Skip to comments.Jeb Bush reverses course: No path to citizenship necessary in immigration reform
Posted on 03/04/2013 10:34:36 AM PST by South40
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said in a TV interview Monday that he no longer supports a path to citizenship in an immigration reform bill, a reversal that puts him to the right of the current bipartisan immigration proposal forming in the Senate.
"If we want to create an immigration policy that's going to work, we can't continue to make illegal immigration an easier path than legal immigration," Bush said on NBC's "Today" show. "I think it's important that there's a natural friction between our immigrant heritage and the rule of law. This is the right place, I think, to be in that sense."
Bush, a Republican, supported immigration reform even when many in his party shifted to a harder line stance in the 2012 primary. As recently as last August, he said in interviews that he thought most of the nation's 11 million illegal immigrants should be put on a gradual path to citizenship if they meet certain conditions.
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Jeb sure is a quick study /s
just one question Jeb - who cares what you think?
Paging Captain Obvious, please pick up the white courtesy phone. Does one Bushie finally get it? Or is he just thinking about the 2016 Republican Primary season?
More triangulating weasel words.
I don’t care what lies he spews, what tunes he changes. I WON’T vote for a BUSH for President. EVER!
His brother, while an honorable man and spent his entire 8 years keeping us safe from terrorists, made some very horrible mistakes. One was establishment of the DHS and it’s bastard oppressive America-hating employee collective, the TSA, and the other was that he ignored the economy here in lieu of his fight against terrorism....
He was too gullible, to compassionately conservative, and all-too-willing to believe in the best of a Democrat Politician when there is no, repeat NO, reason to do so. They are evil. IF you consort with evil and entertain amnesty, false compassion, et al, you are with the Devil....
NO MORE BUSHs....
Hand over ears, lalalalalalalalalalalala
Here comes Hilary.
Your last guess is the most likely: he’s already positioning for the 2016 primaries. I don’t trust any of the Bush family. Reagan’s selection of Bush senior for his VP was his first and biggest mistake.
And, is this your entreaty that I have to vote for another effing Bush?
JEB (married to “Columba” a Mexican woman) is more pro ILLEGAL alien than his brother could ever be. He cannot be trusted.
Jeb bush, my former guvenor is a RINO turd.
Amnesty is high on his priority, and he is after all G.W.s brother and G.W. was NO Conservative.
And as for his preppy father? Forgetaboutit.
Jeb. Just go away.
Any legislation that allows the lawbreakers to stay and work here is amnesty. A path to citizenship is not necessary to be deemed an amnesty.
that just ended any doubt that he will be running in 2016.
Who does he think he is fooling?
Stay out of da Bush’s!!!
This is very good. He is making sense here:
1) Why the hell would Republicans give illegal aliens (esp ones in demographics that overwhelmingly support liberal redistribution policies) the vote ? Isnt this suicide?
2) Democrats wont support a immigration bill that does not have path to citizenship, which is a good reason to support one (that they wont accept).
3) The just be against everything (in the House) strategy is not working, in case you havent noticed Bohner is passing Democrats Senate bills using Dem votes, partly because there are no alternative Republican House bills on them that he can get passed (unite) with just GOP votes. So Obama is winning. He got the Senate modified VAWA. His agenda is slowly getting passed.
Of course he can’t be trusted. As far as I’m concerned we should be at war with Mexico. They have aided and abetted the invasion of the people even they don’t want in their own country to rob, rape, murder and devastate our support infrastucture here. And, Jeb, wants his wifey to be able to speak spanish with more people or something? These people need to be here? They only want to be free? WTF?
I’ll die before I even consider or discuss anything substantive about the merits of another effing Bush in the WH at this point after having seen what W ushered us into for 8 friggin years.
The Bush family is part of the Hegelian Dialectic to move us over to the Hard Left—Marxist State. Evil Prescott and all the Bushes have been poisoned by the “Skull and Bone’s” brainwashing of Satanists. Just “google” the “Franklin Cover-Up”. They are no different than the Far Left——they just “need” to “appear” Conservative and “Christian”. Boiling Frog effect.
Why have we been drifting so far Left after 8 years of W???????? And Obama was the “gift” of W. The puppet masters have their plan.
It's long past time to just say...
Haven't we been damaged enough by those people?!?
It's my fault. I've voted four times for Bushes, as each vote for was better than the alternative, but now I'm not so sure.
After all of them, we still wound up in the same place: Broke with progressives running everything...into the ground.