Fading Hopes on Immigration Reform

The President travels to Arizona to prod Congress for new immigration legislation, but jockeying ahead of the 2008 elections threatens action

President George W. Bush gave an impassioned speech Apr. 9 in Yuma, Ariz., about the need for comprehensive reform of the country's immigration laws—and the need for Congress to take action this year. But the chances of such reform are fading amid partisan politics and positioning ahead of the 2008 Presidential race.

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