The JEB! Bush reportedly told a majority Hispanic church today that deporting illegal aliens is “not an American value,” which is sure to anger the pro-enforcement segment of the GOP base.
— Caroline Rowland (@Cari_Rowland) July 27, 2015
Jeb: path to citizenship or /legal status must happen: "Idea of self deportation or the idea of rounding up ple is not an American value"
— Adam Smith (@adamsmithtimes) July 27, 2015
ORLANDO – Jeb says at a heavily Hispanic church that "SELF-DEPORTATION or rounding people up is not an American value"
— Jonathan Martin (@jmartNYT) July 27, 2015
“Self-deportation” made the headlines in 2012 when Mitt Romney said that would be his immigration policy, which is making laws and policies so inhospitable to illegal aliens that they voluntarily go back to their home countries.
SO is Jebby endorsing open borders? Because we cannot have a border if we have a no-deportation policy. It’s just impossible. No matter how “welcoming” and lax your immigration policy there are simply going to be some deportations.
I have a feeling this isn’t going to sit well with the more conservative base of the GOP.