On Sunday, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin reminded former Florida Governor Jeb Bush that no matter how much of an “act of love” he thinks illegal immigration is, it is still illegal.
“I think that anybody who breaks a law in America as their first action putting their first foot on our homeland illegally, it may be an act of love from the heart, but it’s illegal,” Palin told NBC News after attending a rally for Iowa Senate candidate Joni Ernst. They are “called illegal immigrants for a reason,” she added.
Bush, a potential 2016 presidential contender, has come under fire after his remarks, which he defended. Establishment Republican consultant Karl Rove, who was former President George W. Bush’s chief strategist, said the remarks were not artful. Regardless, Bush has continued to push amnesty for all of the country’s illegal immigrants, most recently at a “Davos in the Desert” education summit in Arizona.