Jeb Bush Discusses Immigration at Iowa Ag Summit

 
Jeb Bush Discusses Immigration at Iowa Ag Summit

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says that immigrants living in the country illegally must have an opportunity to legalize their status, a position at odds with his potential Republican presidential rivals.

At an agricultural policy forum in Des Moines on Saturday, the likely GOP presidential contender says: "This is the only serious, thoughtful way to deal with this. No one I know has a plan to round up illegal immigrants and send them back."

Bush has said a larger workforce based on legal immigrant labor is key to his goal of achieving 4 percent economic growth. He also proposes restricting family-based immigration to accommodate more workers. Speaking at the Iowa State Fairgrounds, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee are calling for enforcement of existing law.

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