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Ros-Lehtinen teams up with Hillary Clinton

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, who has taken pains to distance herself from President Bush, has teamed up with Sen. Hillary Clinton on legislation aimed at helping newly-arrived immigrants make the transition to life in the U.S.

Clinton said the bill invests in civics and English language education and provides incentives for businesses that help educate their non-English speaking employees.

"By investing in English language education, community support, and other important tools, this legislation will help new Americans become part of the American family," Clinton said.

The bill would increase funding for the Department of Education's family literacy program and offers tax credits to English language learners. It also creates grants for English literacy and offers tax credits to employers who provide workers with English literacy and GED training.

"This act will certainly improve the tools families have at their disposal so that they can truly succeed and incorporate themselves into the fabric of the United States," Ros-Lehtinen said.

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maria

What a shame coming from Ros-Lehtinen, someone so well respected, get away from President Bush, he was the first one that want to sign the bill that was more amnesty than anything else, she probably forgot that Elian Gonzales was, a political immigrant, and the Clinton's sent him back to the Castro's regimen with out thinking 2 times, now the new era, immigration, it's not immigration, Mrs: Clinton and Mrs: Ros-Lehtinen, is illegal immigration, where we also get terrorist and everything else. Is coming to America and respect America like we all did and doing it, also the problem with marrige, we want one man and one women, married like always was, they have right, but we have it too. So don´t account on our votes, for the reazon before explained.
Thank you very much
MC, Miami FL

Maricia Martinez

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and husband Dexter are a disgrace to the Republican Party.

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