From the White House:
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There are people who live in our neighborhood and around the world who are desperate to provide food for their families, and recognize there are available jobs, and they will do anything to come to our country to work, because they want to fight off the poverty and starvation that has affected their loved ones.
…You know, I’ve heard all the rhetoric — you’ve heard it, too — about how this is amnesty. Amnesty means that you’ve got to pay a price for having been here illegally, and this bill does that. But it also recognizes it’s in our nation’s interest to bring people out of the shadows; that there’s got to be a way forward that recognizes there is a penalty for being here illegally — on the other hand, that recognizes that each person has got worth and dignity.
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