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“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.”

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