress immigration legislation that focuses only on building walls along the U.S.-Mexico border and deporting illegal immigrants." 04-06

  3. -04-06-06 Senate Reaches Agreement on Immigration Bill (Bloomberg.com)
      "Senate Republicans and Democrats reached an agreement on procedures for allowing undocumented aliens to apply for citizenship, clearing an obstacle that stalled legislation overhauling U.S. immigration laws."

      "The compromise splits the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants into three groups, based on how long they have been in the U.S., for the purpose of setting rules on their eligibility to apply for legal status." 04-06

  4. -04-10-06 Two Million Expected in Rally Against Immigration Bill (Bloomberg.com)
      "As many as 2 million people may rally across the U.S. today against an immigration reform bill passed by the House of Representatives that would tighten the borders and impose stiffer penalties on illegal immigrants." 04-06

  5. -04-12-06 Students Join Protests on Immigration (PBS.org)
      "Thousands of students in cities as far flung as Los Angeles, San Diego, Houston and the suburbs of Washington, D.C. walked out of classes last week to protest possible new laws that would crack down on illegal immigration." 04-06

  6. -05-03-06 Bush Tells Immigrants to Learn English (WashintonTimes.com)
      " 'Those who come here to start new lives in our country have a responsibility to understand what America is about and the responsibility to learn the English language so they can better understand our national character and participate fully in American life,' the president said in a ceremony at the White House East Room." 05-06

  7. -05-18-06 Arnold May Not Comply With Bush's Order (CBS News)
      "Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has not decided whether to comply with President Bush's plan to put National Guard troops on the Mexican border and, according to a spokesman, will only make his decision after he gets more information about what the White House has in mind."

      "Also Thursday, the Senate is set to debate an amendment that would make English the national language. It's part of the overall discussion on immigration reform. Lawmakers Wednesday engaged in some give-and-take, backing the construction of a fence on the Mexican border while leaving intact a plan to give millions of illegal immigrants a potential path to citizenship." 05-06

  8. -06-01-06 Schwarzenegger Agrees to Send Troops to Border (Bloomberg.com)
      "Most of the California soldiers won't be armed and would perform support jobs such as surveillance, vehicle repair, road maintenance and repair and communications. Only volunteers would be used on the border, Schwarzenegger said."

      " 'The mission I will assign will be significantly different than the plan laid out by President Bush,' Schwarzenegger said." 05-06

  9. -11-26-06 Fruit Rot as Borders Tighten (ABC News)
      "Thanks to increased security along the Mexican border, thousands of migrant workers who harvest the nation's fruits and vegetables never showed up for work. Ivicevich's pears ripened and then just fell off the tree."

      " 'Do we want to become dependent on foreign food like we are on foreign oil?' asked Toni Scully, a California pear shipper. 'Or do we want to recognize that our food is put on our table by Mexican workers who need a legal way, and deserve a legal way, to come into this country?' " 11-06

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