Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's changed stance on citizenship for undocumented immigrants fits into a broader repositioning on the issue of immigration – perhaps for a presidential run in 2016.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s waffling on whether most undocumented immigrants should be able to become US citizens was the quick headline from his new book, "Immigration Wars."
But the Sunshine State Republican has a slew of other ideas for the immigration debate.
For example, did you know Mr. Bush thinks all US citizens should have to pass a much tougher version of the US citizenship exam to graduate from high school?
There’s good reason the question about citizenship took top billing in discussing Bush’s book, released on Tuesday. He's been one of the most prominent Republicans advocating outreach to Latinos through a “pathway to citizenship” – an immigration code phrase broadly indicating that most of the nation’s more than 10 million unauthorized immigrants would be able to obtain US citizenship at some point – but his "Immigration Wars" argues the opposite.
Still, there’s a lot more to the book than just a flip-flop on who should become a citizen, and he takes on some of the right’s main critiques of comprehensive immigration reform.
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