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01/10/04 - Mexico City

Mexico's President Says Migrants Don't Want U.S. Amnesty, Citizenship

President Bush's proposal to give rights to illegal immigrants is getting a big endorsement from Mexico's President Vicente Fox.

He and Bush will be meeting in Monterrey, Mexico, Monday in advance of the 34-nation Summit of the Americas.

Bush's plan would create a guest-worker program for foreigners who have jobs or a promise of work. But their special labor visas would not automatically lead to citizenship. Fox says most migrants don't want to become U.S. citizens. He says what they want is to have their rights respected.

Speaking to foreign reporters in Mexico City, Fox describes the improving relationship with Washington as very constructive and very positive. As he puts it, "We are enchanted with our relationship with the United States."

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