New York Times, May 27, 2006
“…Mr. Sensenbrenner said he would continue to reject President Bush’s call for a compromise because he believed that the president, who supports a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, remained out of touch with the public.
…Other advocates for immigrants criticized the bill as favoring illegal immigrants who had been in the country for longer than two years. Those living here for a shorter time would be required to leave.
‘Some people might want to hold their nose and swallow it,’ Stan Mark, program director for the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, said of the provisions in the Senate bill. ‘But I think you can’t have your eyes shut to some of this.'”
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