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As illegal aliens continued flooding across the southern border, President Bush told a group of congressmen Wednesday that he wants to secure the border, first, then enact a guest-worker program. ??¢â???¬?????You??¢â???¬â???¢ve got to convince the American people that we??¢â???¬â???¢re going to secure our borders, that we will actually enforce the law that we passed, and then you can get to a guest-worker program,??¢â???¬  House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R.-Tex.) said after meeting with the President. ??¢â???¬?????What I just said mirrors exactly what the President said, without any prompting.??¢â???¬  White House spokeswoman Erin Healy told the New York Times, ??¢â???¬?????Border security is one of the President??¢â???¬â???¢s highest priorities.??¢â???¬  Yet, well into the President??¢â???¬â???¢s fifth year in office the border remains wide open.