Jeb Bush Pens Book, Disagrees With It

Now he backs a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 5, 2013 11:18 AM CST
Jeb Bush Pens Book, Disagrees With It
In this Feb. 26, 2013, file photo, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush talks with the media following his address on education to the Texas Business Leadership Council in Austin, Texas.   (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Jeb Bush's new book is out today, but it seems his opinions have already changed. In the book—which, to be fair, he says was written last year—he says illegal immigrants should be allowed to stay but be unable to "obtain the fruits of citizenship." "A grant of citizenship is an undeserving reward for conduct that we cannot afford to encourage," he writes in Immigration Wars. Today, however, he told MSNBC that he'd back a plan offering undocumented immigrants "a path to citizenship," if the law avoids offering "an incentive for people to come illegally." His new opinion, ThinkProgress notes, follows a bipartisan push for immigration reform. (Read more Jeb Bush stories.)

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