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Utah Governor Talks Trade, Immigration With Fox

Utah Governor Talks Trade, Immigration With Fox

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MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Utah Governor Jon Huntsman discussed trade and immigration issues with President Vicente Fox today and saluted the contribution of Mexican migrants to his state's economy.

Fox again expressed hope that the U-S Congress will grant some form of legal status to the (M)millions of undocumented Mexicans living and working in the United States.

Huntsman called Mexico a strategic partner and said his state's biotechnology, software, and medical equipment industries want to gain more access to markets in this country.

At a joint news conference in Mexico City with Mexican Deputy Foreign Secretary for North America, Geronimo Gutierrez, Huntsman said any immigration accord will have to be approved at the federal level.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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