of Representatives by a wide margin voted April 25 to split
the Immigration and Naturalization Service into two separate
agencies - one to handle immigration services, another for law
vote came after Attorney General John Ashcroft announced the
Bush administration's support for the bill, despite an earlier
position calling on reform from within the agency.
Ashcroft called the House vote a first step and said he would
change the bill as it makes its way to the Senate for consideration