Reinventing The Border

Vicente Fox wants the whole enchilada, but George W. Bush must decide how much to give. Fox wants amnesty for all illegal Mexican immigrants and a new guest-worker program. Pressure from Republicans could force a more limited solution--or none. More than half the U.S.'s estimated 9 million illegals are Mexican.

52% Mexico 25% Latin America 10% Asia 13% Other


THE PLAN Fox and Bush are talking about giving legal status to the estimated 4.5 million Mexican illegals currently working in the U.S., allowing them to apply to be citizens or guest workers.

THE UPSIDE Mexican workers who already make up...

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