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.
There, fixed it.
But you have to realize that it is “for the children.”
The kids are not responsible for being here illegally, so give them citizenship, free education, medical care, etc.
Sort of like the kids of a bank robber. Not their fault he stole the money so we should let them keep the money because after all, they have become accustomed to living in a nice big house with the pool and the nice cars.
Madoff (sp).... His son knew, but probably the grand kids had no idea, so they certainly should keep the money.
Kids of illegals the same. The fact that their present improvement in life style is the result of illegal activity maybe with a little bit of drug running, human trade, etc., shouldn’t force them to be expelled.
We no longer are a country of laws, but of “feelings.”
Of course, that translates into no longer a nation of laws, but of men.
Exactly what our founders feared the most.
I tell you what Jeb boy.
Close the border tight for a year before voting on Amnesty. That would make me feel a lot more comfortable.
The last amnesty was supposed to be the las one . So was the one before that. If we don’t close the border we will need another amnesty in 4 years.
Stop the BS about closing the border and do it. When you prove that can happen , then talk about an amnesty for those already here.
Nice. They hire some unknown illegal to care for their “precious” children because they were too cheap to pay good wages.
Go away Jeb. You aren't presidential timber; you're more like a dead tree with a rotted away core — a RINO.
All in favor of Jeb Buch, raise your hands....................
The DC establishment crowd has already picked their 2016 ticket Jeb/Rubio. They have already started their own campaign. As you can see.
If conservatives plan to have a candidate, they better pick one really soon and forgo all the “too many candidates” with the circular firing squad approach. You know already that the rules and the deck will be stacked against that person because nothing has changed since the 2012 election. It is Jebbies turn, you know.
Our candidate better be building it up and getting some big old backers asap because the horse has left the barn already.
Not that it matters because the dems have perfected voter fraud
“This guy is bad news. I wish he would just go away.”
Let’s take a look at the above.
Jeb, as an individual, is as nice, intelligent, and considerate as one could expect - he would be a great neighbor, hunting camp member, etc.
However, as a leader, he has far less devotion to his oath to “Preserve and Protect” the constitutions of the USA and Florida than I would consider necessary.
Nice enough, but too “One Worldy, and big gub’ment oriented.
It is very multi-cultural that his wife is Hispanic, that his family had Hispanic domestics they liked and trusted, etc. Those are not reasons to allow illegal immigrants to become voting citizens.
Jessie Jackson’s famous “Stay out da Bushs” comes to mind.
Jeb, hate to tell you this, but you grasp of the mood out here is the reason that the "leadership" has driven the GOP to extinction.
Good luck with your diminishing CJ.
Ask Terri Schiavo.
Dear Jeb Bush,
PS - Take McCain, Graham, and Boehner with you.
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