New Hope For Illegals?

It's not surprising that George W. Bush made immigration reform his first major initiative of this election year. More than 90% of Hispanics, according to a recent poll, support some kind of legalization program for the estimated 8 million to 10 million illegal immigrants. And Hispanic support could swing a close election the President's way. But the plan still has a long way to go before being enacted, and many details remain unresolved. The major questions:

--HOW WOULD IT WORK? Illegal migrants could apply for a temporary permit that would allow them to work legally for up to three years. To...

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