Baltimore Immigration Attorney: Bush Holds Firm on Immigration
In a summit in Puerto Rico, Jeb Bush held firm on his support for comprehensive immigration reform despite push back from fellow republicans according to the Washington Post.
The event was hosted by the National Review and moderated by none other than conservative commentator Rich Lowry. He pushed Jeb Bush on immigration and the former governor was having none of it.
Bush responded forcefully and appeared to challenge the conservatives to review the immigration issue and their tone in dealing with the issue.
Meanwhile in an interview reported by Hotair.com Ted Cruz was quoted as stating that he supports legal immigration. Apparently Cruz wants more legal immigration, at least among better educated immigrants who might qualify for an H-1B visa.
Not to be outdone Huckabee at the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC) continues the shameful and transparent dodge on the immigration issue, claiming that he cannot answer a question about giving legal status to immigrants until the border is secured first.
Literally his response according to Think Progress was, “You’re asking me to get to second base, but we haven’t gotten to first yet.” If he cannot anticipate and come up with ideas about a future event as this can we really trust him as president where such decision making will be required. President’s do not have the luxury of only focusing on one thing and doing everything one step a time without thinking about what happens months or years down the road. Maybe this answer clearly disqualifies him from being able to hold the office.
It is refreshing that Bush is holding firm instead of putting the proverbial finger to the wind and following the pressure from the far right on this issue. This should make for great debates.
This is a quick round up of presidential politics and the immigration issue. It is still early and this issue appears likely to dominate at least the Republican primaries. We will see how each candidates position evolves.