The former Republican governor of Florida, Jeb Bush, has come out against Arizona’s anti-immigrant law saying his own children might look suspicious to police.
Bush expressed his opposition in a Denver Post report last weekend.
“It’s the wrong approach,” he said. “The net result is not much has been done.”
The former Florida governor’s wife, Columba, was born in Mexico and is a naturalized U.S. citizen. They have three children George P. Bush, Noelle Bush and John Ellis Bush, Jr.
Noting he was obviously not running for office, he also said he believes there are solutions other than a law “criminalizing illegals,” a departure from most of his Republican colleagues’ views.
As previously reported in La Plaza, Republican state lawmakers have proposed Arizona-style immigration measures in Florida. For his part, Bush recommended tightening the border and improving programs to more smoothly integrate immigrants into American society.