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May 29, 2007 3:00 AM

Bush accuses conservative critics of fear-mongering on immigration

Firing back at conservative critics, President Bush defended his plan to overhaul immigration laws Tuesday and accused its opponents of trying to rile up peoples emotions with misinformation. In an exclusive interview with McClatchy Newspapers, Bush expressed his determination to fight for changes that would let millions of illegal immigrants gain legal status. He cast the debate as a struggle over Americas soul and its reputation as a welcoming nation.

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