Jeb Bush Defends ‘Act of Love’ Remarks on Illegal Immigration

AZBD Note: Using Jeb Bush’s line of reasoning, any crime is an “act of love” including prostitution and armed robbery as long as it is done to provide for a family.


Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush defended his characterization of illegal immigration as an “act of love” on Thursday, but he also refrained from using those words again in his speech.

“This past weekend, I made some statements about immigration reform [that] generated a little more news than I anticipated,” Bush said at a Connecticut GOP event, according to news reports. “You know, I’ve been saying this for the last three or four years, I said the exact same thing that I’ve said regularly… And the simple fact is, there is no conflict between enforcing our laws, believing in the rule of law, and having some sensitivity to the immigrant experience, which is part of who we are as a country.”