After years of being the Democratic punching bag George W. Bush finally spoke out this week… To urge Republicans to pass an immigration bill.
The AP reported:
House Republicans on Wednesday confronted the politically volatile issue of immigration, their ranks divided and their way forward unclear even as national GOP leaders pressured them to act.
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The latest prominent Republican to wade into the debate was former President George W. Bush, who urged Congress to reach a “positive resolution” on overhauling U.S. immigration laws, a goal that eluded him during his presidency. His comments suggested a need for Republicans to deal with immigration in a broad way, though he avoided specifics during brief remarks at a naturalization ceremony at his presidential library in Dallas, and he didn’t directly endorse a comprehensive Senate-approved plan.
“We can uphold our tradition of assimilating immigrants and honoring our heritage of our nation built on the rule of law. But we have a problem. The laws governing the immigration system aren’t working; the system is broken,” Bush said.
At the White House, President Barack Obama met with members of the all-Democratic Congressional Hispanic Caucus, as the fate of one of his top second-term priorities rested in the hands of the restive House GOP.
Would someone please explain why it is so important to pass legislation that will give Democrats at least 8 million new voters?