Skip to comments.Jeb Bush: Conservatives Should Feel Comfortable with Immigration Reform
Posted on 03/10/2013 10:19:57 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said his new book, Immigration Wars: Forging an American Solution, is aimed at conservatives who might have a hard time embracing the increasingly important path-to-citizenship issue.
Bush appeared Sunday in an interview on NBCs Meet the Press to talk about what has been described as a flip flop on his previous position of enabling undocumented workers to become U.S. citizens.
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I feel comfortable with a constitutional amendment banning anyone named Bush from becoming president.
This guy is bad news. I wish he would just go away.
Count me among those having a hard time embracing the rewarding of those breaking our laws with the right to vote.
Each Bush has been a traitor to our country.
Conservatives Should Feel UN-Comfortable with Jeb Bush.....
It’s largely true to say that the Bush family is responsible for the current illegal immigration problem. GHWB was president just after the amnesty of 1986 was being implemented and it was he who failed to enforce the law as was to happen after the amnesty. Then Clinton just coninued the same and then W spent eight years not enforcing the law and using every trick in the book to avoid compliance with the Secure Fence Act of 2006.
The Bushes are certainly qualified to talk about the illegal alien problem because no other family is more responsible for the problem. And their solution is more of the same.
I feel comfortable with immigration reform starting with the repeal of the 1965 immigration act!!!!!
This family is the GOP version of the Kennedy Clan.
Just go away already!
When George W. Bush was 13, his family acquired a nanny:
She was standing on the doorstep, alone in the rain. She looked tired and scared. A few days earlier, Paula Rendon had said goodbye to her family in Mexico and boarded a bus bound for Houston. She arrived with no money and no friends. All she had was an address, 5525 Briar Drive, and the names of her new employers, George and Barbara Bush.[Decision Points, By George W. Bush]
Dubya goes on:
I was thirteen years old when I opened the door that evening in 1959. Before long, Paula became like a second mother to my younger brothers and sister and me. She worked hard, taking care of our family in Texas and her own in Mexico. Eventually she bought a home and moved her family to Houston.
I don’t want anything from any Bush family member again.
Columba Bush (Mrs. Jeb Bush)
Bush was born as Columba Garnica Gallo in León, Guanajuato, Mexico, where she grew up and attended high school. Her parents were Jose Maria Garnica, a migrant worker, and Josefina (or Josephina) Gallo.
She met Jeb Bush in 1971 in León, where he was teaching English as part of a foreign exchange program. They were married on February 23, 1974, in Austin, Texas. The couple have three children: George P. Bush, Noelle Bush, and Jeb Bush, Jr..
She made headlines in June 1999 when she misled U.S. Customs officials about $19,000 (US) in new clothing and jewelry she brought into the country because she did not want her husband to know how much she had spent on a five-day Paris shopping trip.
NO BUSH!!!!!!!! NO WAY, NO HOW....NO MEXICAN ILLEGALS!!!!!
A BUSH GAVE US DHS and TSA...THEY HAVE BILLIONS OF BULLETS, and MRAPS, HELICOPTERS, and AUTOMATIC Personal ‘Defense’ Weapons. WE DO NOT NEED ANOTHER BUSH TO GIVE US MORE OF THIS!!!!!
Let me be absolutely clear. I am all for legal immigration. I welcome it, and I embrace those who come to these shores trying to make a better life for themselves and their families.
I am for the expansion of legal immigration, including the expansion of guest worker programs.
What I will never tolerate is providing a path to citizenship, the ultimate prize, to those who either are smuggled into this country by their parents, pay to have themselves smuggled in, or come into this country under the pretext of a tourist or student visa and then disappear into the shadows.
Those people knowingly flaunt our laws, our sovereignty, and are not the sort of citizens we need to move our country forward.
Being a realist, I understand that we cannot round up and mass deport the millions who are here illegally. We can through programs such as as eVerify dry up the incentives to stay in this country causing self-deportation. We can also stop providing government assistance and government documentation to these law breakers. Applying to a university without proof of citizenship or lawful permission to be in this country should result in arrest and deportation, not the granting of in-state tuition rates.
Failing that, I will reluctantly accept an amnesty program that grants permanent residency to those here illegally who have committed no crimes other than their immigration status, but I will never support ANY PATH TO CITIZENSHIP for these people.
I am not. We do not need these people. We need to retool our education system, stop subsidizing connected businesses, and stop spending money we don't have and enforce all of our immigration laws fully.
There are MILLIONS of Americans who cannot find work in their own country — and I am not even counting the the system moochers — just honest Americans who want to work.
We don’t need any expansion of immigration and we certainly don’t want “guest” workers.
Why not just surrender sovereignty to Mexico? I would almost prefer that to the slow death by immigration that we are currently suffering. Just get it over with already.
Some needs to ask lil jebbie if his wife travels on a mexican passport.............
Why bother with citizenship their names show up on voting lists any way and they get all the perks a citiezen gets and more.
The new rule of law void old law.
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