Immigration Clash?

House Judiciary Chairman James Sensenbrenner (R.-Wis.) and President Bush could be on a collision course over immigration reform given Sensenbrenner’s opposition to the President’s “guest-worker” program (called amnesty by most conservatives). “Obviously, there’s some different ideas when it comes to immigration reform,” White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan told John Gizzi of HUMAN EVENTS. “But we both agree on the importance of making sure that we strengthen our border security and that there are steps we can take to improve our immigration laws.”

McClellan then stressed that Bush had recently reinforced his desire for a guest worker program to “bring about a more orderly and humane immigration system.” When Bush met with congressional leaders last week, however, immigration wasn’t on the agenda, according to McClellan.