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GOP and immigration: Will the Bush or Trump philosophy prevail?

GOP and immigration: Will the Bush or Trump philosophy prevail?

On the question of immigration, the Republican Party is at a crossroads. The party could take the Jeb Bush approach. “The way I look at this,” Bush said last year, “is someone who comes to our country because they couldn't come legally, they come to our country because their families — the dad who loved their children — was worried that their children didn't have food on the table…. Yes, they broke the law, but it's not a felony. It's an act of love.” Or the party could imitate Donald Trump, who exploded into the presidential race with these inflammatory words: “When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending...

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