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Jeb Bush: We Must ‘Dramatically Expand’ Immigrants Coming to Work

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Wednesday at the Detroit Economic Club, former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL) said to “create high, sustained economic growth,” we need to “dramatically expand immigrants that are coming to work.”

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Bush said, “It seems to me we ought to be strategic about this about how do we create high, sustained economic growth And that is to shift away from family reunification being almost the sole driver of illegal immigration to narrowing that do what every other country has, spouse and minor children. And dramatically expanding immigrants that are coming to work. A  guest worker program to deal in the areas where there are shortages.”

“Investors, dreamers, people that come to our great universities, all these people should be welcomed in a in the country,” Bush added. “And the unwritten contract ought to be embrace our values, and you can pursue your dreams in this great country. And by doing so your greatest opportunity for more people.”

“Family formation rates in this country are at an all time low,” Bush continued. “Birth rates are below break-even. There are more single women than married women in this country for the first time in our history. Our demography could be huge strength for high sustained economic growth, or if we do nothing of it will end up becoming a significant problem.”

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