Path to Citizenship: Jeb Bush Talks Immigration
Immigration reform – what a complicated subject to even begin talking about. Just to give a couple thoughts for discussion:
The 2012 GOP platform of self-deportation is not happening, and it is also a toxic vocabulary term in any election, at any time …ever. Don’t like it? Don’t agree with me? That’s fine, just look at the voting statistics from November. No matter how strongly you feel about the issue, your opinions cannot be heard unless you get in office, and telling an entire of community of people that you want to make the environment so difficult for them that they willingly exit the country just doesn’t scream “acceptance” to me.
I personally feel like one of the qualifiers for any path to legalization/citizenship should be stronger border security. I prefer a plan that says, ‘Shit has already hit the fan, now let’s clean it up while making sure we don’t let it happen again.’ A system in which states could let the federal government know when they felt their own borders were secure makes me far more comfortable than some large and inefficient federal system going on with utter disregard for local authorities. However, that is not what the president sees, and I have a
overwhelmingly obvious inclination that Democrats want Latino voters in their pocket forever suspicion he is playing a little bit of political strategy with that stance.
But what do you guys think? You probably won’t get exactly what you want because the White House and Senate are Democratically controlled, so what do you think Republicans should do in this situation to make sure they get at least some of what they want?