*Ugh* Jeb Bush Says Illegal Immigrants Are “Risk Takers”
Illegal aliens cross into the United States- some of them with guns and drugs.
Jeb Bush told a group of business leaders in Florida that illegal aliens are “risk takers.” Bush also pushed Common Core during the event.
The Miami Herald reported:
Bush has advocated for pathways to citizenship and residency for illegal immigrants, enhanced border security and immigrant tracking technology and an emphasis on admitting immigrants based on the nation’s needs, not family relationships with current U.S. citizens.
Bush said immigrants capture the entrepreneurial spirit of America.
“People who come here legally and illegally are the risk takers,” Bush said. “If you’re living in a rural area of Guatemala and you come, you’re a bigger risk taker than those who stay.”
Aside from immigration, Bush’s advocacy for Common Core State Standards has earned him enmity on the right.
Bush has repeatedly explained the standards, implemented and controlled by the states, are designed to make the United States more competitive with the rest of the world. He said those who oppose the standards support the “status quo,” oppose testing and are worried too much about children’s self-esteem.