Jeb Bush, Rubio lay low on border crisis
July 18th, 2014
06:05 PM ET
8 years ago

Jeb Bush, Rubio lay low on border crisis

(CNN) - Three Republicans with lofty aspirations nearly had their political careers derailed over risky positions on immigration.

But the crisis on the southern border involving an influx of nearly 60,000 migrant children this year from Central America may help Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and Rick Perry repair a broken trust on immigration with conservatives.


Filed under: 2016 • Immigration • Jeb Bush • Marco Rubio
soundoff (31 Responses)
  1. Tampa Tim

    They have to hide from the conservatives. You cannot make chicken salad out of chicken waste.

    July 18, 2014 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  2. Rick McDaniel

    They both support the illegal immigration..........and the voters should take notice of that.

    July 18, 2014 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  3. Gurgyl

    Deport. Enough of this nonsense.

    July 18, 2014 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  4. warthog6

    There is an inevitable conclusion to laying off half of our police, while simultaneously flooding our streets and schools with hundreds of thousands of children with no parents, no way to sustain themselves, and no way to even talk to anyone but their own, who are just old enough to have inherited religious rejection of birth control and within a few years of puberty.

    They will join gangs, they will reproduce exponentially, they will rape, they will sell drugs, and they will kill you so you won't tell anyone. Anyone who has lived in any part of California knows what I mean. The gangs OWN the streets, the schools, and the jails ALREADY. This just throws gas on the fire.

    The big lie is that letting them stay is humane. Its NOT humane to OUR children–the ones who will deal with their gangs in school every day.

    WE are not the monsters. The monsters are the traitors who would endanger our children to look "righteous."

    Reject the lie.
    Remind our accusers that THEY are the monsters.

    Be humane to OUR children.
    Deport the hordes.

    July 18, 2014 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  5. Randy, San Francisco

    Rubio and Bush have no choice but to lay low. There is no room in the Republican Party for moderate immigration policies reflecting compassionate Christian values.

    July 18, 2014 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  6. They ought to change from the elephant to the hippo...

    'Whatsametta boys? No opinion for a change? Waiting for the wind direction to form your opinion? Or do you want Rush to tell you what it is...?

    July 18, 2014 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  7. warthog6

    Jeb Bush said "Immigration is 'not a felony' but 'an act of love'"

    An act of love IS a felony if its not consensual.

    July 18, 2014 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |

    This is a crisis folks it is a turning point to the future to america as we know it . This is crunch time this is a emergency man up woman

    July 18, 2014 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  9. Thomas

    Jeb Bush / Marco Rubio 2016

    We understand your pain , want an aspirin ?

    July 18, 2014 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  10. ja

    Are we surprised, they are always mute when they need to take a stand

    July 18, 2014 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  11. Rich in New England

    Your headline should read "Jeb Bush, Rubio lie low on border crisis". Sloppy grammar, CNN!

    July 18, 2014 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  12. anthony78

    While Rubio is quick to say Obama "leads from behind"...
    Jeb, not so much. He might actually be a good guy with a bad bad name.

    July 18, 2014 11:28 pm at 11:28 pm |
  13. Sip That Kool Aid, It's All You're Good For.

    One's in fear of being deported, and the other should be. You pick which is which.

    July 19, 2014 05:01 am at 5:01 am |
  14. Gurgyl

    -what do they make? We better Deport. These guys play politics. Nonsense. None of these republican trash is worthy to think.

    July 19, 2014 07:08 am at 7:08 am |
  15. don in albuquerque

    Laying low....another way of saying cowardice.

    July 19, 2014 08:29 am at 8:29 am |
  16. Tony D

    We have a front door that works and needs some repair for specific problems. The major problem that needs fixing is a federal government that refuses to enforce ALL of our laws, uniformly and without exception. When you catch a million illegals a year and release 75% of back onto the streets, you have a government that is not enforcing our laws. Secure the damn borders (illegals are not the only problem with open borders!), deport any and all caught here illegally WITHOUT EXCEPTION. Repeat offenders get to spend a year in a tent jail in the desert of Arizona with Sheriff Joe.

    All the liberals and lefties in here like to lie to you and say it can't be done. We don't have the money, we can't deport them all, blah, blah, blah. Total rubbish. We are spending/wasting billions apprehending and arresting these people over and over and over because it is an easy stroll back into this country.

    Lying liberal Democrats want you to believe it can't be done because they WANT open borders and people to be able to flood into this country just as is happening now. The other major thing that needs to happen is for any politician that supports this to be thrown out of office as they are violating their oath of office.

    July 19, 2014 09:08 am at 9:08 am |
  17. Gurgyl

    Reagan was for amnesty–he would have been impeached today, true. Just deport.

    July 19, 2014 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  18. smith1

    l they want to see how the wind blows. Why would they take a stand until they see if it will get them votes. It is not like the republican party has a conscience or any sense of morals unless it suits them. This is the Christian party of patriots who care about people don't ya know.

    July 19, 2014 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  19. warthog6

    Immigration is about children, so flood our kids' schools with rape gangs to sell our kids drugs and murder snitches, or else you hate children.

    You don't hate children... you?

    July 19, 2014 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  20. ThinkAgain

    Tony D: deport everyone here illegally without exception? Watch out, you're compassionate conservatism is showing.

    July 19, 2014 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  21. ThinkAgain

    To all the haters posting on here: I hope in the very near future you are in a situation where you are desperate for the help of others. And they turn their back on you because they decide without knowing you that you're a bad person and will only cause trouble if you survive.

    Or better yet, your children are in such a desperate situation and people turn their backs on them.

    In your final moments, you can cry out to Jesus and implore why more people are Christian like you.

    July 19, 2014 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |

    “Marco Rubio born to Cuban exiles? Not true, after all."Marco Rubio Lied About His Cuban Exile Immigrant Background"

    His parents came to this country in 1956 looking for economic opportunity. They declared at that time they intended to stay permanently. The fact that Castro came to power in 1959 makes a nice excuse to claim his parents were exiles, but it's simply not true. They came here looking for opportunity and assumed they'd be able to return to Cuba for visits whenever they could. Castro complicated the latter, but didn't change the

    which makes Rubio a common anchor baby of a common economic migrant

    July 19, 2014 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  23. Lizzie

    Reagan was for amnesty–he would have been impeached today, true. Just deport.
    -That's a nice way to put it, DEMOCRATS wanted AMNESTY and PROMISSED to close the border, Pres.Reagan signed the law and what happened, DEMOCRATS forgot what the had PROMISSED, but THEY got their way.

    July 19, 2014 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  24. Thomas

    MTC, a private contractor based in Centerville, Utah, manages 22 prisons in eight states,

    Mitt Romney CEO

    July 19, 2014 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  25. morebs

    for once I would love to cast my vote on a representative who would actually stand for what he or she believes in instead of which way the tide goes. if there were term limit on their seats, then they would have to take a stand one way or the other instead of waiting till election time to decide which way to vote on whatever the popular topic is at the time.

    July 19, 2014 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
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