Immigration Reform: Bush's Big Promises

The President assured leaders across Latin America that he would push for reform. Now, he has to tackle Congress

On his week-long visit to five Latin American countries that wound up on Mar. 14, President George W. Bush tried to keep the focus on trade, on U.S. aid for anti-poverty efforts, and on the potential for turning the region's sugar-cane crops into ethanol. But time and again, the subject kept returning to what's uppermost in most Latin Americans' minds these days: immigration.

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