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Friday, April 24, 2015

Bush would overturn Obama's executive actions on immigration

Former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-Fla.) said that he would overturn President Obama’s controversial executive actions on immigration.

In an interview Tuesday, he said federal courts might strike down Obama’s actions giving millions of immigrants legal status — but if they did not he said he would act.

“Yes I would, it’s possible that by the time the next president arrives the court will overturn those,” Bush said of Obama’s executive actions from 2012 and 2014. He made the comments on theMichael Medved Show.

“This concept of prosecutorial discretion, which is what he’s used as the basis for these executive orders, is to look at cases on a case by case basis. He’s had millions of people basically by the stroke of a pen being given temporary status.”

Bush said that the right way to fix the nation’s immigration problems is through legislation.

A group of 26 states have sued the president, claiming that his immigration actions in 2014 are unconstitutional.


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