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Month: April, 2014

“It’s Not A Felony. It’s an Act Of Love.”

On Sunday April 6, 2014, former Florida governor Jeb Bush said in an interview that people who come to the United States illegally are looking for better opportunities to provide for their families who live in the home country. Bush said “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.” Also, he said that he will make a decision by the end of the year if he will run for President in 2016. If Jeb Bush decides to run for President in 2016, with this comments he might not win the GOP primary elections because conservative voters don’t see illegal immigration as an act of love, they see it as a felony. Bush would be asked repeatedly about his comments and he would have to answer appropriately in order to gain the trust of the conservative voters. One of the problems that he might face will be the other GOP candidates who will criticize him for his immigration remarks and policy. Now, one of the advantages that Jeb Bush has, is that he would have the support of the Hispanic voters especially in Florida and his wife Columba Garnica Gallo who’s from Leon, Guanajuato can play a big role for the Hispanic voters during the primary elections. Meanwhile, we have to wait until the end of the year to see if Bush decides to run for President 2016.

House Republicans Blocked GOP Immigration Proposal

Rep. Jeff Denham of California proposed for the second time his bill called the “Enlist Act,” which allows young children who were brought illegally to join the military and gain legal status. Many conservatives reacted to Rep. Denham’s proposal saying that it’s amnesty and they won’t support it. Rep. Mo Brooks from Alabama said “I don’t think it’s in Americans best interests from an economic standpoint to dramatically increase the job opportunities for illegal aliens who are competing against American citizens for those jobs.”

Denham has brought this proposal because he served in the U.S. Air Force and many in the Air Force were immigrants. But, when majority of House Republicans oppose the bill, it’s unlikely to be passed sooner or later. Early this year, Speaker John Boehner revealed a set of immigration reform principles but,the majority of the GOP members don’t want to debate or to vote on the issue before the midterms elections so, Speaker Boehner pulled back and said that immigration reform won’t pass this year because House Republicans don’t trust President Obama. Not voting before the midterms could mean that the GOP could lose the Senate and just have control of the House. Rep. Denham said that he will continue to push for the bill.