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Bush singles out Martinez on immigration

While in Georgia touting immigration reform yesterday, President Bush singled out U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez who was traveling with him:

"I don't know if you know his story, but his mother and father put him on an airplane to come to the United States of America to be raised by total strangers because they didn't want their son to grow up under a tyrant named Fidel Castro."

"He used to sit in the Cabinet of the president of the United States. Now he sits in the United States Senate. What a wonderful country it is, where people can come to live in a country based upon liberty and realize the great blessings of our country."

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 2:25pm]


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