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Jeb says U.S. should do more to welcome immigrants

Taking a different approach to immigration than the "secure-the-borders!" cry from many Republicans, Former Gov. Jeb Bush co-wrote a column in today's Washington Post: On our national birthday, and amid an angry debate about immigration, Americans should reflect on the lessons of our shared immigrant past. We must recall that the challenges facing our nation today were felt as far back as the Founders' time. Immigrant assimilation has always been slow and contentious, with progress measured not in years but in decades. Yet there are steps communities and government should take to form a more cohesive, successful union.

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stuntmanmike

Now watch for Rubio, Jeb's puppet, in the coming day's to say the same.

George Fuller

Jeb helped the immigrant assimilation program by marrying Colombo, a Mexican who followed Jeb from Mexico to TX. Seems she was with her father who also was illegal. She said she was going to the post office one day and never went back as the story account goes. She ran off with Jeb and got married.

As far I know she never went through the messy immigration process....so I assume she is still illegal.

But cudos to Jeb for doing his part to assimilate the illegals into our society.

It may also influence his and his brothers views about amnesty. There are probably family relatives on her side of the family that could benefit from amnesty.

harry houdini

ISN'T IT INTERESTING THAT IN MANY, MANY NEWSPAPERS AROUND THE COUNTRY AT THIS TIME OF YEAR, THAT THERE ARE STORIES ABOUT "LEGAL IMMIGRATION" AND LEGAL IMMIGRANTS WHO WENT THROUGH THE "LEGAL" SYSTEM OF BECOMING CITIZENS. AS AN IMPORTANT ASPECT OF THIS "LEGAL PATH" TO CITIZENSHIP,THEY LEARNED TO READ AND WRITE THE LANGUAGE OF THIS COUNTRY, LEARNED ABOUT OUR HISTORY AND BECAME "PROUD" TO BECOME AMERICANS.......WITHOUT THIS UNDERSTANDING OF OUR LANGUAGE, HISTORY AND CULTURE, THERE IS NO ASSIMILATION, NO MELTING POT!

THERE IS JUST A RECKLESS BUNCH OF INGREDIENTS THAT WILL NOT MIX WITH THE "AMERICAN RECIPE" AND WILL TAKE FOREVER TO MELT.

MR. BUSH, GIVE ME A AN F IN BREAK!!!

George Fuller

Before 1965 the U.S.A. allowed in 250K immigrants per year. The people allowed in were primarily people with skills. At 250K annually we were the largest admissions immigration country.

Ted kennedy got the law changed and today, in the middle of one of our most severe recessions, 125K immigrants arrive, most unskilled so they qualify to work in menial jobs. Month in and month out we get a contstant flow of unskilled workers.

Do you think the idiots in D.C. would have the sense to issue a moratroium of 5 years until we get our citizens back to work? Nearly 50 million immigrants have arrived since Kennedy got the changed.

Two decades ago 1 in 20 living in the USA were foreign born.

Today it is 1 in 8.

In Florida it is 1 in 5.

At what point do we lose our identity as a country?

Larry

Please ask Jeb Bush how much Lehman Brothers paid him as a "consultant" after he left office as governor, and why this should not be considered a delayed bribe for his work in Florida's buying crappy Lehman investments when he was governor. They are now worth zero, costing Florida hundreds of millions.

What Jeb has to say about immigration -- or anything else -- is of no interest until he comes clean about Lehman.

harry houdini

George Fuller is 100% correct! Republicans are as bad as Democrats when it comes to Immigration....No moral principles, no principles of fair play, no principles at all///JUST LOOKING OUT FOR VOTES...

When the Mexican flag is hoised over the upside down American flag we have lost our identity. At least that is the case in california, yes small "c".

Andrew

Maybe the world really will end soon. I agree with Jeb.

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