Jeb Bush: No path to citizenship in immigration reform
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Monday that he does not support a pathway to citizenship as a part of immigration reform plans under consideration in Congress. Bush, in a new book co-authored libertarian lawyer Clint Bolnick, argues for giving a path to legal permanent residency to many of the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S.
"It is absolutely vital to the integrity of our immigration system that actions have consequences -- in this case, that those who violated the law can remain but cannot obtain the cherished fruits of citizenship," Bush and lawyer Clint Bolick argue in a new book, "Immigration Wars: Forging an American Solution." The former governor repeated this line on the "Today" show Monday, noting "Our proposal is a proposal that looks forward. And if we want to create an immigration policy that's going to work, we can't continue to make illegal immigration an easier path than legal immigration."