Bush welcomes new citizens in soft push for immigration reform
July 10th, 2013
10:30 AM ET
1 year ago

Bush welcomes new citizens in soft push for immigration reform

Dallas (CNN) – There was no impassioned plea to pass immigration reform. But the image was unmistakable.

The sight of former President George W. Bush welcoming newly sworn-in citizens at a naturalization ceremony at his library and museum in Dallas on Wednesday offered a sharp contrast to the hardening opposition to immigration legislation in Washington.

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  1. Data Driven

    Bush usefully reminds everyone that immigrants contribute to the USA, a nation entirely predicated on folks emigrating from other lands, including, by the way, so-called "Native Americans" whose ancestors kayaked here from the Pacific islands or trekked across a once-frozen Berings Strait. There are no aborigines. Including YOU, white conservative guy.

    July 10, 2013 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  2. Bill from GA

    " amnesty for illegals" seems to be a term misused.

    If i steal a TV from Walmart, 'amnesty' means I don't get prosecuted. It doesn't mean I get to keep the TV.

    So wouldn't 'amnesty' mean we don't arrest the illegals, we only send them home. There should be another name for when we let them "keep the TV" (i.e.: reward them their illegal activity).

    We could say say we Reaganonize them.

    July 10, 2013 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  3. Fair is Fair

    "It's a civil offense, Captain Ignorant."
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    Well, since immigration laws are enforced at the federal level, maybe they should be made federal offenses. Unless you object, of course.

    July 10, 2013 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  4. Bill from GA

    "We could say say we Reaganonize them."

    I meant to say Reaganize, but it is kinda funnier the first way.

    And I am not generally a conservative; I almost always vote for Democrats. I just don't agree with all that they stand for.
    It's called 'thinking for yourself'.

    July 10, 2013 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  5. just sayin

    obama has already proven over and over again he will not enforce any laws which he does not like. he has actually violated his oath of office and the constitution by doing so. he is not a king, nor a dictator but acts like one and dares others to challenge him in court. passing any new immigration laws will be meaningless when the person responsible to enforce them is obama or any democrat. they have encouraged lawlessness for decades with their sanctuary cities

    wake up america. democrats are all about destroying this country any way they can. they think our laws and constitution as merely suggestions, to be ignored at will. the nsa and irs scandals are proof of that.

    July 10, 2013 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  6. Fair is Fair

    Data Driven

    Bush usefully reminds everyone that immigrants contribute to the USA, a nation entirely predicated on folks emigrating from other lands, including, by the way, so-called "Native Americans" whose ancestors kayaked here from the Pacific islands or trekked across a once-frozen Berings Strait. There are no aborigines. Including YOU, white conservative guy.
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    Well, can't that be said for EVERY country on earth, save sub-Saharan africa?

    July 10, 2013 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  7. Jeff in Virginia

    This is probably the first thing that the Republicans have gotten right about "re-branding" themselves. Good for them. Bad for the country.

    July 10, 2013 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  8. Rudy NYC

    Bill from GA wrote:

    So wouldn't 'amnesty' mean we don't arrest the illegals, we only send them home. There should be another name for when we let them "keep the TV" (i.e.: reward them their illegal activity)."
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    What if you stole that TV from Walmart and was ordered to pay a fine, instead of jail time. Is that still amnesty? The Senate bill calls for a fine, which is far less costly to taxpayers than arresting and then finding a country to deport them to.

    July 10, 2013 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
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