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Jindal: GOP Should Make Its Case on Immigration Reform

Some members of the Republican party, Bobby Jindal said this morning, believe the party should hold off on immigration reform and focus on President Obama’s low approval rating and the Affordable Care Act’s troubles to carry them through the 2014 elections. That doesn’t include the Louisiana governor, who said that he believes in a “high walls and a broad gate” approach to immigration policy, with border security and enforcement coming before amnesty for people in the U.S. illegally today. He believes the GOP presents a set of reforms along those lines, with requirements that border-state governors verify that the border is secure before the legalization process is complete.

When asked about the political benefits of immigration reform, Jindal said he believed the party should support comprehensive immigration reform because he feels it’s “the right thing to do,” not because “pollsters tell us” it makes sense.

Patrick Brennan was a senior communications official at the Department of Health and Human Services during the Trump administration and is former opinion editor of National Review Online.


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