Speaking at a day-long conference in Dallas on immigration and economic reform, former President George W. Bush urged politicians who will likely soon be debating immigration reform "to do so with a benevolent spirit and keep in mind the contribution of immigrants." Bush tried but failed to pass comprehensive immigration reform as president — stymied by his fellow Republicans in Congress. "Immigrants come with new skills and new ideas. They fill a critical gap in our labor market. They work hard for a chance for a better life," Bush said on Tuesday.
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