[Ed. – Yeah, that’ll go over.]
Jeb Bush said on Friday that his plan for reforming the nation’s immigration system is “the grown-up plan.”
Bush kicked off his first pre-2016 trip to New Hampshire with a visit to the Integra Biosciences manufacturing plant in Hudson, where he took questions from local business leaders. The former Florida governor, whose position on immigration reform has come under criticism from members of his party, once again endorsed “earned legal status” for immigrants who entered the country illegally.
“It’s easy to say, ‘Well, anything you can propose is amnesty.’ But that’s not a plan,” Bush said. “That’s a sentiment perhaps.”
Bush also faced questions about Common Core, the national educational standards that he’s supported despite widespread opposition from conservative politicians.
Just because there is “political heat” around an issue, Bush said, “you don’t abandon your core beliefs.