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  • Jeb Bush: A Republican Case for Immigration Reform

    07/01/2013 4:36:07 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 48 replies
    wsj ^ | 7/1/13 | j bush and c. bollick
    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,...