In June 2103: @ 1:13 He says ‘immigrants’ create far more businesses then native born Americans. Immigrants are more ‘fertile’, they love families. They have more intact families. They bring a younger population. “Immigrants create an engine of economic prosperity.”. Without Them America will Decline.
He went onto say: that immigrants are particularly important to help create more taxpayers to fund the safety net for the large, retiring baby boomer generation. The nation must allow more immigrants “to pursue their dreams in our country with a vengeance to create more opportunities for all of us.”
“If we don’t do it, we will be in decline,” he told evangelical Christian activists.
I must ask is he promoting American Exceptionalism? Sounds to me he IS promoting what obama is. Let the illegals run roughshod and run OUR country! OURS! HE will never have our votes here at JP, nor an endorsement.
The “Gang of Eight” bill, Jeb Bush urged members of the GOP-controlled House to pass the legislation. In a Wall Street Journal op-ed he wrote jointly with Goldwater Institute vice president Clint Bolick in 2013, Bush supported the Senate bill, writing, “Overall, the bill satisfies a criterion that is essential to the rule of law: It makes it easier to immigrate legally than illegally.”
In supporting the bill, Bush was in agreement with President Obama, who said at the time:
The bipartisan bill that passed today was a compromise. By definition, nobody got everything they wanted. Not Democrats. Not Republicans. Not me. But the Senate bill is consistent with the key principles for commonsense reform that I — and many others — have repeatedly laid out.
In addition to co-authoring the pro-”Gang of Eight” bill op-ed last year, Bush and Bolick also co-wrote a book, Immigration Wars: Forging an American Solution. As we noted in an article posted in March 2013, in conjunction with the release of that book, Bush participated in an interview on MSNBC’s Morning Joe program, during which he revealed that he would support legislation that provided a “path for citizenship” for illegal immigrants.
In contrast to offering a “path for citizenship” for immigrants who have entered our country legally, which few would oppose, providing this option for illegal immigrants is more honestly described by what it is — amnesty.
Like many “moderate” Republicans, Bush seems to be carving out a political path designed to have broad political appeal. By so doing, he is following in the footsteps of the four Republican members of the bipartisan “Gang of Eight” that created the failed legislation that Bush defended and that more constitutionalist-minded Republicans condemned. If he seeks the presidency, he must be mindful of what a president’s primary constitutional function is: to execute the law. Some of our immigration laws might be in need of adjustment. But until present laws governing the legality of aliens in our midst are changed, those found to be in violation of them must be held accountable, or our entire system of law is meaningless.
Amnesty shows, granting amnesty to illegal immigrants merely encourages more illegal immigration.