Jeb Bush Says Legalization But No Citizenship
“Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, the son and brother of presidents, says the United States should overhaul its laws to make immigration easier and to give illegal immigrants a way to legal residence, not citizenship,” NPR reports.
“Bush lays out his plan with co-author Clint Bolick in the new book Immigration Wars. Bush tells NPR’s Steve Inskeep that they propose legalizing undocumented immigrants ‘after there is a recognition that if people come here illegally, they have to pay a fine or do community service [and] make sure they don’t commit any serious crimes.'”
Gov. Brewer Says Obama Wants to Punish Arizona
“Gov. Jan Brewer on Monday doubled down on statements that President Barack Obama released hundreds of potentially dangerous illegal immigrants as a way to get back at Arizona. ‘I think it’s pretty clear, (they’re) not looking upon Arizona favorably because of the actions we have taken here,’ Brewer said,” AZFamily.com reports.
“They’re releasing what we believe to be criminals, illegal aliens out of jail and into our society not knowing who they are or what they are doing, so yeah, I do believe this is payback.”
Verizon CEO Endorses Amnesty
“Verizon Communications CEO Lowell McAdam is urging the Senate’s ‘Gang of Eight’ to press on with efforts to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws, calling it a ‘critical step to re-igniting’ the U.S. economy. ‘The current immigration system is a clear drag on our economy,’ McAdam wrote in letters sent to each of the senators in the bipartisan group on Monday. ‘The costs in underdeveloped capital, lost productivity, and wasted resources undoubtedly run into the billions,'” The Hill reports.
Colorado Tuition Bill Heads to a Vote
“Republicans in Colorado are helping send a bill giving illegal immigrants a chance at in-state tuition to its farthest point in the Legislature. The tuition proposal is nearing its final lap as the House planned to debate the measure Tuesday. Similar bills have cleared the Senate in recent years, but stalled in the House,” KOAA.com reports.