George Bush Pushes Amnesty for Illegals, Lobbies Republicans to Work with Biden
Bush praises Biden's amnesty plan for 11 to 22 million illegal aliens
Former President George W. Bush is lobbying Republicans to help Joe Biden on amnesty for illegal aliens amid the ongoing border crisis.
Bush said Biden should provide amnesty for illegal aliens, or at least ones eligible for former President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
During an interview with the Dispatch Podcast, Bush said:
“I think piecemeal probably makes sense, and I think the president, if I could be so bold, is calling Republicans like-minded and saying ‘Let’s see if we can get something done.'”
“Comprehensive may be too big of a reach right now,” Bush continued.
“Like if they can get DACA done with some kind of border enhancement, you know plans to give Republicans comfort in voting for the bill, then all of the sudden there’s confidence to be gained.”
Bush is currently helping lead the charge with the open borders lobby to provide amnesty for millions of illegal aliens.
Biden gave a resounding endorsement to the plan during his first address to Congress last week.
Biden touted amnesty for 11 to 22 million illegal aliens living in the US and also urged Congress to pass two other amnesties, one for 4.4 million illegal aliens and the other for 2.1 million illegal aliens working on farms.
Bush also revealed he is working with the Koch network to help pass amnesty for illegal aliens.
Bush's remarks show how out of touch he is with Republican and conservative voters, if not the majority of Americans, according to a survey from the pro-migration, Koch-funded Cato Institute.
6-in-10 Americans want less overall immigration to the U.S, including 75 percent of Republicans and 76 percent of conservatives, the survey found.
72 percent of Americans would prefer less immigration to the U.S, the survey showed.
Earlier this month, Bush called for Republican lawmakers to be more respectful to immigrants.
"I do want to say to Congress, ‘Please put aside all the harsh rhetoric about immigration. Please put aside trying to score political points on either side.’"
"I hope I can help set a tone that is more respectful about the immigrant, which may lead to reform of the system.”
In March, Bush said he was "deeply concerned" with the rhetoric surrounding immigrants and said he believes there should be a pathway to citizenship for undocumented migrants.
He added that ending away 11 million unauthorized immigrants in this country would be a "political pipe dream."