March 13, 2015

FOR THE GROWN-UP PARTY:

Jeb Bush Says He Has a 'Grown-Up' Immigration Plan (REID J. EPSTEIN, 3/13/15, WSJ)

"It's easy to say, 'Well, anything you propose is amnesty,' but that's not a plan," Mr. Bush said during a discussion with local business leaders here. "That's a sentiment, that's not a plan. I think the best plan, the most realistic plan, the grown up plan, if you will, is once you control the border and you're confident it's not going to be another magnet, is to say, 'Let's let these folks achieve earned legal status where they work, where they come out of the shadows.'"

Later, during a brief exchange with reporters, Mr. Bush said he could also be supportive of a path to citizenship for people in the country illegally - as he did at one time - but said there currently isn't sufficient political support for it.

"If you could get a consensus done, where you could have a bill done and it was 15 years [to achieve citizenship] as the Senate Gang of Eight did, I'd be supportive of that," Mr. Bush said, referring to the comprehensive immigration legislation the Senate passed in 2013.

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