Bush Eyes Immigration Reforms President Bush proposes a shift in U.S. policy that would allow undocumented workers currently in the country to apply for temporary worker status. The workers could also apply for permanent residency. Under the plan, workers outside the United States would be able to apply for temporary worker status for jobs not claimed by U.S. citizens. NPR's Don Gonyea reports.
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Bush Proposes Revision of Immigrant Work Rules

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Bush Proposes Revision of Immigrant Work Rules

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Bush Proposes Revision of Immigrant Work Rules

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President Bush outlines a series of major immigration reforms described as the most sweeping in nearly 20 years. Bush asks Congress to enact a program that gives temporary legal status to foreign workers, including the estimated 8 million undocumented workers — the majority from Mexico — currently in the United States.