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Jeb Bush: immigration and more

Former Florida governor, brother of George W Bush, son of George HW Bush, and a very strong supporter of both illegal and massive immigration. Involved with the Hispanic Leadership Network, which is part of the American Action Network.

See the posts below for more information on his immigration positions and more.

Last modified Feb 24, 2012
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TheDream.US: Don Graham, Gates, Bloomberg, Norquist turn their backs on American students (scholarships for illegal aliens) - 02/04/14

... Development Bank Endorsers include: * Jeb Bush * Newt Gingrich * Grover Norquist * Jill Biden * Rupert Murdoch Want to do something about this? The most accessible supporter is Norquist, so focus on him: 1. Tweet your thoughts to @GroverNorquist 2. When an article mentions Norquist, point out his low level of loyalty to his fellow citizens. 3. Search for those discussing him and then work to...

TheTeaParty.net supports immigration reform, secretly met with Jeb Bush (Herman Cain, Home Depot, Teaparty Express, TPNN) - 05/17/13

... of Teaparty leaders met with Jeb Bush and George P Bush to discuss the Senate amnesty plan: [Those at the meeting included] representatives from TheTeaParty.Net, Tea Party Express, The Tea Party News Network, Revive America and others on April 11, POLITICO has learned. Members of former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain's staff and Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus's staff were...

Mark Zuckerberg pro amnesty ad features Marco Rubio (Americans for a Conservative Direction, Bush, Barbour, Facebook) - 04/24/13

... the former chief of staff to Jeb Bush; Dan Senor and Joel Kaplan, the former George W. Bush advisers; and Rob Jesmer, the former executive director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee who serves as the campaign manager for FWD.us. Brian Walsh, the former NRSC communications director, is working closely with the group on communications and strategy. Barbour is a former lobbyist for...

RNC's Bush-linked Growth and Opportunity Project: GOP is "scary" to voters, must pass amnesty, Caring Conservatism - 03/18/13

... veteran strategist and top ally of Jeb Bush" ( peekURL.com/z3F8JSv ) * Ari Fleischer: George W Bush's press secretary * Zori Fonalledas: "National Committeewoman, The National Republican Party of Puerto Rico" * Glenn McCall: per RedState, "Glenn McCall won a race for RNC Committeeman. McCall becomes the first black committeeman ever elected to the RNC from South Carolina". Since the U.S. only...

Jeb Bush and Clint Bolick mislead, promote bad immigration policy - 01/25/13

In the Wall Street Journal, Jeb Bush and Clint Bolick offer "Solving the Immigration Puzzle" (link). I'll provide excerpts followed by a discussion of how they're misleading and promoting bad policy. First, Bush & Bolick ("B&B" for short) want comprehensive immigration reform rather than "piecemeal" changes such as some form of DREAM Act and also instead of demanding that border security...

Conservative leaders who support Marco Rubio's amnesty (Hannity, O'Reilly, Norquist, Cardenas, Krauthammer...) - 01/22/13

... previous coverage of them): * Jeb Bush on Twitter said of Rubio's amnesty: "Kudos to Sen. Marco Rubio" [8] * Grover Norquist: Americans For Tax Reform's Grover Norquist Called Rubio's Ideas "A Good Step In The Right Direction" "Grover Norquist Of The Americans For Tax Reform Told Right Turn It Was 'A Good Step In The Right Direction.'" (Jennifer Rubin, "Rubio Takes A Gamble," Washington Post, 1...

Book reviews of Immigration Wars: Forging An American Solution by Jeb Bush and Clint Bolick - 09/12/12

... 2013, former Florida governor Jeb Bush will be releasing a book called "Immigration Wars: Forging An American Solution". His co-author is Clint Bolick, a senior fellow at the Goldwater Institute. When the book is available, please post reviews in comments below. Just try to avoid sending Jeb Bush any money: if your local library already has a copy, read it there. Or, scan it for a few lies and...

Mel Martinez: Romney won't support attrition as president ("self deport", Jeb Bush, Kobach) - 08/28/12

... party. People like myself and Jeb Bush who are a voice on this issue and the collective of all those voices will be what it takes to come up with something, you know, some legislation that will move the issue forward." Asked about Kris Kobach, Martinez says: "I don't know how big of an advisor he is. I know that I've given [Romney] advice on the issue of immigration, and so I hope that I'm also...

Jeb Bush, Robert Putnam mislead about immigration and assimilation - 07/03/10

Jeb Bush and Robert Putnam offer "A better welcome for our nation's immigrants" (link). It's part of a push for amnesty mentioned here about a year ago. In the piece, they mislead about assimilation and consistently fail to to be intellectually honest. They start with this: On our national birthday, and amid an angry debate about immigration, Americans should reflect on the lessons of our shared...

Jeb Bush opposes Arizona immigration law, and helps the far-left at the same time - 04/27/10

Jeb Bush (more on him at the link) has - not surprisingly - come out against the new Arizona immigration law and - also not surprisingly - done so in a sleazy fashion (link): "I think it creates unintended consequences," he said in a telephone interview with POLITICO Tuesday. "It's difficult for me to imagine how you're going to enforce this law. It places a significant burden on local law...

Republicans to push amnesty (Jeb Bush, Ed Gillespie, Robert George, George P. Bush) - 02/22/10

... Mexican-American son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, has founded Hispanic Republicans of Texas, a political action committee to promote Hispanics running for state and local offices... Former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie, who is coordinating some of the party's internal discussions, called the tandem effect of rising Hispanic population and dwindling Republican support an...

Jeb Bush: GOP should be like Democrats, except cheap (not just the "old white guy party") - 10/23/09

Jeb Bush - the highly treasured brother of the former highly treasured president - appeared at George Washington University last night and said: Bush criticized Republicans for giving the impression that the GOP is the “party of no.” He told the group that Republicans are often “too nostalgic” and that the party needs to be more “forward looking” in order to regain national success. Bush reminded...

Karl Rove donates to Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush neutral. Does that confirm my hunch? - 10/05/09

... are close to former GOP Gov. Jeb Bush -- who have publicly become more comfortable airing their skepticism about Crist in public. One of those Republicans with close ties to the Bush family, Karl Rove, has signaled his preference with his wallet. Rove confirms to NBC News that he has contributed a $1000 to Rubio's campaign, the donation will be made public when Rubio files his next FEC report (...

Jeb Bush, Mack McLarty, CFR to push immigration "reform" (amnesty) - 07/06/09

According to this, Jeb Bush and Mack McLarty (former chief of staff of Bill Clinton) will this week be presenting a report in support of comprehensive immigration reform, aka amnesty. The report is sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations: The report urges Congress and the Obama administration to undertake a new effort with three central components: "the creation of a more efficient legal...

"National Council for a New America": new GOP, same old amnesty? (Jeb, McCain, Romney) - 04/29/09

... Experts" will include John McCain, Jeb Bush, and Mitt Romney. The first two are obviously strong amnesty supporters; the last came out for it recently. Others on the panel include Haley Barbour and Bobby Jindal; their positions aren't known. Others signing on include John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Mitch McConnell, Lamar Alexander, and two who had their own amnesty plans: Mike Pence and Jon Kyl. Per...

Jeb Bush considering Senate run (the better to push amnesty?) - 12/03/08

From this: Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush - the younger brother of the president - is weighing a run for the Senate seat currently held by Republican Mel Martinez. ...A source close to Bush said he'll be thoughtful and methodical about the decision-making process. He will consider the impact a race would have on his family and his business and whether or not the U.S. Senate is the best forum...

Senator Mel Martinez won't seek re-election in 2010 (mind the door) - 12/02/08

... to this. According to this, a Jeb Bush spokesman says that Governor Bush has not given serious consideration to running for the U.S. Senate, or any other office at this point, which probably means the opposite. As for Martinez, despite being from Cuba he was a strong supporter of basically allowing Mexican citizens to enter the U.S. at will. He spoke out in support of amnesty several times, and...

Huge warning sign: George P. Bush joins Fred Thompson team - 12/11/07

... and they're even conflicting. Jeb Bush Jr. is working for Rudy Giuliani as the Chairman of "Florida Young Professionals for Rudy" (joinrudy2008.com/article/pr/911) at the same time as some of his father's former workers are now with Mitt Romney's campaign. Why, it's just like dynasties of old used to do it. Given the Bush record of the last eight years, even Hillary would be better than someone...

Letter: last 100 conservatives who support Senate amnesty bill must band together! - 06/05/07

... former New York congressman * Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida * Ken Mehlman, former chairman, Republican National Committee * Tamar Jacoby, senior fellow, Manhattan Institute * Michael Gerson, senior fellow, Council on Foreign Relations * Hector Barreto, chairman, The Latino Coalition * Lawrence Kudlow, economics editor, National Review Online * Linda Chavez, chairman, Center for Equal...