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George Bush calls for 'gradual' citizenship path for illegal immigrants, but says 'amnesty' is 'unfair'
Fox News ^ | Published 2 hours ago 4/17/21 | Adam Shaw

Posted on 04/17/2021 11:00:37 AM PDT by conservative98

Former President George W. Bush on Friday made a call for what he described as a "gradual" path to legal residency and eventually citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants -- while at the same time claiming that "amnesty" would be "fundamentally unfair."

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"The help and respect historically accorded to new arrivals is one reason so many people still aspire and wait to become Americans. So how is it that in a country more generous to new arrivals than any other, immigration policy is the source of so much rancor and ill will?" he asks.

Bush lists a number of steps that can be taken, beginning with permanent legal status to illegal immigrants who came to the country as children and were protected under the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

As for border security, nods to the present crisis at the southern border without mentioning it directly. He calls for "a secure and efficient border...we should apply all the necessary resources -- manpower, physical barriers, advanced technology, streamlined and efficient ports of entry, and a robust legal immigration system -- to assure it."

As for illegal immigrants already in the country, Bush begins by saying that "a grant of amnesty would be fundamentally unfair to those who came legally or are still waiting their turn to become citizens."

However, he then immediately calls for those here illegally to be "brought out of the shadows through a gradual process in which legal residency and citizenship must be earned, as for anyone else applying for the privilege."

"Requirements should include proof of work history, payment of a fine and back taxes, English proficiency and knowledge of U.S. history and civics, and a clean background check," he says.

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1 posted on 04/17/2021 11:00:37 AM PDT by conservative98
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...for my brother.

2 posted on 04/17/2021 11:01:09 AM PDT by conservative98
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To: conservative98

FU W


3 posted on 04/17/2021 11:02:05 AM PDT by Az Joe (I CONDEMN WOKE SUPREMACY! )
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To: conservative98

Walking it back in three...two...one...


4 posted on 04/17/2021 11:02:32 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all.)
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To: conservative98

Jorge Boosh can go F himself. Anyone that Jorge endorses in my state I will vote against them.

What a New World Order apparatchik puke.


5 posted on 04/17/2021 11:03:23 AM PDT by wildcard_redneck ( COVID lockdowns are the Establishment's attack on the middle class and our Republic )
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To: conservative98

Instead of “Here’s the WemmaCheck!? line”, since this is going to be rammed down America’s throat, a modest suggestion:

How about 3 years in the military (or other public service) and we’ll talk about it right after you pass the English proficiency test?


6 posted on 04/17/2021 11:06:09 AM PDT by QBFimi (It is not your responsibility to finish the work of perfecting the world... Tarfon)
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To: Texas Eagle
What a flip flop.

Just the other day.....

George W. Bush calls not passing immigration reform one of his biggest regrets
cbsnews ^ | 4/14/2021 | CBS NEWS

7 posted on 04/17/2021 11:06:11 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (Trump is a deposed Pres. in exile. America is truly a banana republic. Our govt. has been overthrown)
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To: conservative98

Fascists have no interest in compromise.


8 posted on 04/17/2021 11:07:03 AM PDT by G Larry (Write in Donald J. Trump on ALL MLB All-Star Ballots!!!!!)
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His amnesty bill in 2007 had no border security. They wouldn’t have made those illegals do those things to become citizens.


9 posted on 04/17/2021 11:07:32 AM PDT by TakebackGOP
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American Leadership on Welcoming Refugees | Take a look at @ChrisJamesWalsh's report in our Immigration White Paper Series. https://t.co/vBIVXpfSE2— George W. Bush Presidential Center (@TheBushCenter) April 16, 2021

“The short answer is that the issue has been exploited in ways that do little credit to either party. And no proposal on immigration will have credibility without confidence that our laws are carried out consistently and in good faith.” – President Bush https://t.co/YY2svaOuBY— George W. Bush Presidential Center (@TheBushCenter) April 17, 2021


10 posted on 04/17/2021 11:08:46 AM PDT by conservative98
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The whole Bush clan is dead to me.


11 posted on 04/17/2021 11:09:40 AM PDT by Vaquero ( Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you. )
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To: conservative98

Shouldn’t W be spending 100% of his time painting landscapes of Trump’s Wall?


12 posted on 04/17/2021 11:09:47 AM PDT by Paladin2
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13 posted on 04/17/2021 11:09:52 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: conservative98


14 posted on 04/17/2021 11:11:01 AM PDT by Dutch Boy
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To: conservative98

“W”’s got HHUHA.


15 posted on 04/17/2021 11:12:03 AM PDT by Jim W N (MAGA by restoring the Gospel of the Grace of Christ (Jude 3) and our Free Constitutional Republic!)
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To: conservative98

We already have a gradual path to citizenship, even for those criminals:

1. Go home before you are caught.
2. Apply for legal entry to the Untied States.
3. Go through the proper legal process to obtain citizenship.

Does George W. also support a gradual path to millionaire status, where if I rob a bank and don’t get caught for a certain number of years, I get to keep the money and it’s legally mine?
Those situations are exactly equivalent.


16 posted on 04/17/2021 11:12:18 AM PDT by Pollster1 (America is no longer in Claire Wolfe's "awkward stage")
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...but cheap labor hurting Americans is okay? Flooding our country, inviting illegals is okay? Incentivizing more by “eventual” citizenship is okay?


17 posted on 04/17/2021 11:13:19 AM PDT by Reno89519 (Buy American, Hire American! End All Worker Visa Programs. Replace Visa Workers w/ American Wo)
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18 posted on 04/17/2021 11:13:37 AM PDT by kiryandil (China Joe and Paycheck Hunter - the Chink in America's defenses)
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To: Vaquero

Send all the illegals over to the Bush house and let him feed the bastards.


19 posted on 04/17/2021 11:13:55 AM PDT by chopperk ( )
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To: conservative98

maybe gradual hanging of traitors would be a better idea.


20 posted on 04/17/2021 11:14:24 AM PDT by euram
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