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Gary Penton Wears Sissy Britches: "Over the generations, we have received energetic, ambitious optimistic people from every part of the world. By tradition and conviction, our country is a welcoming society," said President George W. Bush on January 9, 2004. "Every generation of immigrants has reaffirmed the wisdom of remaining open to the talents and dreams of the world." "As a nation that values immigration and depends on immigration, we should have immigration laws that work and make us proud," said President George W. Bush on January 9, 2004. "Yet, today, we do not." "Our homeland will be more secure when we can better account for those who enter our country," President Bush said. "Instead of the current situation, in which millions of people are unknown ... law enforcement will face few problems with undocumented workers and will be better able to focus on the true threats to our nation from criminals and terrorists." "Temporary workers will be able to establish their identities by obtaining the legal documents that we all take for granted. And they will be able to talk openly to authorities to report crimes when they're harmed without the fear of being deported," President Bush said. "This new system will be more compassionate. Decent, hardworking people will now be protected by labor laws, with the right to change jobs, earn fair wages and enjoy the same working conditions that the law requires for American workers," President Bush said.