“We’re an immigrant nation and we should be proud,” he said, as someone in the audience yelled, “Yes!”
“We should create an immigration system that drives economic opportunity for all of us,” he added. “We should move toward protecting the rule of law, protecting our border, making legal immigration easier than illegal immigration for sure, but we also want to look at this as a huge opportunity.”
Said Bush: “The conservative cause would be better to embrace this rather than push it away.”
Bush also endorsed the idea of statehood for the U.S. territory, winning great applause.
“I think statehood is the best path,” he told his audience at the Metropolitan University of Cupey. “To get the full benefits and responsibilities of citizenship, being a state is the only way to make that happen.”