Immigration is a minefield.
Jeb Bush stepped in it.
Bush’s new book, Immigration Wars: Forging an American Solution, exploded on the political scene last week and left the former Florida governor uncharacteristically wobbly over how to legalize the status of the undocumented.
The controversy — and perhaps the book itself — summed up the politics of immigration: laden with political peril, nuance, seeming contradiction and complexity.
The book is also a point of departure for Bush’s political aspirations. He’s neither ruling out nor in a White House bid in 2016.
That invites more political scrutiny than Bush says he realized.