Michael Gerson: Jeb Bush's immigration ideas could help the GOP

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  • Furry1993 Ogden, UT
    March 10, 2013 7:29 a.m.

    @There You Go Again 8:19 p.m. March 8, 2013

    bush fatigue?



    Amen! Granted that the first Bush was decent and this one has more on the ball than the last one, but the damage the last one caused is unconscionable and sufficient to say enough is enough concerning that family. I don't want to give another Bush a shot at hurting the country.

  • Mike in Cedar City Cedar City, Utah
    March 10, 2013 1:51 a.m.

    There is no help for the GOP, least of all on the immigration issue.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    March 9, 2013 11:37 a.m.

    One more professional politician trying hard to position himself for a run at the White House?

    I'm praying that the Lord will deliver us from any more Bushes.

  • There You Go Again Saint George, UT
    March 8, 2013 8:19 p.m.

    bush fatigue?


    March 8, 2013 6:27 p.m.

    The difference is that Jeb wants them to return home first, go to the end of the line, and come back when it's their turn.

    4.3 million people came here last year on work visas and green cards. I think that's more than enough.

    Remember the 23 million citizens looking for full time work.

    With Obama's approval rating, I doubt anything happens.

  • TeaPublican Houston, TX
    March 8, 2013 5:31 p.m.

    We TeaPublicans fully supported Gov. Jeb Bush when he proposed to withhold citizenship for roughly 11 million ILLEGAL immigrants. Then RINO Sen. Marco Rubio predicted that Jeb could be brought around and would ultimately tolerate a path to citizenship! No way did I think that would happen! So I was shocked when Fox News reported that RINO Rubio DID get to Jeb! Jeb Bush told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that he now embraces the pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants…and that’s just a day after rejecting the idea! I am so sick of hearing “I was for it before I was against it but now I am for it again”! I am just not sure who Jeb would really be after the Republican primary and before the general election. We just got done with a Republican Presidential Candidate just like that! “It’s almost like Etch A Sketch. You can kind of shake it up and restart all over again”! The Bush family needs to go away! We TeaPublicans DO NOT want Jeb Bush running for President!

  • RichardB Murray, UT
    March 8, 2013 4:04 p.m.

    You can't give any type of amnesty and expect it to solve the problem. Show Americans that we are enforcing the laws first. Pass E-Verify, shut off the cheap labor that attacks our moral fiber.

  • Tyler D Meridian, ID
    March 8, 2013 1:05 p.m.

    This is all fine and well (as there is no way 11 million illegals will ever be “forced” to leave), but removing the incentives, permanently, is a must. If we don’t shut off that magnet the US will continue to be a draw (i.e., jobs, free education, healthcare, etc…).

    Anything else should be a non-starter, and if the Republicans roll on this (like Reagan did) we’ll be having the same discussion regarding 20 or 30 million illegal immigrants in 2033.

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    March 8, 2013 12:56 p.m.

    My question is which ideas of Jeb Bush. He's is doing a Romney - flip-flop....

  • Fitness Freak Salt Lake City, UT
    March 8, 2013 6:25 a.m.

    In case you don't have time to read the article - this is yet another advocacy article intended to guarantee unethical/illegal immigrant employers a continual source of cheap labor.

    Its' LONG on nice things for illegal trespassers, and SHORT on any sort of immigration enforcement provisions.