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Jeb Bush Jr: 2014 stands to be 'blockbuster' year for immigration reform



Jeb Bush Jr. wrote a column today for The Hill suggesting 2014 will be a "blockbuster" year for immigration reform.

"Wide acknowledgement from Republican House leadership — and support among Republican constituents — shows that immigration reform is definitely not a “dead” issue, but one with great opportunity in 2014," Bush writes. "Every member of the House leadership team has expressed commitment to move reform forward in 2014, and each week the number of rank and file Republicans in favor of reform grows.

"In 2013 we made great strides toward a successful 2014 for immigration. Considering that just over a year ago this issue was on the sidelines, the fact that the home stretch is in sight is no small accomplishment. 2014 stands to be that blockbuster year that finally takes reform across the finish line. Our members of Congress have the opportunity to work together on an issue with truly broad, bipartisan support. And my congressman, Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.), is set to play a crucial role in those efforts."

Read the full column here.

[Last modified: Thursday, December 19, 2013 3:31pm]


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