“Delegates to the state Republican convention unleashed a rare chorus of boos and hisses at Sen. Saxby Chambliss (Georgia Republican) on [May 19], as he spoke up for a bipartisan immigrationreform package unveiled in Washington [. . .],” the Atlanta JournalConstitution reports.
“Chambliss had just finished emphasizing his devotion to border-security provisions contained in the measure, and brought up agriculture’s need for temporary, foreign workers.
“ ‘We’ve got to face the fact that we’ve got to create a new, truly temporary-worker program’ — the boos started here, but Chambliss plowed on — ‘for that segment of our economy that need temporary workers.’ [. . .]
“After the speech, Chambliss said he took the crowd’s reaction as a lack of popular understanding of the shape of the current immigration system.”