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Old 03-04-2013, 01:06 PM
 
Location: California
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"If we want to create an immigration policy that's going to work, we can't continue to make illegal immigration an easier path than legal immigration," Bush said on NBC's "Today" show. "I think it's important that there's a natural friction between our immigrant heritage and the rule of law. This is the right place, I think, to be in that sense."
He then goes on to state
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"Half the people in '86 that could have gotten amnesty didn't apply. Many people don't want to be citizens of our country," he said. "They want to come here, they want to work hard, they want to provide for their families. Some of them want to come home; not necessarily all of them want to stay as citizens."
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/j...-election.html
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Old 03-04-2013, 01:23 PM
 
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While I don't trust Jeb Bush and what his motives might be he does have a point. This push for a path to citizenship isn't necessarily what an illegal immigrant wants and it certainly isn't what is good for our country and makes a mockery out of our legal immigration system.

I don't however want illegal immigrants to have amnesty/legalization or a path to citizenship for the same reasons.
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:11 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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He's right, but I think his position on the issue is too soft for my liking.

The only "path" we should be discussing is the "path" back to these peoples' home countries.
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:44 AM
 
Location: texas
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The President says Citizenship and the Republicans say Legalization and the inevitable gets done.
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:18 AM
 
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The President says Citizenship and the Republicans say Legalization and the inevitable gets done.
It is wrong to claim that all or even most Republican in congress are saying that it is inevetible that illegal immigrants will get legalization and least of all a path to citizenship.
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:40 AM
 
Location: texas
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It is wrong to claim that all or even most Republican in congress are saying that it is inevetible that illegal immigrants will get legalization and least of all a path to citizenship.
Show me where I said...in congress.

You give me a firm number of Republicans in congress that accept Legalization and I will accept it.
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:53 AM
 
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Show me where I said...in congress.

You give me a firm number of Republicans in congress that accept Legalization and I will accept it.

It is only congress that can grant amnesty/legalization so I don't get your point then. Regular Americans don't get a vote in this.
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:23 AM
 
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I agree with him for the most part.
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Tampa Florida
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No RW money in his former position. Plus, he may be able to get some moat building material cheap from Herman Cain.

Last edited by florida.bob; 03-05-2013 at 12:25 PM..
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:16 PM
 
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Well we saw that when amnesty was not supported by voters in the Bush years that other so called reforms were not pushed forward. Refrom is just amnesty hidden in other meaures as we saw in the 80's reform bill. Amnesty bill with window dressing called reform only is what 80's was;bush proposal was and now this new so called reform.
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