Jeb Bush tells Stupid Conservatives He Has “Grown-Up” Immigration Plan
Stupid conservatives. You need to listen to the grown-ups.
Jeb Bush, in NH for first time since 2000, says he has “grown-up” immigration plan http://t.co/fcNE125ITz
— Reid J. Epstein (@reidepstein) March 13, 2015
Jeb Bush tells New Hampshire Republicans his amnesty plan is the “grown-up” plan.
The Wall Street Journal reported:
Jeb Bush said he would be open to allowing illegal immigrants a path to citizenship and said his position on immigration is “the grown-up plan.”
The former Florida governor, a vocal supporter of granting legal status to some undocumented immigrants as part of a broader immigration overhaul, offered a robust defense of his immigration policy during a discussion with local business leaders here.
“It’s easy to say, ‘Well, anything you propose is amnesty,’ but that’s not a plan,” Mr. Bush said during a discussion with local business leaders here. “That’s a sentiment, that’s not a plan. I think the best plan, the most realistic plan, the grown up plan, if you will, is once you control the border and you’re confident it’s not going to be another magnet, is to say, ‘Let’s let these folks achieve earned legal status where they work, where they come out of the shadows.’”
Later, during a brief exchange with reporters, Mr. Bush said he could also be supportive of a path to citizenship for people in the country illegally – as he did at one time – but said there currently isn’t sufficient political support for it.
“If you could get a consensus done, where you could have a bill done and it was 15 years [to achieve citizenship] as the Senate Gang of Eight did, I’d be supportive of that,” Mr. Bush said, referring to the comprehensive immigration legislation the Senate passed in 2013.