Jeb Bush Goes Off Script To Promise Immigration Reform

06/16/15 Huffington Post

immigration marchNewly announced GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush went off script on Monday to pledge to pass immigration reform, in one of the most surprising moments of his announcement speech.

He wasn’t initially planning to mention immigration, which underscores how difficult an issue it is for him in the primary, as he tries to avoid charges of supporting “amnesty” without backing away from his record and being seen as a flip-flopper. The 2,000-word prepared remarks don’t include “immigration” at all.

A group of immigration advocates attended the speech in Miami wearing yellow shirts that spelled out “legal status is not enough.”

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