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June 13, 2007
Bush Lobbies G.O.P. Senators on Immigration
By CARL HULSE and JEFF ZELENY
"We've got to convince the American people that this bill is the best way to enforce our border," Mr. Bush said...
Bush said, adding "the time is now to move a comprehensive piece of legislation."
Senator Mel Martinez, chairman of the RNC, said the new focus on security measures was intended as "a confidence-building measure" to shore up support among Republicans....
"I don't think he changed any minds...," Mr. Martinez said.