- Apr 13, 2011
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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) on Monday said it's time Republicans "cease being the obstacle" to immigration reform and urged House GOP leaders to hold a vote on legislation passed by the Senate last week.
ush and Bolick argue that passing immigration reform would benefit Republicans on the campaign trail. They note that, in 2012, Republicans received 27 percent of the Hispanic vote, a 40-percent-decrease from a dozen years before that. They describe immigration as a "gateway issue" for Hispanic and Asian voters.
"No Republican would vote for legislation that stifled economic growth, promoted illegal immigration, added to the welfare rolls, and failed to ensure a secure border. Yet they essentially will do just that if they fail to pass comprehensive immigration reform — and leave in place a system that does all of those things."
Read more @: Jeb Bush: Republicans must 'cease being the obstacle' to immigration reform - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room
So pretty much its a loos loose for Tea Party Republicans. Pretty much we should pass this. Its not perfect for the dems or the repubs, but in the long run nothing is perfect. Its a start for both sides and i disagree with many parts of it, but its sure as hell a start and that is something i can agree with, and i think both sides Repubs and dems can agree with.