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Sunday, August 15, 2004

Conservative gets immigration plank

August 15, 2004
Pennsylvania Rep. Melissa A. Hart will lead the Republican Party platform subcommittee that will tackle politically sensitive immigration issues, The Washington Times has learned. The Hart appointment comes amid growing complaints among many in the Republican Party that President Bush's proposed immigration plan would reward illegal aliens in the hope of getting more Hispanics votes for him in November.

Mrs. Hart is known among colleagues for her tough stance on immigration issues. The platform -- a statement of principles nonbinding to the party's presidential candidate -- is being prepared for approval by the party's presidential nominating team in New York. It will call, for the first time, for a constitutional amendment that defines marriage as between a man and a woman. ...

"I'm still getting up off the floor. This is great for those of us interested in a more moderate immigration policy," said Craig Nelson, director of Friends of Immigration Law Enforcement. ... FR Reprint


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