President Bush wants to allow illegal immigrants currently working in the
Immigrants fill many jobs that Americans are unwilling to take. Why not allow companies to hire these employees legally. President Bush said, "This new system will be more compassionate. Decent, hardworking people will now be protected by labor laws, with the right to change jobs, earn fair wages and enjoy the same working conditions that the law requires for American workers." These illegal employees will also be required to pay taxes. This would be a great benefit to the
Bush also said, "Our homeland will be more secure when we can better account for those who enter our country," he said. "Instead of the current situation, in which millions of people are unknown ... law enforcement will face few problems with undocumented workers and will be better able to focus on the true threats to our nation from criminals and terrorists," he said.