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Mexico’s President Tours Northwest U.S., Urges Immigration Reform

President Vicente Fox traveled to the Pacific Northwest to visit migrant workers and meet with business leaders as the Mexican leader continues to call for humane and border-friendly reform to the American immigration laws.

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  • JIM LEHRER:

    From Yakima, Washington, we have a report from NewsHour correspondent Lee Hochberg of Oregon Public Broadcasting.

  • LEE HOCHBERG, NewsHour Correspondent:

    Never before has a Mexican president come to Washington State or to the small farming town of Yakima in the state's agricultural area.

    But with the national immigration battle coming to a boil, Mexican President Vicente Fox expanded his trade mission to Seattle Wednesday to include a speech to anxious and thrilled, mostly Latino, farm workers, 150 miles away at a Yakima apple orchard.

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