Mr Bush said his reform objectives included:
Securing US borders: The number of border guards would rise by 6,000 to 18,000, and new hi-tech detection measures including hi-tech fences, new border patrol roads, and motion sensors would be installed along the 2,000-mile (3,200km) southern border.
A temporary worker programme which would match "honest immigrants" with jobs that employers could not find Americans to do. The workers would have to return to their country of origin after a specified time.
New ID cards for legal foreign workers, to include biometric technology, would allow employers to verify they were hiring legal workers.
Providing illegal immigrants with a chance of citizenship. Mr Bush said applicants would have to pay a penalty for breaking the law, pay back taxes, learn English, and would have to "wait in line" behind legal migrants.
Encouraging immigrants to assimilate, to learn English "and embrace our common identity as Americans".