Alien Amnesty Urged but Unlikely

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Alien Amnesty Urged but Unlikely


Byline: August Gribbin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES

A labor union that represents Mexican workers is pressuring Congress to quickly "regularize the status" of Mexicans working illegally in the United States, but insiders say there will be no action on that issue this year.

The fast-growing, 1.5 million-member Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has begun a mail campaign urging legislators to fix specifics to President Bush's vague declaration that America should ignore the illegal status of an estimated 3.5 million undocumented Mexican workers in the nation and find a way for them to obtain permanent residency en route to becoming citizens.

SEIU also wants a program - possibly a temporary visa arrangement - that builds on the president's concept that it should be legal for Mexicans to flow back and forth across the border to work here and, perhaps, eventually earn U.S. citizenship.

The union, which represents janitors, hospital aides, home care workers and other service workers, has many Hispanic members.

"Members from around the country are sending postcards to Congress, asking legislators to take up the issue. We want the Congress to make immigration fair and help tax-paying, hardworking immigrants to become U.S. citizens," says Renee Asher, a union spokeswoman.

"We're going to see more and more activities of the grass-roots and community variety and efforts by groups and organizations that want lawmakers and President Bush to take up the issue again," Miss Asher said.

The president and ranking members of his administration are dealing with the issue. …

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