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Border patrols should be beefed up to keep out illegal aliens, but those already in the United States should be allowed to stay if they pay a fine and take steps to become U.S. citizens, U.S. Sen. Patty Murray said Thursday.

"The Washington economy right now depends on a high factor of immigrant workers, and if we just simply deport everyone unless they can prove they came here legally, we will have a huge impact on our Washington state economy," said Murray, D-Wash. - (Full Article

- Longview Daily News - April 21, 2006