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Jeb Bush on the issues: Border Security

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Photo by Lynn R. Mitchell

By Lynn R. Mitchell

Let’s look at the issues and where 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush stands. For more information, check Jeb2016.com. Today we will look at border security.

From Governor Bush and the website:

When Clint Bolick and I published Immigration Wars in 2013, we presented a number of proposals to strengthen America’s immigration policy. 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.

I believe that for those already in the country, we need to put in place 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 any plan to address the status of illegal immigrants must be accompanied by a robust strategy to improve border security.

Securing the border is possible, but it will require Washington to move beyond divisive rhetoric. The following six proposals offer concrete steps that the federal government should take to help secure the border and enforce our immigration laws. We must transform immigration from a broken system into one that benefits every American.

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Mentor Jeb Bush takes challenge by mentee Rubio in stride

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Jeb Bush talked with Alex Davis in Bristol, Va., in September.

By Lynn R. Mitchell

Jeb Bush has been described by the Wall Street Journal as “the most qualified candidate to be president. For all the ‘establishment’ criticism, any fair reading of his eight years in office shows it would be hard to design a more successful conservative governorship — lower taxes, limited spending, Medicaid reform, landmark school-choice initiatives. He left office in 2007 with a 60% approval rating.”

One thing he was known for while governor was personally responding to citizens’ emails, thus earning the title “eGovernor.”

After spending years building the Republican party in Florida, serving two terms as a  hands-on governor who responded to emails, and who took a young fledgling politician named Marco Rubio under his wing only to see him become an opponent in the 2016 presidential race, Bush continues on the campaign trail.

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Jeb Bush has a plan to secure the border and enforce our immigration laws

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Jeb and son George P. Bush (Photo from Politico)

By Lynn R. Mitchell

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush has a plan for securing the border and enforcing our immigration laws. Listen to what he says, not to the false information that is being pushed on social media. Here are the facts right in this piece by Jeb that is based on a book he wrote two years ago with attorney Clint Bolick, vice president of litigation at the Goldwater Institute (see Jeb Bush’s conservative immigration agenda).

Securing the Border and Enforcing Our Immigration Laws
By Jeb Bush

When Clint Bolick and I published Immigration Wars in 2013, we presented a number of proposals to strengthen America’s immigration policy. 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.

I believe that for those already in the country, we need to put in place 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 any plan to address the status of illegal immigrants must be accompanied by a robust strategy to improve border security.

Securing the border is possible, but it will require Washington to move beyond divisive rhetoric. The following six proposals offer concrete steps that the federal government should take to help secure the border and enforce our immigration laws. We must transform immigration from a broken system into one that benefits every American.
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WSJ … ‘Clint Bolick: Jeb Bush’s Conservative Immigration Agenda’

Jeb BushBy Lynn R. Mitchell

Fact: Jeb Bush is the only Republican to serve two terms as governor in Florida. Fact: Jeb Bush pulled in 61 percent of the Hispanic vote. Fact: Jeb Bush is fluent in  Spanish. Fact: The Hispanic population is the fastest-growing segment in America.

Immigration is a controversial issue in America but those who seek solutions should not be labeled with false names especially from fellow conservatives who are right-of-center (see The propaganda war of words against Jeb Bush): “Whether he runs or not, it is duplicitous to rewrite Jeb Bush’s conservative history.”

Clint Bolick’s article in today’s Wall Street Journal is in response to a sea of misinformation by setting the record straight about Governor Jeb Bush’s immigration policies (see Jeb Bush’s Conservative Immigration Agenda). Bolick, vice president for litigation at the Goldwater Institute and a research fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, co-authored, with Jeb Bush, the book, “Immigration Wars: Forging an American Solution” in 2013. He wrote:
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