You can read the transcript here but let me summarize the way that Jorge Bush is attempting to sell us crap and call it chocolate ice cream.
He started by identifying the problem as "urgent."
First, the United States must secure its borders. This is a basic responsibility of a sovereign Nation. It is also an urgent requirement of our national security.
Uh huh, so where was this urgency last year? Or two years ago? Did our commander in chief just check his job desription yesterday?
But this, this is probably my favorite part:
Many use forged documents to get jobs, and that makes it difficult for employers to verify that the workers they hire are legal. Illegal immigration puts pressure on public schools and hospitals ... strains state and local budgets ... and brings crime to our communities. These are real problems, yet we must remember that the vast majority of illegal immigrants are decent people who work hard, support their families, practice their faith, and lead responsible lives. They are a part of American life — but they are beyond the reach and protection of American law.
So we have people who are putting pressure on schools and hospitals, bringing crime and using forged documents but they are "decent people." I'd hate to see who Bush considers to be a bad person.
And the sellout parts:
Therefore, I support a temporary worker program that would create a legal path for foreign workers to enter our country in an orderly way, for a limited period of time. This program would match willing foreign workers with willing American employers for jobs Americans are not doing.
It is neither wise nor realistic to round up millions of people, many with deep roots in the United States, and send them across the border. There is a rational middle ground between granting an automatic path to citizenship for every illegal immigrant, and a program of mass deportation. That middle ground recognizes that there are differences between an illegal immigrant who crossed the border recently - and someone who has worked here for many years, and has a home, a family, and an otherwise clean record.*
*By "clean record" he means that they have broken our immigration laws, broken our labor laws, used forged documents, committed ID theft, perjury, tax evasion but that's it. Of course, the bleeding hearts in congress will insist that certain other crimes be forgiven because otherwise it just "won't be fair."
So we've got millions of illegal aliens who are currently here that will be allowed to stay and then millions of guest workers that will also be allowed to enter. Gee Mr. President, forgive me if I'm not excited.