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News Monday, Aug 24 2015

Not so fast, Jeb

Aug 24, 2015

Jeb Bush might be talking about Asian “anchor babies” today, but it’s pretty clear he was talking about Hispanic “anchor babies” right up until this afternoon.

To the tape!

Jeb today: “What I was talking about was the specific case of fraud being committed where there’s organized efforts and frankly, it’s more related to Asian people coming into our country, having children in that organized efforts.”

Jeb Wednesday: “Look, Mr. Trump has made a proposal — six pages of suggestions on immigration — I applaud him for having more specific ideas. I think these ideas aren’t practical. I’ve written a book about this, I have clear plans on how to enforce the border, practical plans that won’t shut down our relationship with our third largest trading partner. Trading partner, by the way that we export more than we import. He wants to, in effect, have a trade sanctions against our third largest trading partner. There’s more concrete ways to deal with the legitimate concern that our border’s not secure, and I’ll continue to talk about those.

“As it relates to birthright citizenship, this is protected, this is a right of the 14th Amendment and I just don’t think it’s legitimate to say we’re going to change our Constitution and that’s gonna solve our problem. I don’t think that’s the proper thing to do. If there’s fraud, if there’s abuse, if people are bringing — if pregnant women are coming in to have babies simply because they can do it, there ought to be greater enforcement. That’s the legitimate side of this. Greater enforcement so you don’t have these ‘anchor babies’ as they’re described coming into the country.

Published: Aug 24, 2015

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