WASHINGTON, DC: In a show of unity, 23 organisations promoting Indian American and South Asian causes across the United States sent a strong message on Monday to President George W Bush over the heating immigration debate in the country. In March, a new White House “compassionate immigration reform plan” emphasised professional talents and corporate employment needs over family ties for approving legal immigration applications. The coalition says the plan is “unworkable” and “would have a devastating effect on the South Asian community.”

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