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March 5th, 2013
02:25 PM ET

Jeb Bush explains juggling stances on immigration issue

Watch Jake Tapper's interview with Jeb Bush today during the 4pm ET hour of "The Situation Room."

(CNN) – Amidst criticisms that he's flip-flopped on a key part of immigration reform, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush acknowledged Tuesday that he's been supportive both of a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants and of a lesser measure granting only legal status, saying his position is underscored by a desire to de-incentivize illegal immigration to the United States.

Speaking with Jake Tapper, CNN's chief Washington correspondent and anchor of the upcoming weekday program "The Lead," Bush said that while his new book "Immigration Wars" specifically says immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally should be barred from a pathway to citizenship, he could support such a pathway if it's proposed by lawmakers this year.

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Filed under: Immigration • Jake Tapper • Jeb Bush
soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Ken Margo

    This is an issue that should have been solved already. Give them a path to citizenship. Unless you do that they will stay in the shadows. Let's be real if the roles were reversed and the jobs were in Mexico we would be going there. We should be more concerned with companies shipping jobs OUT of the country instead of worrying about Mexicans entering the country. What do you think hurts the U.S. more?

    March 5, 2013 at 9:23 pm |
  2. www.twitter.com/hlmelsaid

    Immigration,citizenship.

    March 5, 2013 at 4:06 pm |
  3. www.twitter.com/hlmelsaid

    Immigration wars.

    March 5, 2013 at 4:05 pm |
  4. Jim Thomas

    Only if they have to do what they should have done in the first place,pay back taxes and do not have a police record of any kind,otherwise ship them back where they came from.They have and are getting a free ride and we the taxpaying citizens of the USA are tired of supporting and paying the bill.Jim Thomas Phx.Az.

    March 5, 2013 at 2:41 pm |
  5. Pauline Mitchell

    guess he 's going to make a run for President in 2016 so he's flip flopping already

    March 5, 2013 at 2:28 pm |

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