National Politics - 2016

Jeb Bush Addresses Immigration Issue

SIX-PART PLAN AIMS TO ENHANCE SECURITY, CUT FUNDING TO “SANCTUARY CITIES” || By FITSNEWS || Former Florida governor Jeb Bush is jumping into the immigration fray this week … releasing what he says is a six-part plan to “transform immigration from a broken system into one that benefits every American.”…


|| By FITSNEWS || Former Florida governor Jeb Bush is jumping into the immigration fray this week … releasing what he says is a six-part plan to “transform immigration from a broken system into one that benefits every American.”

“When Clint Bolick and I published Immigration Wars in 2013, we presented a number of proposals to strengthen America’s immigration policy,” Bush wrote. “Border security and the interior enforcement of immigration laws, including a greater role for states, formed key parts of this package of reforms. We emphasized that finding a practical solution to the status of the people who are here illegally today is a nonstarter if our borders are not secure against future illegal immigration.”

Bush’s plan would …

1. (Create) A forward-leaning Border Patrol with the flexibility to deploy resources to meet threats.
2. Use new technologies to achieve continuous surveillance of the border.
3. Bolster border infrastructure and improve access to federal lands.
4. Require electronic verification of employment eligibility.
5. Identify and send home the people who are entering the United States and overstaying their visas or otherwise violating the terms of their admission.
6. Crack down on sanctuary cities that undermine efforts to enforce immigration laws.

On the last point, Bush wants to withhold federal law enforcement funding from cities which “undermine the nation’s immigration laws.”

Another GOP presidential candidate – Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal – wants to arrest the mayors of these cities as accomplices to the crimes committed by illegal aliens.

Bush – who criticized president Barack Obama‘s record on immigration – nonetheless appears to be trying to find middle ground between Obama’s executive amnesty plan and the aggressive anti-immigration positions outlined Jindal by GOP frontrunner Donald Trump.

“These six proposals, when combined with a rigorous path to earned legal status, would realistically and honestly address the status of the 11 million people here illegally today and protect against future illegal immigration,” Bush wrote.  “While passions run high on this issue, there is no rational plan to deport millions of people that the American people would support. It would disrupt communities and families and could cost taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars.”

We agree with that last part … but once again Bush appears to be middling.  And as Trump’s meteoric rise in the polls is demonstrating, now is not the time for “Republican” candidates to be “middling.”

Also … where are his specifics?  Bush references “a rigorous path that requires individuals to pass a thorough criminal background check, pay fines, pay taxes, learn English, obtain a provisional work permit and work, not receive federal government assistance, and over an extended period of time earn legal status,” but it’s not clear exactly what such status would entail.

This website has never breathed fire on the immigration issue – although we have consistently called for government to appropriate more resources to border security.

“Why not stop subsidizing millions of things government shouldn’t  be doing and start spending tax dollars on one of the handful of things it should  do?” we wrote last summer.

Border security is also a legitimate public safety issue as a recent report (commissioned by a liberal organization, oddly enough) estimated there are 820,000 illegal aliens in the United States with criminal convictions – and 690,000 illegal aliens in our country who have been convicted of either a felony or a serious misdemeanor.


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True Colors (: August 4, 2015 at 12:15 pm

What have I always told you about FITSNews and so-called “Libertarians?”

Tazmaniac August 4, 2015 at 12:23 pm

Only two things wrong:
A. Too little action
B. He is lying anyways.
Other than that, this is great!

flip August 4, 2015 at 12:25 pm

Yes indeed.

flip August 4, 2015 at 12:24 pm

Bush stands ZERO chance for nomination.Just like the American people are tired of Clinton Mafia and their criminal enterprises, the ‘Bush Syndrome’ PLUS his desire for amnesty (no matter what he says now) make him unsuitable for Republican nomination.

The best question asked so far in polls is NOT who you would vote for in the primaries but who would you NOT vote for.

Trump and Bush run at 32%-34%…Walker,Rubio and Carson run from 5%-9%.

It will be Walker v. Biden and Republican landslide in 2016.

Bill August 4, 2015 at 1:21 pm

Walker is a dumb as dirt Koch Sock-puppet.

Lindsey August 4, 2015 at 1:27 pm

You realize Walker is a college drop-out – right?

Bible Thumper August 4, 2015 at 1:31 pm

You realize that so was Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Mar Zuckerberg were all drop outs.

Just a little under a third (32%) of all of today’s billionaires never got a college degree. In addition, three times as many billionaires have degrees in the Arts than billionaires who have degrees in Math, Finance or Science.

Lindsey August 4, 2015 at 1:40 pm

Right. But we didn’t elect Steve Jobs to run the free world. Nor Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg.

Bible Thumper August 4, 2015 at 1:44 pm

Harry Truman, and how did those with degrees turn out?
They don’t offer degrees in running the free world.

Lindsey August 4, 2015 at 4:35 pm

Harry Truman? It’s 2015, not 1940.

Bible Thumper August 4, 2015 at 4:56 pm

Only WWII, A-bomb, and Korea.

Tom August 4, 2015 at 11:54 pm

Walker is no Steve Jobs, Bill Gates , or Mark Zuckerburg. His recent Financial statements show he is broke. He has been duped twice. He is a total dumb ass on the Koch Payroll. willing to do whatever the Kochs tell him. Walker will sell this country to them.

Bible Thumper August 4, 2015 at 11:58 pm

If he sold the country to the Koch brothers, they would make big improvements.

Tom August 5, 2015 at 1:19 pm

Improved for who? Only themselves. The Kochs want a country where their money means they can do anything they want to whomever they want. They are tired of the serfs telling them they can’t pollute to their hearts content, and they can’t build a pipeline wherever they want, even if it means taking farmers and ranchers land by force, They want to be 19th century American Oligarchs, like the Vanderbilts and J.P. Morgan. They want the government to answer to them.

Bible Thumper August 5, 2015 at 1:38 pm

Pipelines are safer, cleaner, cheaper and release less CO2 than trucks or railroads.
Taking land for a oil pipeline is no different than for a waterline, powerline or any other transportation use. The farmers can go to court to insure a fair settlement. There are hundreds of thousands of transportation easements in the US already.
Koch “serfs” are paying for your Obamacare, phones etc… It’s not Koch they have a problem with in spite of what David Brock says, it’s the federal government.

flip August 4, 2015 at 1:37 pm

Obama can’t speak without a teleprompter and where are his grades from college and law school?

Who has em…Bill Ayers or the Muslim brotherhood? :)

Walker was still smart enough to destroy every labor union in Wisconsin.

nitrat August 4, 2015 at 12:29 pm

” 5. Identify and send home the people who are entering the United States and overstaying their visas or otherwise violating the terms of their admission.”

Does that mean Nikki’s parents will have to go back to India?
They came in on tourist visa’s, right?

John August 4, 2015 at 12:42 pm

You dumb shit. Shut up and sit quietly till you can say something worth saying.

Jack August 4, 2015 at 1:19 pm

We can only hope. Wouldn’t that be great. Nikki is an anchor baby. She should be sent back with them, right?

Centrist View August 4, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Nothing about penalizing the people who employ illegal foreign nationals.

nitrat August 4, 2015 at 12:38 pm

Because the vast majority of those business people/farmers are Republicans and the Republican Party – the party of Reagan’s amnesty which turned out exactly as many thought it would with the mess we have today – knows it.
That is why the partisan US Chamber of Commerce is for comprehensive reform, which really is the only answer.
It is not a problem that can go on endlessly without a solution.

Employers are broke August 4, 2015 at 12:41 pm

Obama has already wiped them out. There are no employers, Dumbass. There are no jobs. Have you not looked at the data?

Rocky August 4, 2015 at 1:07 pm

No jobs? Then where the heck I’m I going going every day. This desk and office are a mirage. Holy crap!!!

flip August 4, 2015 at 1:43 pm

Tango was correct.You are a paid political hac.Nobody would post the liberal,American hating bullshit you crap out your ass everyday without being paid.

You are the nicest socialist on here though. Smirks used to be #1. :)

Rocky August 4, 2015 at 4:33 pm

Tango was, is, and always will be – wrong!!!!

Tom August 4, 2015 at 1:17 pm

There are a lot of Republican donors, big money who benefit from illegal labor, and low wages paid under the table. So expect little or nothing from the Republicans on the primary cause of illegal immigration. Jobs that pay more than jobs in Mexico.

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CorruptionInColumbia August 4, 2015 at 12:37 pm

No thanks, Jebby Boy. I don’t trust you any more than I would trust your daddy or your brother. You’ll say what you have to right now to keep a ranking in the polls, but this would all be forgotten and swept away the minute you were declared the winner in Nov, 2016.

Tazmaniac August 4, 2015 at 1:40 pm

He might as well just come out with it and say “Read my lips, no illegal immigrants!” , worked for Daddy, except this time he could be telling the truth once he gives everyone free citizenship.

A Liberal 180 August 4, 2015 at 12:39 pm

Now even the left-leaners like Jeb and FITSNews are backpedaling on illegal immigration. That’s HILARIOUS.

Y’all bashed Trump last month. Now you’re trying to emulate him. You look like Dumbasses. How long before Hillary tries to save her disaster of a campaign, copying Trump?

Any wonder why the liberals and the media HATE Trump. He’s doing the talking for the American people, and the people are rewarding him lavishly w/ report.

FITSNews and Jeb are speaking for a pack of ignorant and ass-backward, liberal idiots.

Flip August 4, 2015 at 1:08 pm

1. (Create) A forward-leaning Border Patrol with the flexibility to deploy resources to meet threats.
2. Use new technologies to achieve continuous surveillance of the border.
3. Bolster border infrastructure and improve access to federal lands.

OK, from what I understand we already did 1-3. Can we go on to legalizing hot Latina women now?

Rockito August 4, 2015 at 1:10 pm

Legal status. What is that? I think it means a Green Card – and the law says – if you gets a Green Card and meet a length of stay requirement, you can apply for citizenship. So it would seemo to mio, that the Bush plan is pure and simple amnesty. Bush / Rubio 2016 – Para La Vida Bonita.

Hillary CRASHED, burning!!! August 4, 2015 at 1:34 pm

What has me SCREAMING with laughter is Hillary’s campaign. After she was doormat for the Democrat Party, you’re crapping on her again, for a man.

Joe Biden may have the lowest IQ of any VP in the history of the US, yet the Democrat Party is ready to piss on Hillary and draft that stupid son of a bitch. Thank you for the laugh.

I know FITSNews is terrified to go there, but it is FUNNY!!!!…to watch.

flip August 4, 2015 at 1:48 pm

Why Biden’s plagiarims shouldn’t be forgotten.…/the_write_stuff.html
SlateAug 25, 2008 – … much, at least when it comes to politics. The incidents of plagiarismand fabrication that forced Joe Biden to quit the 1988 presidential race…


Democrat = Corruption August 4, 2015 at 2:14 pm

Character, corruption, hate or morality makes NO difference to Democrat voters.

Gimme, gimme, gimme until it runs out. Feeding their GREED is ALL they care about.

Biden’s lack of character – and corruption – will meant nothing to their people. Just look at Obama, or Bill Clinton, and they LOVE him.

TontoBubbaGoldstein August 4, 2015 at 9:12 pm

1. (Create) A forward-leaning Border Patrol…

TBG hopes it doesn’t faceplant in the Rio Grande…


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