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Jeb Bush Doubles Down On Amnesty

Obama & Jeb Bush

Jeb Bush, who recently called illegal immigration "an act of love" took the opportunity offered by an elite education conference to double down on the issue saying illegal immigration "shouldn't rile people up."

The self-styled “Davos in the Desert” conference, officially the ASU Skysong Education Innovation Summit, has become the establishment elites’ leading education event of the year.

Not surprisingly, in the same unholy marriage of insider financial self-interest and public policy that is driving much of the push for Common Core, a number of education companies are also there showcasing their wares for investors.

Our friend Tony Lee reports that Bush’s remarks called for a "robust guest worker programs" and an expansion of H1-B visas for the high-tech industry," even though the notion that there is a shortage of American high-tech workers has been called a myth. He also called for a "tough but fair path to legalized status" for all of the country's illegal immigrants and an end to immigration quotas for countries.

Bush also mouthed the usual establishment platitudes about it was not an "American value to have 12-13 million people living in the shadows, but what really got our attention was Lee’s report that Bush also spoke about the need to protect borders and sanction companies that may hire illegal immigrants.

This is totally at odds with Jeb Bush’s earlier comments about illegal immigration being “an act of love.”

In those remarks Bush was at least honest in putting himself squarely in the open borders camp and people could make up their minds to support him or not based on where he stood on the issue.

Now it appears that, after the conservative firestorm over Bush’s “act of love” remarks (that even number one Bush apologist Karl Rove termed not artful) Bush is reverting to type and talking out of both sides of his mouth on amnesty for illegal aliens.

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STEM talent glut well-documented

The notion that there is a shortage of American high-tech workers has been well-documented to be a myth, through BLS data in several ways, through USCIS/DoL data, through dozens of independent research projects by the professorial set, by executives (current and former) of cross-border bodyshops, by economists like Milton Friedman who noted that the H-1B visa program is a government subsidy.