Saturday, April 12, 2014
CNN reports that Jeb Bush is standing by comments on immigration reform that sparked a controversy among some conservatives. At a speech Thursday night, the possible 2016 Republican presidential candidate said that his words were nothing new, and made another pitch for reform saying that "comprehensive immigration reform is part of the answer." Last weekend, at a gathering at his father's presidential library in Texas, Bush said 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, adding "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."
Senator Ted Cruz offered a fairly even-keeled response to Jeb Bush's comments: