State-level Republicans are poised to break with U.S. President George Bush and congressional leaders on the issue of immigration, The Washington Times said.
The most contentious issue is Bush's desire for granting legal residency to several million illegal immigrants who are willing to work through a series of conditions, the report in Tuesday's editions said.
A resolution by the 168-member Republican National Committee opposing the Bush policy has been signed by 47 members, and is scheduled for a vote on Thursday in Minneapolis-St. Paul at the group's annual meeting.
"My signing on to this resolution simply reflects the fact that we in the party around the country fear and feel that no one in Washington is listening to, or cares about, what we feel about issues and policy," Terry Strine, chairman of the Delaware Republican Party, told the Times.
If passed, the resolution would put the party officially at odds with its national leadership, including the president, the party's Senate leaders and the national party's general chairman, the Times said.
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