• Jeb Bush Doubles Down on Amnesty: ‘I’m For a Path to Legalized Status’

    Jeb Bush took the opportunity to double down on his pro-legalization status plan for illegal immigrants during his appearance on CBS’ Face the Nation.

    The former governor of Florida has not officially announced his 2016 presidential candidacy, but that hasn’t stopped him from campaigning and pleasing the political press.

    For his part, Jeb Bush is fully aware of the fact that his position on immigration is toxic among a majority of Republican voters. Either brazenly tone deaf or defiantly hubris, Jeb Bush says he is “not going to back down.”

    “I’m not going to back down on my views on immigration. I think we have an immigration problem. It’s a system that’s broken. The legal system is broken,” Bush said Sunday. “We need to narrow family petitioning, expand economic immigrants. We need to enforce the law. We can’t keep having this be a political issue when we’re missing opportunity to create growth that everybody could benefit from.”

    Jeb Bush reiterated that he is “for a path for legalized status,” a point that has put him at odds with Republican voters the most.

    Clarifying his immigration vision further, Bush said “people get provisional work permits, pay taxes, learn English, don’t commit crimes, don’t receive federal government assistance, and earn legal status. They don’t earn citizenship. They don’t cut in line with people who have been patiently waiting on the outside. That seems to be a fair system. Those opposed to that don’t have a plan to deal with the 11 million people that are here illegally.”

    One could easily argue and prove that there are many other plans on how America should and could deal with the 11-plus million people who are in living in the U.S. illegally. In Mexico and other countries nations, illegal immigrants are jailed and swiftly deported.

    As far as immigration plans go, that one seems fair enough.

    Jerome Hudson

    Managing Editor

    Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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