USA: Jeb Bush Admits His Amnesty Toughness Is Just for Show

In his book, Jeb Bush makes the case for amnesty without the possibility of citizenship. The book is emphatic on this point, and Jeb took some heat from his immigration-expansionist confederates when it came out. An excerpt from pp. 43-44 (my emphasis):

Permanent residency in this context, however, should not lead to citizenship. It is absolutely vital to the integrity of our immigration system that actions have consequences — in this case, that those who violated the laws can remain but cannot obtain the cherished fruits of citizenship. To do otherwise would signal once again that people who circumvent the system can still obtain the full benefits of American citizenship. It must be a basic prerequisite for citizenship to respect the rule of law. But those who entered illegally, despite compelling reasons to do so in many instances, did so knowing that they were violating the law of the land. A grant of citizenship is an undeserving reward for conduct that we cannot afford to encourage. … Our proposal imposes two penalties for illegally [sic] entry: fines and/or community services, and ineligibility for citizenship.”

You might think from all this that Jeb is, you know, against citizenship for illegals.

You would be wrong…