Jeb Bush – More Non-Reasons to Support Amnesty

Jeb Bush – More Non-Reasons to Support Amnesty

“As a businessman, I recognize the vital role immigrants play in our local and national economies. For businesses big and small, immigrants are producers and consumers, workers and entrepreneurs,” says Jeb Bush in an op-ed in The Hill.

“Across industry and skill level, the bottom line remains the same: Our economy requires an immigration system that allows for a future flow of workers and new citizens that reflects our nation’s economic and labor needs.”

“These immigrants have become part of our communities, our businesses, our families. But our current immigration system tears families apart and forces our hardworking neighbors to live in the shadows.”

Anti-Detainer Policies Let Illegal Aliens Remain in U.S.

“California and Connecticut next month will become the first states to limit police cooperation with federal officials seeking to deport undocumented immigrants. The changes escalate a clash with President Barack Obama’s administration that began in Democratic strongholds, including New York and Cook County, Illinois, driven by concern about the effects deportations are having in foreign-born communities,” Bloomberg News reports.

“The California and Connecticut laws challenge the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency’s now-routine requests to hold undocumented immigrants in local jails, even when charges are dropped, for 48 hours beyond their scheduled release. The extra time lets agents determine whether to seek deportation.”

Nancy Pelosi Declares Immigration Enforcement Over

“Nancy Pelosi recently told Telemundo that violations of immigration law should no longer have any consequences,” says CIS Executive Director Mark Krikorian at National Review.

“The implications are huge, and not limited to the tenure of this administration, since this is now the consensus Democratic party position. It means the substance of immigration legislation is irrelevant; John Boehner and Paul Ryan can stuff a million enforcement provisions into an amnesty bill and it’s all just for show if being an illegal alien is no longer a reason to be removed from the country.”

Christie Will Have to Decide on Tuition Bill

“New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is prepared to sign legislation easing college tuition costs for thousands of students in the U.S. illegally if the Legislature agrees that these students cannot qualify for state financial aid,” reports.

“Two administration officials who asked not to be identified say Christie will sign the bill as early as Thursday if the Legislature agrees. The officials spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to discuss the legislation publicly before the governor takes action.”


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Dan is the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)'s President after joining the organization in 1982. He has testified more than 50 times before Congress, and been cited in the media as "America's best-known immigration reformer." Dan has appeared on virtually every significant TV and radio news/talk program in America and, in addition to being a contributing editor to, has contributed commentaries to a vast number of print media outlets.


  1. avatar

    It is very revealing what Speaker John Boehner is not talking about.. He is he totally silent about Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s outrageous comments that being an illegal immigrant is no grounds for being deported. The truth is Speaker Boehner has derailed most enforcement legislation that would end illegal immigration. On the other hand, he strongly supports granting amnesty and U.S. citizenship to illegal immigrants. The only difference between Boehner and Pelosi is that he is restrained by an anti-amnesty GOP caucus while Pelosi has no inhibitions whatsoever.

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    Mark Krikorian says it perfectly about the “consensus Democratic party position”, concerning Nancy Pelosi’s recent statement [“our view”] that being in the country without authorization is not a reason to deport that person. It means we are legalizing illegality. There is no other way to put it. As Krikorian says:

    “It means the substance of immigration legislation is irrelevant, John Boehner and Paul Ryan can stuff a million enforcement provisions into an amnesty bill and it’s all just for show if being an illegal alien is no longer a reason to be removed from the country.”

    “All just for show”. Exactly, but what about all those promises of strict future enforcement by all these amnesty proponents when amnesty was being heavily pushed at the start of 2013? How many times do we have to listen to these lying double dealers?