Jeb Bush (Immigration)

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Bush's Immigration (section page)

Jeb Bush plans to strengthen the enforcement of Immigration laws, both internally and at the border through six proposals. (RD4)

  1. A forward-leaning Border Patrol with the flexibility to deploy resources to meet threats. (RD4)
  2. implementing new surveillance technologies such as drones sensors and radars (RD4)
  3. improving the border infrastructure to allow easier access to border patrol agents (RD4)
  4. Reduce the incentive for illegal immigration by decreasing the likelihood that they will be employed through an improved E-Verify system (RD4)
  5. Identify and send home the people who are entering the United States and overstaying their visas or otherwise violating the terms of their admission. (RD4)
  6. Punish sanctuary cities which are impairing the federal government from enforcing immigration laws, by withholding federal law enforcement funds. (RD4)

For those already within the United States Jeb Bush intends too instate a rigorous path towards citizenship which would require a background check, paying fines, paying taxes, learning English, obtaining a provisional work permit and a job all while not receiving government assistance. (RD4)

"What we need to do is allow people to earn legal status where they pay a fine, where they work, where they don't commit crimes, where they learn English, and over an extended period of time, they earn legal status. That's the path" (RD4)

"Yes, they broke the law, but it’s not a felony. It’s an act of love. It’s an act of commitment to your family. I honestly think that that is a different kind of crime that there should be a price paid, but it shouldn’t rile people up that people are actually coming to this country to provide for their families." (WashingtonPost)