Image this, eh?
A Republican President WELCOMING immigrants becoming American citizens !!??
How things have changed in the era of Donald Trump!….
Bush II actually was asking for immigration reform that did NOT happen on his watch….
His views on the policy come form him being the former Governor of Texas, which of course borders Mexico, and family , who have Mexican immigration backgrounds….
Former president George W. Bush, making a rare public appearance on Monday, greeted new U.S. citizens and described immigration as “a blessing and a strength,” a message that sharply contrasts with President Trump’s rhetoric on the issue.
Bush made the remarks at a naturalization ceremony at the Bush Institute in Dallas. More than four dozen immigrants from 22 countries were sworn in during the ceremony, at which former first lady Laura Bush also delivered remarks.
“America’s elected representatives have a duty to regulate who comes in and when,” the former president said. “In meeting this responsibility, it helps to remember that America’s immigrant history made us who we are. Amid all the complications of policy, may we never forget that immigration is a blessing and a strength.”
Bush, who left office in 2009, said that he regretted that his administration’s efforts at comprehensive immigration reform “came up short.” He urged policymakers in Washington to “dial down the rhetoric” and work toward modernizing the country’s immigration laws..
“The United States of America is the most successful of nations,” Bush said. “Historically, where immigration is concerned, we’re also the most welcoming of nations. And these two facts are related.”….