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  • Jeb Called Himself ‘First Latino Governor of Florida’ in 2012

    04/08/2015 8:24:00 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | 4/6/15 | ANDREW JOHNSON
    Jeb Bush’s 2009 voter registration form was not the last time the former Florida governor identified himself as Latino. At an event in 2012, Bush claimed to be ”definitely the first Cuban, at least, or Latino governor” of the Sunshine State. Bush’s comments came during a panel discussion with governors Susana Martinez of New Mexico and Brian Sandoval of Nevada at a 2012 event for the Hispanic Leadership Network. (According to the group’s website, Bush is a member of its national advisory committee.) During the event, he detailed how he came to meet his wife while in Mexico, and how...
  • Jeb Bush: ‘It’s Not An American Value To Allow People To Stay In The Shadows’

    04/11/2014 5:57:59 AM PDT · by maggief · 143 replies
    AP ^ | April 11, 2014
    With a single phrase of compassion for immigrants in the U.S. illegally, Jeb Bush has prompted questions about his viability as a potential presidential contender and underscored how divisive the immigration issue remains for the Republican Party. The former Florida governor sparked a conservative furor this week when he described illegal immigration in an interview as an “act of love” by people trying to provide for their families. Backing Bush are some of the GOP’s most powerful insiders and financiers, who are hoping the party can woo Hispanic voters and rebound from Mitt Romney’s damaging “self-deportation” rhetoric in 2012. “The...
  • GOP lawmakers don’t love Jeb’s comments

    04/09/2014 9:59:32 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/8/14 | Russell Berman
    Republican members of Congress are criticizing Jeb Bush’s comments on immigration, highlighting the challenge he’d face in winning over the GOP’s conservative base in a 2016 presidential primary. The former Florida governor made headlines this weekend, when he said people coming to the U.S. illegally were doing so out of an “act of Bush’s comments at an event marking the 25th anniversary of his father’s presidency come as he is weighing his own bid for the White House, but they weren’t warmly received, even among Republican members who want to see the system changed. Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-Idaho), a conservative...
  • Jeb Bush Outlines Campaign Strategy, Should He Choose to Run

    04/06/2014 2:08:34 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 52 replies
    NY Times ^ | 4/6/14 | PETER BAKER
    With eyes increasingly on him, Jeb Bush signaled on Sunday the kind of campaign he would mount if he ran for president: one arguing against ideological purity tests while challenging party orthodoxy on issues like immigration and education. Even as he sharply criticized President Obama for his handling of foreign affairs and health care, Mr. Bush made clear that he would run against the style of politics that has characterized recent Republican nominating contests. He said he would decide by the end of the year, in part on whether he thought that with a “hopeful” message, he could avoid “the...
  • JEB BUSH: CROSSING THE BORDER ILLEGALLY AN 'ACT OF LOVE'

    04/06/2014 11:18:45 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 305 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 6, 2014
    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush discussing immigration reform on Fox News this Sunday: "I'm going to say this and it will be on tape, and so be it. The way I look at this is someone who comes to our country because they couldn't come legally, they come to our country because their family's dad who loves their children was worried that their children didn't have food on the table, and they wanted to make sure their family was intact. And they crossed the border because they had no other means to work to be able to provide for their...
  • On immigration Sen Ted Cruz joins failed filibuster as Sen John Cornyn votes to start debate (2013)

    02/20/2014 6:01:24 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 6/11/13 | Todd J. Gillman
    Texas’ senators split Tuesday on whether to let the Senate start debating a sweeping immigration overhaul plan. Both are unhappy with the “Gang of Eight” bill as currently written, but Sen. Ted Cruz joined other conservatives in trying to block Senate consideration – an attempt that failed on 82-15. Sen. John Cornyn and two dozen other Republicans, including Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., joined Democrats to clear the way for debate to begin. “I can’t think of a more appropriate topic for Congress to engage in than to fix our broken immigration system,” said Cornyn, the deputy GOP leader.
  • George P. Bush Says G.O.P. Needs ‘Honest Solution’ on Immigration (Flashback)

    02/07/2014 9:26:21 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    NY Times ^ | 7/10/12 | JEFF ZELENY
    George P. Bush said on Tuesday that “it’s never too late” for Mitt Romney to take a leadership role in the immigration debate, but he acknowledged Republicans were outflanked by President Obama’s election-year decision to allow hundreds of illegal immigrants to remain in the country without fear of deportation. “Governor Romney had an opportunity to get in front of the president on the issue,” said Mr. Bush, 36, the son of former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida. “But the president clearly has taken the initiative on it.” Mr. Bush, who is urging younger voters to increase their participation in the...
  • George P. Bush ‘concerned’ about GOP immigration stance (Flashback)

    02/07/2014 9:04:49 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/10/12 | CNN Political Unit
    George P. Bush, nephew of George W. Bush and grandson of George H. W. Bush, said he has “reservations” and “concerns” about the Republican Party’s rhetoric on immigration. In a sit-down with CNN reporters and producers Tuesday, Bush said that he and other Republicans wish the party would “return to George W. Bush on this issue,” referring to the former president’s bipartisan push to reform the nation’s immigration policy. But with Election Day fast approaching, Bush said it’s probably too late for Republicans to pivot away from the party’s conservative base and seize the political high ground on the immigration...
  • House Republicans to Offer Broad Immigration Plan

    01/25/2014 5:55:22 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 121 replies
    NY Times ^ | 1/25/14 | ASHLEY PARKER and JONATHAN WEISMAN
    House Republicans are preparing to unveil their own broad template for overhauling the nation’s immigration system this week, potentially offering a small opening for President Obama and congressional Democrats to pass bipartisan legislation before the end of the year. Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio and other Republican leaders are expected to release a one-page statement of immigration principles this week at their annual retreat in Cambridge, Md., according to aides with knowledge of the plan. The document is expected to call for border security and enforcement measures, as well as providing a path to legal status — but not...
  • Ryan: House will take up immigration in pieces (getting around a conference!)

    01/23/2014 1:51:49 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 22 replies
    finance.yahoo.com ^ | 1/23/14 | AP
    SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Rep. Paul Ryan on Thursday told Texas business leaders eager for changes to immigration laws that House Republicans will tackle reform in pieces and ruled out negotiations with the Senate on its comprehensive measure. The Wisconsin Republican didn't offer a timetable ahead of next week's GOP House caucus annual retreat, where Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, has said immigration will top the agenda. Supporters of an immigration overhaul are renewing hopes that 2014 could bring the first sweeping changes in decades. Ryan expressed optimism at a luncheon hosted by the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce but...
  • Chamber to defend Mitch McConnell on air

    11/27/2013 4:05:16 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/27/13 | MAGGIE HABERMAN |
    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is launching a heavy TV ad buy in defense of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky, the latest turn in the establishment’s move to shore up GOP candidates against hard-right opponents, POLITICO has learned. The Chamber placed a $182,240 statewide buy on broadcast TV from Dec. 3 through Dec. 12, three media-buying sources said.
  • John Boehner: Immigration work not dead

    11/21/2013 9:39:41 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 38 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/21/13 | SEUNG MIN KIM
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) reaffirmed his commitment to enacting immigration reform, a week after the chances of an overhaul appeared dead following his comments that he would not support negotiating with the Senate on its comprehensive bill. “Is immigration reform dead?” Boehner told reporters. “Absolutely not.”
  • Immigration reform: The next big thing after farm bill (Amnesty to pass in Lame Duck session?)

    11/17/2013 3:34:04 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    Daily Herd ^ | 11/14/13 | Tom Quaife
    Assuming a farm bill is passed by the end of the year, the next legislative priority for the dairy industry will be immigration reform. A top official at the National Milk Producers Federation is optimistic that reform will occur. “I believe that by 2014 we are going to have comprehensive immigration reform,” says Jamie Castaneda, senior vice president of strategic initiatives and trade policy at NMPF. “When they’re going to do it, I can’t tell you whether it will be the first six months (of 2014) or a lame-duck session” after the November congressional elections, Castaneda said.
  • Immigration reform is dead for the year, top GOP reformer says

    11/07/2013 11:42:43 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 11/7/13 | GREG SARGENT
    In what will be seen as another blow to immigration reform’s chances, a top pro-reform Republican in the House concedes House Republicans are not going to act on immigration reform this year, and he worries that the window for getting anything done next year is closing fast. “We have very few days available on the floor in the House, so I don’t think we’re going to be able to do it this year,” GOP Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart of Florida told me by phone today. Diaz-Balart has been deeply involved in bipartisan negotiations over immigration for years now, and is thought...
  • Obama, McCain to huddle on immigration strategy and other issues

    11/07/2013 10:11:04 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 7, 2013 | Alexander Bolton with Justin Sink
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) will meet with President Obama at the White House Thursday afternoon to plot strategy for passing comprehensive immigration reform. McCain said Obama requested the meeting, which comes at a time political momentum for immigration reform is flagging. McCain and Obama need to shore up the support of wavering allies such as Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who has backed off the push to overhaul the nation's immigration laws in a 1,200-page comprehensive bill. Rubio has said the Senate should not try to merge its comprehensive bill with a piecemeal measure coming out of the House. McCain's ally,...
  • California Congressman To Propose Middle Road On Immigration Reform (Darrell Issa Amnesty bill)

    11/05/2013 12:27:07 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    KPBS ^ | 11/4/13 | Jill Replogle
    Southern California Congressman Darrell Issa is rumored to be cooking up his own immigration reform proposal. It’s reportedly designed to find some middle ground in the contentious debate over providing legal status to the more than 11 million immigrants in the country illegally. -snip- The details of Issa’s plan for immigration reform are still scarce, and his office didn’t respond to numerous requests for an interview. But the plan would reportedly include a six-year period of temporary relief from deportation for undocumented immigrants. During that time, they would be expected to find a legal way to stay here or leave....
  • GOP Congressman Backs Democrats’ Immigration Overhaul

    10/27/2013 7:51:29 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    Fusion ^ | 10/27/13 | JORDAN FABIAN
    Republican Rep. Jeff Denham will break with his party and back a broad immigration reform proposal supported by Democrats. The California congressman told Univision that he would become the first Republican co-sponsor of an immigration bill written by House Democrats that would bolster border security and provide a pathway to citizenship for many of the 11.7 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. “Yes, I will be the first Republican coming together on this full bill dealing with all aspects of immigration,” he told Univision anchor Jorge Ramos in Spanish during an interview that will air on “Al Punto” this...
  • Republican congressman Jeff Denham will join Democrats in immigration overhaul push

    10/26/2013 11:27:10 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 34 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 10/26/13 | Peter Wallsten,
    A Republican congressman from a heavily Hispanic district is breaking ranks from his party to join Democrats in an eleventh-hour push for a broad immigration overhaul before the end of the year. Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) plans to sign on as the lone GOP member with 185 Democrats to co-sponsor a plan that would give millions of unauthorized immigrants the chance to attain citizenship. -snip- “I’m the first Republican,” he said in an interview. “I expect more to come on board.”
  • Government focus shifts to immigration reform (Issa to introduce GOP Amnesty bill next week)

    10/25/2013 7:00:33 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 48 replies
    KPCC ^ | 10/24/13 | Larry Mantle
    Shifting gears from the technical problems of the Affordable Care Act website, President Obama called on Congress to work on an immigration overhaul. The immigration plans of the President have been overshadowed by the government shutdown, and the launch of the new healthcare system. Some Republicans are already announcing their legislation plans. Re. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) plans to release legislation sometime next week that would provide temporary legal status to undocumented immigrants. His legislation would provide undocumented immigrants six years of legal status in the country, according to a Politico interview. -snip- Guests: Seung Min Kim, Congressional Reporter for POLITICO...
  • Darrell Issa to introduce immigration bill (House GOP begins Amnesty push next week...)

    10/23/2013 6:32:16 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 273 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/23/13 | SEUNG MIN KIM
    Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is planning to release legislation next week that would provide legal status for six years to undocumented immigrants in the United States, he said in an interview Wednesday. Issa, an influential Republican who leads the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, described the legislation as a “come-from-the-shadows” effort that would allow the government to do a full accounting of those who are in the U.S. illegally. Immigrants in this new status would be able to travel to their native country while on this temporary visa, he said.