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…

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    He’s a douche!
    No chance of nomination or election.

  • mauser 98

    Jeb being boo’ed , walked out on during speeches..on youtube..not CNN, Fox

    not the easy ride he expected

  • Alain

    I find insulting how most politicians take everyone to be complete fools. Claiming that permanent residency should not lead to citizenship and thinking anyone but an idiot would buy it is insulting. If they are granted permanent residency, they will be granted citizenship if they wish. Even as illegals they can obtain drivers’ licenses and work without having to pay taxes.

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  • cmh

    I get the impression that his heart isn’t in it. He is a reluctant candidate.

  • bob e

    george the 1st was a real piece of work too. he took the magnificent
    armed forces reagan had built & wasted it on an oil war. lots of oil
    in mexico & texas .. and lots of NAFTA all of a sudden huh ??

    we’ve had a coup d’etat in america. look around

  • Freedom

    No conservatives will ever vote for him, they will stay home again if he is the choice