So last month or so Jeb Bush spoke about illegal immigration and said this.
JEB BUSH: There should be penalties for breaking the law. But, the way I look at this, and this is not, you know — I’m going to say this and it will be on tape, and so be it. The way I look at this is someone who comes to our country because they couldn't come legally, they come to our country because their family's dad who loves their children was worried that their children didn't have food on the table, and they wanted to make sure their family was intact. And they crossed the border because they had no other means to work to be able to provide for their family.
Yes, they broke the law, but it's not a felony. It’s kind of -- it's a, it’s an act of love. It's an act of commitment to your family. I honestly think that that is a different kind of crime that should be, there should be a price paid, but it shouldn't be -- it shouldn't rile people up that people are actually coming to this country to provide for their families. And the idea that we're not going to fix this but with with comprehensive reform ends up trapping these people, when they could make a great contribution for their own their families but also for us.
So what do you guys think of this belief?
Personally I think this is a stance that should be adopted by both republicans and democrats. I feel like if you can get people to relate to those you are advocating for, this more than anything can be used to push for a cause. Often times with illegal immigration it seems as though we focus on the fact that a felony has been committed, but we don't stop to ask why it was committed. Once you see someone as a felon you stop considering them to be good people even though this may not be the case.