It's a beautiful country we have and yet it's not beautiful when we condemn and call people names and scare people about immigration. It's an easy issue to frighten some of the electorate and I'm trying to have a different voice. — Former President George W. Bush
It's a beautiful country we have and yet it's not beautiful when we condemn and call people names and scare people about immigration. It's an easy issue to frighten some of the electorate and I'm trying to have a different voice. — Former President George W. Bush
George W. Bush Slams GOP As 'Isolationist, Protectionist,' 'Nativist'
  • George W. Bush called the GOP "isolationist, protectionist, and to a certain extent nativist."
  • In an interview with the "Today" show he called for "border enforcement with a compassionate touch."
  • "It's an easy issue to frighten some of the electorate," Bush said.
"It's a beautiful country we have, and yet it's not beautiful when we condemn and call people names and scare people about immigration," he told the "Today" show on Tuesday. "It's an easy issue to frighten some of the electorate, and I'm trying to have a different voice."

... Bush said that he wanted "border enforcement with a compassionate touch" and that he wasn't "pro-immigration" because that involved "open borders."


He called for a stronger asylum process with more judges and courts to handle people's claims and for a visa system to allow more workers in to fill "empty" American jobs. Bush also argued there's a shortage of "manpower" on the border to handle the steep rise in migrants, particularly children, who've crossed the US-Mexico border in recent months.
Read the full article: https://www.businessinsider.com/george-w-bush-slams-the-gop-as-isolationist-protectionist-and-nativist-2021-4