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Former President George W. Bush is lobbying for Republicans to work with President Biden on immigration.
He told “CBS Evening News” anchor Norah O’Donnell in a segment that air Sunday he wants to tell Congress, “Please put aside all the hard rhetoric about immigration. Please put aside trying to score political points on either side.”
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Bush said Congress isn’t doing their job pointing to presidential executive orders on the heated topic.
“The problem with the immigration debate is that one can create a lot of fear: They’re comin’ after you. But it’s a nation that is willing to accept the refugee or the harmed or the frightened, that to me is a great nation,” Bush said. “And we are a great nation, and we are a great nation.”
O’Donnell said the former president supports a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants, if they pass a background check and pay back taxes.
“Whether my own party listens to me or not’s another question,” Bush said.
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