Jeb Bush wants to make legal immigration easier and he insists we show some respect for illegal immigrants. He thinks allowing illegal immigration and providing them with a path to citizenship is respectful.
This was said during an interview with Megyn Kelly which will be aired Monday night.
“There has got to be a point where we fix the system so that legal immigration is easier than illegal immigration and show some respect for people, a kid that might have been here ten years, that may be valedictorian of their high school, to say, no, you can’t go to college. there is a point past which we’re over the line.”
The obvious question for me is – excluding authentic DREAMers – should illegal immigrants show respect for our laws or be rewarded for not respecting them? Another question is whether Bush believes in borders at all.
In April, the AP reported:
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush declared Wednesday that 11 million immigrants in the country illegally should have an opportunity to stay…
“We’re a nation of immigrants,” Bush said at the National Christian Hispanic Leadership Conference that brought several hundred Hispanic evangelical leaders to Houston this week. “This is not the time to abandon something that makes us special and unique.”
He seems to think we should become a nation of illegal immigrants.
Anyone who thinks it’s still 11 million after a decade of saying it’s 11 million, is probably mistaken. Then when we legalize their families, even those in foreign lands, it will be 30 million or more.
He also said:
“This country does not do well when people lurk in the shadows,” Bush said. “This country does spectacularly well when everybody can pursue their God-given abilities.”
Bush thinks the system is broken when in fact the laws aren’t being followed. It’s hard to believe any are “lurking” since they are out protesting on a regular basis and the fact that they are illegal has been made null and void by our president.
Mr. Bush wants amnesty and he wants to make legal immigration so easy that they won’t have to come illegally.
Sounds like open borders.
Mr. Bush seems to forget that the people, not him unilaterally, are supposed to decide who can come into our country. We aren’t the land of the world, we are a country.
Bush doesn’t care about the fact that they have broken the law and the president has violated the constitution. We can’t count on Bush to uphold the constitution or reverse any of the damage this president has done.
Can’t wait to hear his latest views on Common Core.
In the past he has said, “If you’re comfortable with mediocrity, fine, I’m not.”
The ELA standards have been shown to not correlate with college performance and no one wants low standards.
His other approach, which would make Alinksy smile, is to condemn those who dissent: “Criticisms and conspiracy theories are easy attention grabbers,” he has argued. And, moreover, opponents lack “solutions.”
New York had excellent standards. My solution is to go back to what New York had and cut down the testing.
No doubt that Megyn Kelly will ask him about that tonight. Will anti-Common Core people be labeled lovers of lower standards, empty-headed or just conspiracy nuts?
He has a lot in common with Barack Obama.