Bush: Immigration Reform 'Has a Chance to Pass'

Appearing in a pre-taped interview on ABC’s This Week, former president George W. Bush stated that he believed that the Senate immigration reform bill could pass the House. “Sometimes, it takes time for some of these complex issues to evolve. And it looks like immigration, you know, has a chance to pass,” Bush stated. “The reason to pass immigration reform is not to bolster a Republican Party — it’s to fix a system that’s broken. Good policy yields good politics as far as I’m concerned.”

He continued, “”It’s very important to fix a broken system, to treat people with respect and have confidence in our capacity to assimilate people. It’s a very difficult bill to pass because there’s a lot of moving parts. And the legislative process is– can be ugly. But it looks like they’re making some progress.”