Skip to comments.George Bush calls for 'gradual' citizenship path for illegal immigrants, but says 'amnesty' is 'unfair'
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."
"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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...for my brother.
Walking it back in three...two...one...
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.
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?
Just the other day.....
George W. Bush calls not passing immigration reform one of his biggest regrets
cbsnews ^ | 4/14/2021 | CBS NEWS
Fascists have no interest in compromise.
His amnesty bill in 2007 had no border security. They wouldn’t have made those illegals do those things to become citizens.
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
The whole Bush clan is dead to me.
Shouldn’t W be spending 100% of his time painting landscapes of Trump’s Wall?
“W”’s got HHUHA.
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.
...but cheap labor hurting Americans is okay? Flooding our country, inviting illegals is okay? Incentivizing more by “eventual” citizenship is okay?
Send all the illegals over to the Bush house and let him feed the bastards.
maybe gradual hanging of traitors would be a better idea.
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