Jeb Bush has not announced whether or not he is running for President. If he does run, according to the Business Insider, he would be the favorite to win the Republican nomination. Obviously his views on Immigration are very important.
According to a recent exclusive interview with Fox News Mr. Bush would back legal status but not citizenship for those who have entered the country illegally.
“In response to criticism by conservatives that he supports a form of amnesty for illegal immigrants, Bush said he backs legal status — but not citizenship — for those who have entered the country illegally.
“A practical solution of getting to fixing the legal system is also allowing for a path to legalized status, not necessarily citizenship,” he said.
Nevertheless, he suggested that the country must take some kind of common sense approach to what to do with an estimated 11 million people living illegally in the United States, particularly children of illegal immigrants.
“What are we supposed to do, marginalize these people forever?” Bush asked.
He also suggested he would undo President Obama’s executive actions that suspend deportation for some illegal immigrants, under comprehensive reform legislation.”
This suggests that Mr. Bush would take some action on Immigration as President. He would not be as pro Immigrant as President Obama. Nor would he be as pro Immigrant as Hilary Clinton. Ms. Clinton’s stance apparently will be even more pro immigrant than that of President Obama.
As Immigration reform is a huge issue in the United States it is apparent that we will hear more from the candidates (and potential candidates) about Immigration reform in the months to come.
Lawrence Gruner is a Sacramento Immigration Attorney and Sacramento Immigration Lawyer. He may be reached at 916-709-4643 or 888-801-6558. He would be happy to talk to you about your Immigration case. There is no charge for the consultation.