On Monday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer reacted to remarks from former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL) about illegal immigration being an “act of love” in come circumstances.
Secondly, there’s a question if it were just one person and your opinion about it or one family who jumped the fence, it wouldn’t be a national issue, but it’s 11 million, and then it becomes a national issue, an issue of sovereignty and the president has to make a statement that an elementary principle of sovereignty is we control who comes into the country,” he continued. “I believe in immigration but I believe that we set the parameters, the criteria for who gets in. And not to say blithely, ‘Well you know, there are a lot of people want to get in and that should be a good thing.’ If we’re ever going to have a solution to the immigration problem, and I believe in legalization, it will only happen when a Republican stands up and says, ‘Yes, we will legalize but we’re not going to get swindled like Reagan in ’86 with a promise of closing the borders.’ You close the border, you prevent the compassionate parents who want to better the lives of their children, but will jump the fence and maybe you legalize the 11 million who are here.”
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