Skip to comments.Jeb Bush: A Republican Case for Immigration Reform
Posted on 07/01/2013 4:36:07 AM PDT by bestintxas
Now that the Senate has passed comprehensive immigration reform, the action shifts to the House of Representatives. Here the GOP's informal "Hastert Rule" requires Speaker John Boehner to have majority support among Republicans before he will bring legislation to the floor for a vote. That means an immigration bill will need a far greater share of Republican House members than the Senate version received (where fewer than one-third of Republicans voted "aye").
This is a tall order. But it is one to which House Republicans should respond.
No Republican would vote for legislation that stifled economic growth, promoted illegal immigration, added to the welfare rolls, and failed to ensure a secure border. Yet they essentially will do just that if they fail to pass comprehensive immigration reformand leave in place a system that does all of those things.
To grow economically, the nation needs more young workers, as the population is aging and its growth is slowing. Yet only 13% of the immigration visas each year are issued for work or special skills. Nearly two-thirds go to relatives of existing residents, under an expansive definition of family preferences that includes not just spouses and minor children but parents, siblings and unmarried adult children.
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Go away! No more Bushes.
Go home, Jeb.
We DON’T want you.
14 Republican Senators just did.
I see that here in Maryland. Was this dreamed up in the 1980s?
What is never discussed is enforcement of present laws, drying up employment opportunities for illegals so they will leave of their own accord.
A mental midget could handle this problem.
Jeb Bush. A thinking man’s approach to the continuance of this RINO’s political life.
Who says the House needs to take up ANY immigration bill? That’s Obama’s agenda.
Enforce existing immigration law.
No more Bushes.
Jeb Bush: A Republican Case for another candidate
I don’t know about anyone else, but I am already sick to death of seeing jeb bush this or jeb bush that or jeb bush PERIOD!!!
What IS it about these people that do not seem to understand the meaning of HELL NO???
Hey Jeb, quit abortion and promoting gays. That right there is why the population of natural born Americans is dying out. Neither of those things replenish the population.
We don’t need a bunch of uneducated border invaders for anything.
Jeb, we want illegal immigration under control....e-verification that is verifiably inforced...before we’ll even discuss legalization. That’s the deal. Anything less than that is you and your politician friends selling out our country for personal gain and power. How stupid do you think we are?.
I’ve said it before - the Bush family would be nothing in politics without Ronald Reagan yet they show no gratitude to him or his core supporters (only about 90 percent of Republican voters). George, Sr. could not win a Senate seat in Texas; he had been a congressman in a safe seat and held a series of appointive posts but never won anything statewide until he hung on Reagan’s coattails. When Reagan was inaugurated, his first official act was to pardon FBI officials who had wiretapped the WeatherUndeground - it was meant as a contrast to Mr. Carter’s first act as “president”, which was to provide amnesty to Vietnam draft dodgers. Bush, Sr., on the other hand, having been elected on the basis of providing Reagan’s “third term” (which he promptly abandoned) gave an inauguration speech trying to distance himself from Reagan on a series of issues - one line in there was that there was “a statute of limitations for the Vietnam War” - in addition to being a slap at Vietnam veterans (by making a comparison to “criminal” activity), I always thought it was a riposte to what Reagan had done as his first act so that George could ingratiate himself with the “better” people of Georgetown by telling them, in so many words, that he is really on their side.
I will never again vote for another Bush - they have been a disaster for the nation and for the Republican Party.
1965 Immigration Act
This includes "open season" being declared on anyone trying to cross the border illegally. (I actually see a tourist industry for people wanting to do some "combat" experience with live targets)
We'll deal with the northern border at such time it becomes a problem.
(3) A process is in place to guarantee that only applicants who can immediately contribute to these United States are allowed in.
(4) A process is in place to gaurantee that NO immigrant will receive any federal benefits until they have been here (and contributing) for at least 25 years.
Once all that is in place I have no problem with immigration.
Enforce existing immigration law.
Y E S!
These idiots behave and talk AS IF the US had no immigration law up to the present.
We DO! And if the existing laws would be ENFORCED... there would be no need to jack around with THIS monstrosity... as if IT or any part of it would be enforced better or more efficiently than previously enacted LAWS have been!!
All this new, proposed law does is assure more government interference with our lives and increase government control on everything.
The elites want slaves.
Jeb married a Hispanic so now he wants us all to get screwed by them.
The only Growth the immigration bill give to us is a growth in the Hispanic population, which will grow welfare and free health care.
What is really need is a bill that will force Napolitano to enforce our current laws.
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