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Military, Congress Await Details of Bush Plan

President Bush's plan to firm up a porous Southern border by sending in the National Guard suggests the White House sees illegal immigration as an emergency.

But the actual size of the deployment suggests that the real target of the administration's move may be in Washington.

Congress is debating what to do about people who are living in the country illegally.

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Tom Bowman is a NPR National Desk reporter covering the Pentagon.