Uh oh. The younger Mr. Bush might be securing political support among Hispanic voters but the sentiment sounds sincere and sensical. Of course, this isn’t going to endear him to the extreme right wing of the Republican Party. Will “compassion” be an asset in future political contests?
Jeb Bush: Immigration is ‘not a felony’ but ‘an act of love’
CNN’s Dana Davidsen
(CNN) – Jeb Bush said the debate over immigration reform needs to move past derisive rhetoric describing illegal immigrants.
The former Florida governor said in an interview Sunday in College Station, Texas, that people who come to the United States illegally are often looking for opportunities to provide for their families that are not available in their home countries.
“Yes, they broke the law, but it’s not a felony. It’s an act of love, it’s an act of commitment to your family,” Bush told Fox News host Shannon Bream at town hall event at the George Bush Presidential Library Center.